Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
Clean My Mac review: Learn how to create free space in your Mac
Clean My Mac is a cleaning app that promises to improve the performance of your computer by sliming the universal binaries, cleaning caches and logs, removing useless language extensions and accurately uninstalling software. It also plays an important role in erasing files and removing junk files from your computer.
One might then wonder how all this affects your systems performance in the first place. It all has to do with available space in your hard disk and memory. The hard disk in where all the static information in your computer while the RAM is concerned with dynamic data. The universal binaries, caches, logs and junks files are in one way or the other linked to the optimum functioning of the hard disk and RAM. Clogging of unnecessary data ultimately leads to a slow machine. A lot of facts are available in the clean My Mac review.
A lot of focus should be on universal binaries. A universal binary is an executable file or application bundle that runs in the background in Intel 64 based Mac computers. It is an implementation of the fat binary concept. The universal binary format was presented to simplify the transition from existing Intel processors-based pc architectures. The architecture refers to the way in which the various components of a computer system are organized and how they interact to bring about a fully functional system.
Therefore in laymen terms the universal binary helps to bridge the differences in architecture in various computer systems. What Clean My Mac review does is to give more information on how to remove the unnecessary files in the universal binary. These are files that are not needed in your Mac. This frees up space in your hard disk.
The event log is simply a record of the execution of various programs in your computer. The log stores information that is useful in the diagnostics of your Mac. The logs are kept in caches which are constantly updated every time a program runs. A permanent record is then written to the hard disk periodically. While the files generated can provide useful information to a systems administrator in solving problems that might occur, they usually not that relevant to the user. Accumulation of such files will occupy useful space in you computer which in turn affects system performance. The Clean My Mac deletes these files to free up space on your hard disk. It also clears the caches allowing for better execution of applications.
Junk files arise when there is incomplete uninstallation of programs. These are files that are left behind by the operating system’s uninstallation wizard. They are rendered useless once the program associated with them is removed and will occupy useful space on your hard disk. What Clean My Mac does is to seek out these leftover files and then remove them. In addition when uninstalling programs using Clean My Mac, all file associated with the programs are removed in one go. This has the function of ensuring no junk files are left in your computer. In conclusion, Clean My Mac not only frees up space on your hard disk but it also ensures your computer operates at its optimum.