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Month: March 2012

CCleaner for Mac!

I was board and was browsing the Mac App Store and stumbled apon CCleaner! I’ve previously talked about similar apps like AppCleaner, MacKeeper and MacCleaning. Coming from the Windows world I’ve used CCleaner and I love it.  Was excited to see it on the Mac!

 

The cleaner feature itself to clean up log files, cache, etc is working great! The uninstall feature kept on giving me an error. Not sure why, I’m an administrator. 

This app seems useful on Mac and I just wanted to share it. I think I would rate it a 4 out of 5 stars. If you would like to give it a spin, you can download it on the Mac App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ccleaner/id499268461?mt=12 for free as of this writing. What are your thoughts on this application? Feel free to write your answer in the comments.

Spotify and Skype are like twins separated at birth

Spotify and Skype are the two hottest european startups it seems. Skype does internet phone service and Spotify is an all you can eat social music service. I use both of these products everyday. They also seem to have a lot in common:

  1. European
  2. P2P technology
  3. They both start with an S.
  4. Microsoft is in both of their friend networks. Skype is owned by MS. Spotify is friends with Facebook who has Microsoft as a friend.
  5. Popular among us geeks
  6. Integrated with Facebook.
  7. Social

Gets you thinking, right? Just some random information.  They seem so similar but different businesses.  http://pansentient.com/2011/04/spotify-technology-some-stats-and-how-spotify-works/ is a really great write-up on Spotify P2P tech. Spotify is like an “Modern Napster” but this time the music industry is happy with it. Skype and Spotify are using peer to peer for awesome, legal and legit uses. I think they both are great examples of legit P2P use.

I recommend using both of these products if you aren’t already. Hope you enjoyed this random post.

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