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MacFly Pro’s suite of apps keeps your Mac decluttered

Despite the clean lines and sleek exteriors of our Macs, the insides often look like a real mess. Cluttered photo libraries; old web caches; broken extensions; unused configuration files — the list of data that can gum up our Macs is long. That makes staying on top of it all nearly impossible, unless you’ve got time and energy to spare.

MacFly Pro (not to be confused with that guy from Back to the Future) aims to simplify this process. Many Mac users receive a dreaded “Startup Disk almost Full” message before they ever think about Mac cleaning software, but MacFly Pro made a suite of Mac applications that can prevent that message from ever showing up again.

It can take many separate tasks, not to mention a long attention span, to keep a Mac tidy. The MacFly Pro suite also includes an adaptive Smart Assistant that automates most of those steps. It’s at the core of MacFly Pro, watching your system and notifying you of new opportunities to clean your Mac and maximize performance. Automatically and continuously assessing the data stored on your Mac, when it sees a way to reclaim space or improve Mac performance, it notifies you.

MacFly Pro does its work based on background scans that the Smart Assistant conducts. You’ll see a general breakdown of what the software found — system files, duplicates, etc. — along with the option to view the files in detail. Then, you can clear them out with just a click. MacFly Pro never deletes or alters anything without permission.

MacFly Pro also serves as a sentry for resources being consumed in ways you might not think to check.  It targets rarely used applications and configuration files, serving up a report on how much space they’re taking up. That means opportunities for clearing out space you probably wouldn’t spot. Additionally, the Smart Assistant offers an assessment of the overall condition of your Mac, monitoring the system state.

Call in the cleanup crew for better Mac performance

With MacFly Pro, you also get a powerful Cleaner module that removes system junk and file waste that it collects on your hard drive. Temporary files and other common data can sneakily gum up the works of any Mac. Cleaner will check your operating system and send notifications offering a one-click cleanup.

This offers a way to stay on top of Mac file accumulation without having to put in much effort at all. Cache and log files, broken login items and preferences, application data and localization files are just some of the esoteric file types you probably wouldn’t even know to look for. But Cleanup keeps an eye on these and a bunch of other file types, so you can focus on things like, you know, typing.

The right Mac cleaner tools for the job

MacFly Pro’s Tools module deals with big files on your Mac. It manages and can remove application files and documents, music, photos or archives. Just as with the other MacFly Pro modules, you can clean all of it out with several clicks.

The Tools feature also presents an estimated time frame for every task. It marks files that are most likely to hog disk space. That helps you quickly sort out junk data from the stuff you want to keep. That makes it easy to plan around big cleaning jobs.

MacFly Pro’s range of tools prove useful when you need them, and stay out of your way the rest of the time. You could buy the app for a month to see if you like what it does, then spring for the full year if you do.

There is also the download page where you can get a free trial without entering any credit card info. Either way, keeping a clean Mac shouldn’t be taking up your free time. MacFly Pro will save you both space and time.

iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive

In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X.

According to Ive, who was interviewed by Casa Brutus in Cupertino, Calif., after last month’s iPhone event, iPhone X represents one of the most difficult projects Apple has undertaken, with an incubation period of more than two years.

That the product was ready in time for iPhone’s 10th anniversary in 2017 was a “wonderful coincidence,” Ive said.

Discussing the inner workings of iPhone X, Ive said the inclusion of Face ID is the culmination of years of work toward a non-contact user interface. From a user’s perspective, features that do not require physical interaction make a device feel simpler, yet at the same time more robust. Ive goes on to say the replacement of Touch ID, a capacitive fingerprint reading solution included in all iPhone models since iPhone 5s, equates to a heightened user experience.

On the handset’s design, Ive said previous models felt like a combination of many different parts, the most obvious being the chassis and display. With iPhone X, the design feels contiguous and integrated. It took may years to achieve that level of fit and finish, Ive said, adding that Apple is already working on next-generation designs.

Looking back to the first iPhone, Ive said multitouch, a feature smartphone users now take for granted, was both its most important feature and the biggest design challenge. Building a new hardware platform meant miniaturizing and incorporating cutting edge components, but also required a rethinking of human interface guidelines.

Over the past ten years iPhone has transformed from a simple telephone/internet/music device to become something much more integral to daily life. That transition continues today, as Ive remembers first using iPhone for phone calls, then video calls with FaceTime and later emoji in iMessage. With iPhone X and the depth-sensing TrueDepth camera system, owners can communicate with Animoji, Apple’s marketing term for emoji characters that animate based on a user’s facial expressions.

Instead of thinking of iPhone X as the ultimate expression of “iPhone,” Ive said the device represents a new chapter in the platform’s history.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara reported on the Casa Brutus interview earlier today.

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