is it Safe to use an APP like Boom ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by augustya, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. augustya macrumors 68000

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    A lot of people use it here and almost everyone who uses it recommends to the other. But this is like fiddling with the hardware of the Machine, My question is does it not cause any stress to the Hardware thereby reducing the life or over stressing the Machinery in the MAC ? is it safe to use ?
     
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    Are you talking about this? I've never even heard of it before, but as it's on the App Store it should be safe. If it was using undocumented APIs then I believe that Apple would have rejected it. Officially-documented APIs are supported by Apple so shouldn't damage the machine's hardware at all.
     
  3. augustya thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So if it is a APP (which is) on the Apple APP Store it means, It has a No Objection Certificate from apple and is safe to be used ? right ? it is Apple recommended right ? This makes me ask there are zillions of APP which are not on the APP store but are made for the Mac like for e.g SMC FAN CONTROL now I have real qualms about using this software though it promised to do something god by controlling the fan of the CPU but for me it is tampering with the Hardware of the MAC and it is no on the APP store so it is not APPLE certified so one should not even venture close to it ? is that what it means ?
     
  4. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    I personally use Boom whenever I feel the need to have a clearer and more discernible audio quality than I would get from OS X's native sound mixer. I wouldn't worry too much since at best I believe its all software-wise that Boom works its audio syntethizer magic and and worst it would do the same 'harm' has a burned out built-in Mac speakers like it happens on cheap ones. What do you think ? ;)
     
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    Apps that are available from the App Store must abide by Apple's rules and are therefore almost always safe.

    The reverse is not true; apps that are not on the App Store are simply not on the App Store. 99% of the time there is nothing wrong with them.
     
  6. Strikerblob macrumors newbie

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    I love Boom. It enhances my system volume. From past 2 yrs i am using Boom in my Macbook, no issues till now.
     

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