Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

Article: Interview with an Adware Author

Friday, January 30th, 2009

I thought this was a pretty interesting article.  It goes into some technical material on the tricks that adware programs use to survive and resist being deleted.  It also made me appreciate my Mac 🙂

Link: Interview with an Adware Author

Mac Software Discovery: Zooom/2

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I just found an awesome program for the Mac called Zooom/2.  This is essentially the combination of two of my favorite Windows utilities, KDE Mouse and allSnap.  Briefly, KDE Mouse lets you move and resize windows without having to position the mouse right over the title bar or resize handles.  AllSnap makes windows stick to the edges of other windows, or the edges of the screen.

Zooom/2 combines these features into one package.  This is especially useful on the Mac because Macs have little tiny resize handles down in the bottom-right corner of every window, and that’s not always the most convenient place for resizing.

I just downloaded the trial version of this program, and so far I think I’m in love :)  I’m pretty sure I’ll be spending the $15 to get the full version at the end of the trial period.

If anyone is interested, here are screen shots of my preferences: