MacKeeper 2012 is a collection of Mac maintenance and security tools, all wrapped up in one neat little package. ZeoBIT really have thought of everything!
MacKeeper has been proven to keep your Mac running in tip top condition, and has managed to rack up a total of 8 awards from some very respectable sources! Including the Five Cow rating from Tucows.com
Check out MacKeeper 2012 features:
- Internet Security
The internet can be a dark and dangerous place for your Mac, stop taking risks now by enabling in-depth security checks each time you browse to a website.
- Antivirus Plugin
Websites can often be home to some pretty nasty virus’s, why take a chance of browsing without Antivirus protection? Despite what some people may say, Mac’s can and do get virus’s.
Everyone fears that time when they realise there beloved Mac has been stolen, should you ever be unfortunate enough to suffer, MacKeeper’s Anti-Theft module will track down your Mac and take snapshots with the built in iSight camera.
- Data Encryptor
Don’t leave your confidential drive contents ‘open to the elements’ encrypt and even hide your data away from prying eyes.
- Files Recovery
Have you ever been in the position where you realise you have accidentally deleted your loved ones photos? Lost your entire music collection? Or even just misplaced one document. Well fear no more with MacKeeper’s File Recovery Module.
Don’t ever risk loosing your important information, MacKeeper’s built in Backup module leaves no data unprotected.
Rather then just deleting your files, potentially leaving traces of confidential data all over your hard drive. Destroy it once and for all with Shredder.
- Fast Cleanup
In todays fast paced world you don’t have time to clean up clutter from your Mac, take the bind out of keeping your drive clutter down to a minimum with Fast Cleanup.
- Disk Usage
Disk Usage is perfect if your trying to track down the illusive free drive space.
- Duplicates Finder
Track down duplicate space hogging files using the simple straight forward Duplicates Finder.
- Files Finder
Using preset’s in Files Finder you can quickly and easily track down Video, Audio, Photos, Archives and Applications, or create your own presets.
- Smart Uninstaller
Removing installed applications from you mac can often be a bit of a laborious process… Well not anymore, MacKeeper makes it super simple.
- Update Tracker
Keep all your installed Mac Apps up to date and bug free with the update tracker.
- Login Items
Speed up your Mac’s boot up times by easily tweaking your login items.
- Default Apps
A quick and easy way to manage your Mac’s default application assignments.
- Geek on Demand
Geek on demand gives you quick and easy access to answers to all of your technical questions.
You can also download a fully functional trial version by clicking on this link..
The built in voices can be a bit boring, and no fun at all.. However, if you click on the System Voice drop down, then choose customise you will find a list full of all the available voices. Now, scroll down all the way to the US voices, and the past the normal ones. You should reach a section which looks like the one to the right.
Selecting these voice files add’s a little bit more novelty and variation to the Speech engine.
In this list you can also download some more voice files for most languages which don’t ship by default with OS X.
I think it’s fair to say that iTunes really does split the crowds, some people love it.. Some people hate it with a passion, well I am up there with the ones who love it.. Sure it’s got it’s issues, but I am not sure the iPhone or the mac would be the same without it.
For those of you who do love it, and think it’s here to stay.. Here’s a quick terminal command to enable a hidden feature. The feature gives you a small notification popup each time the iTunes track changes.
In a new terminal window, enter the following command:
defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool YES Killall Dock
Now, the next time iTunes track details changes you will get a popup like the one seen above! Not sure why this isn’t a built in iTunes feature, I personally think it’s pretty cool.
At work on my desk I have an iMac which I often use for configuring and shipping ADSL Routers, however once I am done it then goes back on the corporate network with a static address. Thus meaning I am often switching back and forth between DHCP and static on the network adapters config.
Which is where the next two terminal commands come in.
The following Terminal command set’s the IPv4 settings to manual then set’s the IP address of the adapter to 10.0.1.2, the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 and the router to 10.0.1.1
networksetup -setmanual "Ethernet" 10.0.1.3 255.255.255.0 10.0.1.1
The following Terminal command set’s the IPv4 settings to DHCP and clears the manual settings from the ethernet adapter.
networksetup -setdhcp "Ethernet"
The code above changes the settings on the Ethernet adapter, you will need to change the string entry to the network adapter you want to update.
Since it’s launch in June 2008 the App Store has been a hit with both application publisher and app downloaders the world over. So much so that the App Store is racing towards it’s 25 billionth download! That’s a whole load of applications!
The above snippet was captured at 20:11 18th Feb 2012 (GMT) judging by the rate of the animated counter over on the official page I’d expect the 25th billion will be achieved in the next few days/weeks.
What’s more, Apple are offering the lucky downloader with a US$ App Store voucher for $10,000. That’s quite some prize.. So get downloading people.. Who know’s – it could be you!