When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data seven times.
Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method. This utility overwrites your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to nothing before Permanent Eraser finally unlinks it from the system. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means.
Permanent Eraser is free of charge, and the source code is also provided for educational purposes.
* Implements the Gutmann Method via srm to remove files
* Erases the files in your Trash
* Erases CD-RWs and DVD-RWs
* Erases files dropped on the application icon
* Provides a warning dialog before files are erased (Press the Option key to bypass this warning).
* Universal Binary
* Localized for English, German, French, Dutch, and Traditional Chinese
* Source code is available
* It's free!
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Address Book Dates quickly shows the age, astrological sign, and Chinese Zodiac for contacts in the Apple Address Book. Also, it will navigate in iCal to the contact's birthday and any other custom dates for the original year, last year, current year, or next year.
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WebSMS is a nice alternative to send SMS from your carrier's web site. It automates all the boring stuff. It's easy as the cell phone: compose, click, sent!
It gives you one-click access to your mobile contacts from the Address Book. Use a different phone color for each one of your frequent contacts. It even supports CAPTCHA's.
Released under an open source license, it can be extended to support new carriers writing a plugin. A thoroughly commented template lets you create your own plugin in a minute.
Source code is available; follow development, submit bug reports and suggest new features on http://groups.google.com/group/websms
Currently supported carriers: TIM, Alice, Vodafone, Enel, Virgilio/Tin (Italy), GMX (Germany), Callwave (Int'l)
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EMUlaunch is a front-end application used for launching games on fifteen popular emulators on the Mac. Displays screenshot and box art for each game in a TV friendly interface. EMUlaunch looks for your roms and screenshots in a similar manner to MacMAME. It lists the roms for each of your emulators and then displays the screenshot (png or jpg) of the same name. The simple interface makes it easy to choose a game to play without having to open the desired emulator first.
This little app lets you show your current desktop to anybody. To do so, your buddies only have to type your ip address into a web browser. If your buddies are in your local LAN, they can use the Bonjour services (available in Safari) to locate your screen.
Unbearable Devices brings you the first of a series of audio tools to create a new breed of music: Multitemporal Music. Gone is the unique, boring BPM of old, we bring you the joy of using more than one BPM at the same time. Asynchronous streams of sound flowing in the same instance. Check www.unbearablerecordings.co.uk for some examples. The Guidmachine is Step Sequencer combined with a sample player. The Step sequencer has 4 X 16 steps while the sample player can load 4 samples simultanuously. Nothing new so far, but what makes the GUIdMachine special are a few unique features. First of all you can easily shift any of the sequences up and down by any number of steps and you can decide the length of each raw. But even this is not news. What’s special about it is that you can randomize this modifications and so the pattern will never be constant if you want. The velocities can be randomized too so the accents will also change during time and make the loops more interesting. But the most unique feature is that the 4 sequences can play at 4 different BPMs! The Sample Player section is a fairly straight forward 4 voices sample player with a good envelope section and the possiblitly to change the pitch , the length, the start point all on the fly. It also features a 4 tap delay section, a master Vst insert and the possiblity to record audio files of what you are doing.
GimmeSomeTune is an application that extends iTunes' functionality. With GimmeSomeTune, you can download lyrics and album covers without the user having to do anything - so that he can do things the computer can't do for him. Furthermore, it shows you iTunes' currently playing song in a beautiful floating window, which you can hide with the push of a button, and it can as easily be brought back to the foreground. GimmeSomeTune offers the user a lyrics-window, which shows you the lyrics of the currently playing song. In this window, you can also edit the lyrics on the fly, and, if GimmeSomeTune can't find any lyrics, look for them on Google. Of course, GimmeSomeTune features a vast number of hotkeys to control iTunes (and parts of GimmeSomeTune itself) out of any application. Alternatively, or as a complement, there is a mini-controller that lets you control iTunes with the mouse. To please every individual user, GimmeSomeTune has functionality to change it's appearance. The user can, amongst other things, modify the infowindow and the status menu. Even the information GimmeSomeTune shows you is changeable. Other features of GimmeSomeTune are support for iChat, a "Recently Played" menu and a daemon, which starts and quits GimmeSomeTune whenever iTunes starts or quits.
Shortcuts is a Mac OS X application to assign hot keys to contextual menu items. It works only with menu items added by contextual menu plug-ins. It allows you to assign a hot key combination to chosen menu item so you can select some object (file in Finder or text) and hit keyboard combination to execute the task normally performed by choosing that menu item.
onCourse allows you to track your students, courses and enrolments comprehensively. With minimal training your staff will be able to easily manage the most important information from across your organisation: web site pages, students, enrolments, invoices, tutors and much more.
Everything you need is there: a full general ledger system, right through to systems to make it easy to market your courses on the web, by email, SMS or however. Because onCourse automatically updates your web site as you make changes to course information, or fill places in your courses, your web site is always accurate and up to date.
With Australian AVETMISS functionality built-in, onCourse makes it a breeze to export correct data every time.