Posts tagged ‘Utility’

Data Shredder for iOS Securely Deletes Data from Your iPhone and iPad

ProtectStar today is proud to announce the new update of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac or Windows computer, and efficiently erase and overwrite all data from the iOS device.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

“When a user deletes personal files such as photos from their device, they may think they’re gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren’t really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder for iOS can securely erase the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely erases the free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD.

Unmarked Software Releases TextSoap 8.3.1 Update

Unmarked Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of TextSoap(R) 8.3.1, an update to its award-winning text processing and editing utility for macOS. TextSoap 8.3.1 is a maintenance release designed to improve stability and address issues reported by customers.

 

Among the issues addressed in this release:
* TextSoap Menu would (sometimes) require two clicks to display currently selected group.
* Function keys (without a modifier) could not be used as hot keys to activate cleaners in TextSoap Menu.
* Title Case action cleaner could cause crash with some text.
* Additional under-the-hood changes made that improve reliability.

 

The TextSoap 8.3.1 update is free of charge to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers who purchased directly may download the update immediately from the Unmarked Software web site or using the check for updates option within the app.

 

TextSoap saves you time by automating your efforts to fix those strange formatting issues you encounter every day when working with text.

 

TextSoap 8.3.1 has a suggested retail price of $44.99 (USD). TextSoap may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Discounted upgrades for existing customers may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Upgrades start at $22.99 (USD).

Get Military Grade Data Deletion for iOS with ProtectStar Data Shredder iOS

ProtectStar today is proud to announce a new update of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily deletes and shreds data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The software uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data shredding algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac, and quickly and efficiently delete and overwrite all data from the device.

 

“When a user deletes personal files such as photos and videos from their device, they may think they’re gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren’t really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder can securely overwrite the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

 

Data Shredder for iOS is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing methods in total, while also offering an integrated file explorer.

 

Data Shredder Professional Edition Features Include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely overwrites all free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* A 50-cycles wiping method ProtectStar(TM) Secure Deletion Algorithm(R)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder Military Edition uses those same algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. A Windows version will be available by the end of January 2017.

iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files

ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017, their easy-to-use performance enhancing solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. With the simple push of a button, any iOS user can quickly and securely improve the performance of their device by connecting it to any Mac and running iDelete Cleaner.

iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files

While the iOS mobile operating system does a good job of keeping track of temporary files and disposing of them when no longer needed, it can’t rid a device of every junk file. In addition to improperly written apps that crash and leave behind unwanted files, simply browsing the web and editing documents, such as photo & videos, can leave behind orphaned files that take up precious storage space. This can potentially affect the performance of the device.

 

iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers users an extremely high caliber of cleaning for their devices. The app features the same award-winning deletion method used by the popular iShredder app to isolate and securely remove unwanted junk files. Three years of development and feedback from hundreds of thousands of users have led to the development of a detection and deletion algorithm of the highest class.

 

“As iOS device owners continue to use their device over a period of time, they may find the device’s performance isn’t as snappy as it once was. This is due to the junk files left behind by using apps, surfing the web, and editing photos and videos on their device,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “In just a few minutes, iDelete Cleaner for iOS can identify and securely delete these junk files, simultaneously improving the device’s performance, and reclaiming precious storage space!”

 

Features:
* Secure cleaning of temporary data
* Cleaning of junk data, caches, log files, downloads, data of 3rd party apps, and more
* Innovative search and collection algorithm
* Compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Advanced cleaning report
* Possibility to securely overwrite temporary data using the Australian ISM 6.2.92 deletion algorithm
* Includes 1 year technical support and free upgrades (Optional Care Plan includes 3 years)
* 24/7 Support by email

 

Like all of ProtectStar’s utilities, iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers the highest level of security available to consumers today. The app does not simply delete unwanted files; it overwrites them by using the ISM 6.2.92 deletion procedure – certified by the Australian Ministry of Defense. ProtectStar sees the cleanup of temporary data as an important step in the protection of a user’s personal information, so iDelete Cleaner ensures any files that may contain fragments of personal information are securely deleted and overwritten.

 

Once the process is complete, the app supplies a comprehensive cleaning report showing exactly how many files were deleted, the amount of storage space that was reclaimed, and even a complete listing of the files, (and their file sizes), that were deleted. The app also supplies other useful information such as iOS version, model number, serial number & UDID of the device, and much more. The report can be printed or saved as a PDF for later reference.

 

iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers any iOS user the ability to securely clean their devices of unneeded files, thereby keeping them running in tip-top shape, with just the click of a single button on their Mac computer. A Windows version will be released in January 2017.

 

iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017 is only $24.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. A demo version is available for download. A Windows version will be released in January 2017.

 

SSD Health Check for macOS Now Available

B-Eng today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of SSD Health Check 1.0, the company’s new hard drive utility for Mac OS X. As the name implies, SSD Health check is able to alert the user when their solid state disk is in a critical state or reaches other critical limits. SSD Health Check reports data such as operating temperature, unexpected power losses and power cycles as well as the number of uncorrectable errors and wear level count or parameters such as erase fail count.

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“A lot of people are not aware that an SSD fails over time as well, even if are mechanically more stable than a conventional hard disk,” According to Christian Schaffner, General Manager of B-Eng. “While a conventional hard disk may break due to mechanical impact and general wear of the mechanical components, a solid state disk has a limited life time due to the repeated write cycles. Power losses, high operating temperature and excessive writing/erasing for example are shortening the life span of an SSD even more. While SSD Health Check doesn’t increase the life span of a solid state disk, it may deliver critical information that allows the user to replace their SSD before it becomes unreliable or even dies.”

 

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.0 MB

 

SSD Health Check 1.0 is only $0.99 and available through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

Introducing ZipTite – A New Way to Zip, Share and Protect Your Files

SpriTec Software, the makers of SuperTab, today is proud to announce the release of ZipTite, a new Mac utility App that brings a new way of creating and sharing Zip Archives to the Mac. ZipTite is something different:

 

* It lives in the Menu Bar
* It is always available
* It uses the simplicity of drag-and-drop to create Zip Archives
* It can password-protect Zip Archives
* It intelligently names Zip Archives

 

And yet, creating Archives is just the start of what ZipTite does: after creation, it can automatically place Archives in any folder or share them via Email, Air Drop, Dropbox, iCloud, Text Message and FTP. When ZipTite is installed and run, it places a new ZipTite icon in the Menu Bar. This provides users with two key benefits:

 

* Users create Archives by simply selecting files and dragging them to the ZipTite Menu Bar icon
* Since ZipTite lives in the Menu Bar, it is immediately available 100% of the time – There is no need to ever launch it again

 

These benefits make creating Zip Archives easy, intuitive, convenient and instant. In addition to its unique ease-of-use, ZipTite also boasts features not found in other products. And these features make ZipTite more than just “another App that can zip files.”

 

* ZipTite can create password-protected Zip Archives
* ZipTite intelligently names Archives based on the files being archived
* ZipTite can automatically send Archives to various types of Destinations

 

It is this ability to send Zip Archives to various Destinations that really sets ZipTite apart from both the Finder and from other Zip-making Apps. As part of the Archive creation process, users choose a Destination. This is either a place where ZipTite will put the Archive or a way by which the users can share the Archive.

 

Here is a full list of Destinations:
* The Desktop
* Alongside the files being archived
* Into a new “Backups” folder
* Into any folder on their Mac
* Into their Dropbox
* Up to their iCloud Drive
* Attached to a new Email
* Shared via Apple’s Messages App
* Shared via Air Drop
* Uploaded to any FTP Server

 

Users no longer have to do all the heavy lifting of creating an archive, waiting for it to finish, re-naming it, then moving it here or uploading it there. Not to mention trying to use the Terminal’s command-line to try to password-protect it. Instead, users can just use ZipTite and let it do all the work in one shot. More impressive is that choosing a Destination is all part of the drag-and-drop process of creating a Zip Archive. Users simply:

 

1) Drag the files they want to archive onto the ZipTite icon in the Menu Bar.
2) Pause briefly until the list of Destinations appears.
3) Drop the files onto the desired Destination.

 

That’s it! ZipTite then creates the Zip Archive, names it, potentially applies a password, and then routes the Archive to the selected Destination.

 

Configurability:
Even though ZipTite is simple to use, it doesn’t mean users have to give up fine-grained control. Users have full control over the various ways ZipTite automatically names Archives and what password it automatically applies, if any. This means there are no additional steps to creating Zip Archives. It is literally a drag-and-drop-and-you’re-done process. The zip is created, named, protected (if desired) and then sent to the chosen Destination.

 

At the same time, if users wants to create a Zip Archive with a one-off name or password they can achieve this too. They simply drag the files to archive and drop them directly onto the ZipTite Menu Bar icon. This brings up a window where users can provide the name and password they want as well as choose a Destination. ZipTite then creates the Zip Archive, names it, applies the password, and then routes the Archive to the chosen Destination.

 

This combination of approaches means that creating Zip Archives with ZipTite most of the time is truly just a drag-and-drop process while also giving users full on-the-fly control when they need it.

 

Flexibility:
Users can customize ZipTite to suit their own workflow by configuring existing Destinations or creating new ones.

 

Dropbox example:
When users use the Dropbox Destination to create a Zip Archive, ZipTite places the Archive into their Dropbox as they’d expect. However, they can configure the Dropbox Destination to also copy a Dropbox Share Link of the Archive onto their Mac’s Clipboard.

 

Nice:
Even better, they can configure the Destination to also create a new Email or Text Message pre-populated with the Dropbox Share Link, complete with a suitable subject and body. This makes it quite easy to share links to their documents by way of Dropbox.

 

Email Example:
Say a user often sends documents to a co-worker. In this case, they can create a new Email Destination and configure it with their co-worker’s email address. Then, they simply drag the files to send to their co-worker onto the ZipTite icon and drop them on this new Email Destination. ZipTite then zips up the files and attaches the Archive to a newly created email that is already pre-addressed to their co-worker. All they need to do is send the email. It’s that simple!

 

Unexpected Benefits:
ZipTite is being used to do more than just create Archives; it is becoming a powerful file-sharing tool. “Our initial goal was to make it easy to create password-protected Zip Archives,” explains Ando Sonenblick, CEO of SpriTec Software. “And we did that. What we didn’t expect is that ZipTite is changing how users share their files: They used to manually attach files to emails. But not any more. Now they are sharing Zip Archives of the files. Why? Because ZipTite makes it easier! It’s simply easier to drag files onto ZipTite and drop them onto an Email Destination to send them. It’s easier to drop the files onto the Air Drop Destination to share them with someone nearby. It’s easier to drop the files onto the Dropbox Destination and in one fell swoop upload it to Dropbox, create a Dropbox Share Link, and attach the link to a new Text Message or Email. Plus, our users are now able to share larger files because ZipTite compresses them. It’s turned out to be a double-win for everyone.”

 

ZipTite 1.0 is free to download and comes with a 15-day free trial. Users can purchase ZipTite for $4.99 (USD) during its 50%-Off Introductory sale, which runs until March 1, 2017. Also included with the purchase are Free Upgrades to all 1.x Versions of ZipTite and Lifetime Technical Support.

Cocktail 10.1.4 (Sierra Edition) Released

Maintain today is proud to announce the release of Cocktail 10.1.4 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

 

What’s New:
* Improvements on the “Delete localization files” procedure
* Fixed compatibility issues with Logic Pro X audio units plug-ins
* Fixed a bug in which network optimization for Fiber connection type could not be applied
* Fixed a bug in which some items in /private/tmp folder were not deleted during clearing of the temporary files
* Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may unexpectedly quit while rebuilding XPC helper agent caches
* Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may report problems with srm utility
* Addresses an issue in which Cocktail don’t work properly if the System Events process is not running
* Addresses an issue in which Cocktail could not force empty the Trash, error -362 (The Trash contains more than 2000 items)
* Addresses an issue in which Pilot scheduler could not be enabled, error -114 (Home directory not found in the /Users folder)
* Overall performance improvements

 

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

 

Disk:
* Automatically check S.M.A.R.T. status of disks
* Enable or disable journaling
* Set disk sleep (spindown) time
* Modify standby delay
* Change other disk sleep settings
* Force eject CD/DVD

 

System:
* Run periodic maintenance scripts
* Purge inactive memory and optimize virtual memory usage
* Manage Spotlight indexing
* Erase Spotlight indexes
* Modify Time Machine settings
* Rebuild Launch Services and Help databases
* Rebuild Mail’s Envelope Index
* Update locate and whatis databases
* Force empty the Trash
* Change startup mode or set startup delay
* Disable startup sound
* Disable Gatekeeper
* Disable Notification Center and App Nap

 

Files:
* Clear system caches
* Clear user caches
* Clear font caches
* Clear virtual memory swap files
* Clear temporary files
* Clear Internet caches
* Clear cookies, download lists, form values and history files
* Clear Adobe Flash Player caches and cookies
* Clear applications caches
* Search for corrupted preference files
* Delete unnecessary localization (language resources) files
* Clear and manage (view, print and save) log files
* Delete invisible DS Store files
* Delete locked or inaccessible items

 

Network:
* Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
* Easily optimize network settings for common connection types
* Modify IP configuration parameters
* Configure File Sharing settings

 

Interface:
* Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, login window and other system services
* Modify hidden settings of Safari, iTunes and Launchpad

 

System Requirements:
Cocktail (Sierra Edition) requires macOS Sierra 10.12 to run. Cocktail (El Capitan Edition) for OS X 10.11, Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10, Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9 are Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) for OS X 10.8 are available for download from Maintain website.

 

Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

Unmarked Software Offers Holiday Discount on TextSoap

Unmarked Software today announced Holiday Special 35% Discount on TextSoap 8, their award winning macOS productivity tool created to help users automate tedious text processing. TextSoap effortlessly cleans text documents, skipping past the repetitive work of manually fixing up various text issues with a simple click.

 

“TextSoap appeals to professionals and hobbyists alike, making it a great gift for yourself or that power user in your life,” said Mark Munz, founder and CEO of Unmarked Software, Inc.

 

TextSoap 8, the company’s award-winning flagship product, is the premier text processing tool for macOS, providing a range of features to clean up garbled or mis-formatted text, while maintaining character styles. Users no longer have to compromise their text fonts or styles to use automated text manipulations. TextSoap also supports Unicode, making it easy for work with international text.

 

The latest update, TextSoap 8.2.1, includes improved support for macOS Sierra, several new features to help create more advanced regular expressions and introduced new online help documentation and tutorials. All this and more makes it easier for customers to create custom solutions as well as learn more about many of the key features of the product.

 

TextSoap 8 is available at a Holiday Special price of $29.24 USD (35% off regularly price $45) for individual licenses and $42.24 (35% off regularly price $65) for family packs through December 31, 2016. Family packs are intended for same household use and not businesses. This offer is only available on licenses purchased directly from Unmarked Software’s online store. Any registered owner of TextSoap can upgrade at discounted pricing, starting at $24 (USD). Educational discounts are also available.

 

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