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The data-recovery virtuosi at DriveSavers have come up with an iPhone app that IT admins can use to explain to an unfortunate client exactly how and why their hard drive went south, taking all of that irreplaceable financial data with it. And, of course, seeing as how DriveSavers is in the business of data recovery and not …


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  1. Ian Ferguson
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    I don't quite understand what the advantage is of having this on the iPhone, rather than simply on their website. Other than a novelty press release, of course, which you appear to have fallen for hook, line and sinker.

    It's crap like this that is filling up the Apple app store and making it impossible to find the actual useful stuff. :(

  2. Steve Evans

    @Ian Ferguson...

    You are obviously immune to the iPhone's "Must use, must use" field.

    Glad I'm not the only one!

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Why get the app...

    Why experience this vicariously when you can (and likely will someday) experience the real thing firsthand?

    Coming soon: Shot in the Head simulator and Cancer 1.0

  4. Raspy32


    I think the only mistake is to assume that it is actually supposed to be useful.

  5. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

    Crap ?

    Who gets to define what's crap or not ? Apps can be useful, educational, informative, entertaining or just fun. If this ( or any other 'crap app' ) makes the Apple App Store difficult to use then it's the store which is the problem.

    I'm off to the supermarket to demand they remove all those things I never want to buy to make my shopping experience easier.

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    @Ian Ferguson

    Well, if your hard disk just crashed, it's kind of difficult to get to a website to show 'em, isn't it! I hope that's not too technical of an explanation for you.

    I personally think it's kind of cool, even though I think the iPhone is shite.

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