Showing posts with label hard drives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hard drives. Show all posts

Saturday, July 23, 2011

App: CheckUp, monitor the health of your Mac

CheckUp is a utility to obtain information on your Mac and your system to display an activity monitor on the CPU utilization of your disks, network or memory.

This application, published by the company, has a graphical interface rather original and enjoyable. Once launched, CheckUp just put a window type drawer on the side of your screen. It provides access to various features of the software through the icons.

These icons allow you to display, respectively, from top to bottom:

General information on your Mac (serial number, OS, IP address, etc ...)
  • A monitoring of the occupation of processors in your machine
  • A monitoring of the filling ratio and the use of internal and external hard drives
  • Monitoring network, display speeds for sending and receiving data, and the various connections made by web applications launched
  • A list of the different processes running on your Mac
  • A summary of data (number of apps installed, many widget, fonts, etc ...)
  • A history of recent crash
It is possible to reduce the view of the drawer or to access the software through the preferences icons at the bottom of the drawer.

When clicking on an icon, a new drawer opens, displaying some of the information available. It is possible to enlarge the window again to get more information by clicking on the button at the top left of the drawer.

Example of top drawer and the window for more info Data for part:

CheckUp But not content to simply display information. Indeed, this app has a warning tool interesting. As soon as it detects a problem, the first tray icons are colored orange to alert you the trouble.

It is then enough to go to the appropriate window for the details of the error. Note that it is even possible to set some alerts: alert me from X files in the trash, if the computer does not have enough RAM, etc. ...

In summary:

Checkup, keeps an eye on the health of your Mac
Version 3 ~ 13 MB

7-day full demo, available for 29 euros on the publisher's website

Checkup Download for Mac OS x 10.6

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The output of the Macintosh

This event took place January 22, 1984. It was a success until Christmas, when buyers began to hesitate, unconvinced by the lack of connectivity to hard drives. In 1985, disagreements between Sculley and Jobs were getting worse. At that point, following an unsuccessful ploy to Jobs, the board spoke in favor of Sculley. Jobs resigned. The months that followed were not financially profitable.

Sculley capacity to lead a software company was then questioned. The first conflicts with Microsoft appeared: the release of Windows 1.0 was subject to a compromise which indicated that Microsoft would not use technologies utilized by Apple. The Mac came out of the shadows with the emergence of tools and software for desktop publishing (PostScript, PageMaker, ...).

In 1987, the Mac II confirmed this resurgence, to the point that the idea that Windows could not disturb the development of Macs was rapidly expanded (1989). But PC clones appeared, and the release of Windows 3.0 in May 1990, capable of running on all these clones, was a major concern for Apple, which remained only manufacturer of Macintosh.