Hardware locking software to a particular computer - a new trend - and why my programs aren't locked
Hardware locking is a new trend in software licensing in the early part of the 21st century. If you have bought several programs in the last ten years or so, it is possible that one or two of them may be hardware locked, which ties the program down to a particular computer.
If you want to use one of these programs on another computer, then you need to get a new unlock key from the vendor. Usually each replacement unlock key is provided for free, though sometimes you have to buy a new key after a certain number of changes of computer.
I decided that none of my existing programs are appropriate for hardware locking. But the reasons for my decision might be of interest to other software vendors, and for that matter, for users of my programs too. Or maybe if you are considering purchasing other software and it is hardware locked, may be worth reviewing some of the pros and cons
This is in preparation for the new site launch. Time for an overhaul of the videos.
The old ones didn't look that great quality converted to youtube videos (even when downsampled).
But it is all fixed now. Here is the first exported video with antialising 3D bounce:
4/4 with triplet quarter notes for first half of the measure
Beats triplet quarter notes for first half of the measure, and eighth notes for second half
You can look forward to more high quality videos like that in future.
Do you use the Play then Silent feature to help develop a steady tempo? If so this update is for you. Hides the visual cue of the bouncing balls so you have no cue at all during the silent measures and have to rely entirely on your own inner sense of tempo.
As with all updates, go to the Download page to download the latest version.
Bounce Metronome has been updated with some new requested features and some helpful visual changes. As with all updates, go to the Download page to download the latest version.
- Bounce hidden for Play then Silent so that you have no visual cue during silent measures
- The sea for the 3D Bounce window is now gentler moving and paler blue in colour as the previous animated vivid blue sea could be distracting for some users.