As a software junky who is always downloading new apps to try, one can never be too careful about verifying you’re not installing malware. One step in that process is to verify downloaded files with the checksum provided by the software provider, when they provide one. In the years since I converted to Macs from Windows, I’ve yet to find a simple-to-use, free app to verify those checksums. So, I rolled my own which I have named c3checksum. Yep. You can read all about it and download it here. If you’d like an app that has more options and complexity I also ran across Checksums which looks like an amazing option. I myself have not yet tried it but thought I’d offer it as an alternative to my own simple solution. Enjoy!
Generally speaking I really like Apple products. It’s what I use maybe 99.95% of the time. The reasons are quite numerous. Simply put, they just work without a lot of hassles or problems or crashes. But every once in a while the developers do something really stupid. Like the recent update to iTunes stops allowing the management of your iPhone with iTunes. Stupid! Ignorant! Lame! It’s something I’ve been meaning to write about for a couple of weeks now. more »
In an attempt to continually guard against malware, Apple continues to add new ways of protecting those who like to live dangerously, from downloading and installing apps that might not be too safe to use. Yet in the process many good apps stop working. Welcome to El Capitan’s SIP. more »