September 5, 2013 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Ekero, Sweden - Maintain today is thrilled to announce the release of Cocktail 6.7.1 (Mountain Lion Edition), the latest maintenance update of Cocktail for users running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.
* Improvements on the "Clear CrashReporter logs" and the "Clear Apple System logs and diagnostic messages" procedures.
Crash reports are created by OS X when either an application or the operating system encounters an error and must close. In addition to the local reports iTunes will also synchronise logs from Apple's iOS devices in case they have crashed. Crash reports are used to debug problems and improve the overall stability of the system and are stored in both the user's and system's directories. Choosing to clear the logs with the everyone option includes the current user's log files.
In addition to this Cocktail can also clear the Apple System logs which contains general and diagnostic system messages produced by OS X. These files can occasionally contain useful information for debugging problems with the operating system, however a new log file is created daily so the system logs can take up considerable disk space if they are not cleared regularly.
Log files locations:
CrashReporter logs (.asl, .crash, .diag, .hang, .log, .panic, .ping, .shutdownStall, .spin files).
Apple mobile devices CrashReporter logs (.crash, .log, .submitted files).
Apple System logs and diagnostic messages (.asl, .crash, .diag, .hang, .log, .panic, .ping, .shutdownStall, .spin files).
* Improvements on the "Rotate log files" procedure. Instal, System and Wi-Fi logs are now archived using bz2 compression.
* Updated Automator actions.
Cocktail 6.7.1 (Mountain Lion Edition) requires OS X Mountain Lion or OS X Mountain Lion Server (10.8). Cocktail (Lion Edition) for OS X 10.7, Cocktail (Snow Leopard Edition) for OS X 10.6, Cocktail (Leopard Edition) for OS X 10.5 and Cocktail (Tiger Edition) for OS X 10.4 are available for download from the Maintain website.
Pricing and Availability:
Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a Single User License and available for purchase from the Maintain website. The license is valid for Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and (upcoming) Mavericks editions of Cocktail. Cocktail (Leopard Edition) and Cocktail (Tiger Edition) are distributed as freeware and does not require a license.
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