Using Espionage with Dropbox

We received an excellent tip from Ira Rainey of side lane digital development on a simple method of using Espionage with Dropbox. The method does not involve storing Espionage’d folders inside of Dropbox (which can lead to issues), but rather using Espionage to easily and conveniently encrypt all of the files from your Dropbox on […]

Introducing Objective newLISP

newLISP is an awesome language that I use for all of my scripting needs, but one thing that is missing from it is a nice way of doing real object oriented programming. By default it supports a pseudo-OOP paradigm called FOOP, but FOOP is simply inadequate for doing some of the most rudimentary of OOP […]

Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story”

Warning: This blog post is an opinion piece by Greg Slepak (while he searches for an appropriate medium), and has nothing to do with Tao Effect news. This weekend I saw Michael Moore’s latest film Capitalism: A Love Story. Like most of his films, this one should come with a disclaimer: for the duration of […]

Espionage 2.5.4 Released!

Espionage 2.5.4 contains minor bug fixes, user interface improvements, and a compatibility fix when using Little Snitch’s Configuration utility: IMPROVED: When adding a folder to Espionage, “passwords do not match” is not displayed until second password is entered. IMPROVED: Wording of documentation on how to re-import (aka restore) backed up or lost encrypted folders. IMPROVED: […]

Espionage 2.5.3 Released!

Thanks go out to Dirk for emailing us today and letting us know of a security issue whereby a folder’s password could be logged to the system log in a certain error scenario (not cool!). The issue itself is due to a typo in the code that was introduced in 2.5, versions prior to that […]

Espionage 2.5.2 Released!

Espionage 2.5.2 is primarily a bugfix release, but continues to add some polishing touches: NEW: Added an intelligent fail-safe into Espionage to help users whose Finder settings cause the password prompt to appear frequently. NEW: Documentation in troubleshooting section on what to check if the Finder causes the password prompt to appear too frequently. IMPROVED: […]

Espionage 2.5 Released! (Update: 2.5.1)

Today we’re finally releasing a brand new Espionage, and we’re marking the occasion by skipping a few version numbers. We’ve spent the past month and a half working long hours to bring this update to you, and we hope you like it: NEW: Brand new helper! The heart of Espionage – greatly improved. NEW: Fully […]

Building a better lock: TESharedObject

While I’m happy to see Grand Central in Snow Leopard, I won’t be using it in any of our applications anytime soon because that means we’d have to turn our backs on all those PPC users out there, and everyone who has yet to upgrade to Snow Leopard. I suspect that this represents a sizable […]

Ooops! Help form was broken! [Updated]

Update: Our host has fixed the problem, the support form is back online. We just noticed that the php installation on our host appears to be a little bit broken in the ‘mail’ department, and because of this we may not have received some support emails. If you have not received a response from us […]

Wireless Sleeper Updated

Wireless Sleeper, my fix for the insomnia affecting many wireless-capable laptops, has been updated to support Apple’s next operating system, Snow Leopard. A separate, Snow Leopard-only version must be downloaded. Enjoy! 🙂 Click to download.