today announced Pod Genius, a new iPod utility that will be on display at MacExpo Germany in Cologne, June 16-18. Pod Genius is the a comprehensive software utility geared specifically toward iPod users. Recover lost or damaged music, repair corrupted data structures, backup your iPod to an exact copy, permanently delete unwanted files, or optimize the file layout of your music. Features include Backup, Optimize, Undelete, Shred, Duplicate, Scan, and Info.Backup - Make an exact clone of your iPod for safe keeping. Use your backup as protection against data loss.
Optimize - Increase battery life and minimize wear-and-tear. Your songs get optimized in the order that you want to hear them, minimizing hard drive access and reducing the work your iPod has to do.
Undelete - Accidentally deleted music? Undelete quickly recovers them in perfect condition.
Shred - Permanently delete your songs and files from your iPod. Do your part to protect against music piracy... if you sell or donate your iPod, shred your music to prevent unauthorized use.
Duplicate - Make an exact copy of your iPod on another iPod – perfect when you are migrating your music to a newer iPod model.
Scan - Analyze your iPod’s hard drive for media defects that can endanger your music files.
Info - Display detailed information about your iPod’s hard drive to enable sophisticated troubleshooting.