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Macworld recommends Power Manager

Christopher recommended Power Manager 3 to Brian Silverman as a more capable replacement to Mac OS X's built-in Energy Saver scheduler.

Thanks to Christopher Breen for recommending Power Manager in Macworld’s Mac 911 column. Christopher recommended Power Manager 3 to Brian Silverman as a more capable replacement to Mac OS X’s built-in Energy Saver scheduler. “Unlike with Energy Saver, Power Manager 3 allows you to create schedules for any day and time of the week. …

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Softpedia awards Power Manager 3 high marks

Thanks to Gabriela Ghinita, Softpedia, for reviewing Power Manager 3. Gabriela awarded Power Manager 3 high marks. “Power Manager is easy to configure, intuitive and does everything you expect it to do, and very well I might say. The best thing about Power Manager is that you only have to configure it once and then you can forget about it. …

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Power Manager 3.7.2 released

This morning we launched Power Manager 3.7.2. This update includes a serious bug fix and a few minor improvements. It is available immediately.

This morning we launched Power Manager 3.7.2. This update includes a serious bug fix and a few minor improvements. It is available immediately. Power Manager 3.7.2 is free for existing users of Power Manager 3 and highly recommended. Changes in Power Manager 3. …

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How to log out a fast switched user

Power Manager includes a trick that allows you to nicely log out a fast switched user.

Power Manager includes a trick that allows you to nicely log out a fast switched user. With Power Manager installed, every user on your Mac has a pmassistant process running. To log out a specific user, send their pmassistant process a USR1 signal (SIGUSR1). …

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Trying but not buying?

Let us know why and help us focus on your needs. Power Manager 3.7.1 provides an easy way for you get in touch and tell us what we could do to better. Remove Power Manager comments screen Power Manager’s new removal assistant includes a screen for sending us comments and suggestions. …

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Power Manager 3.7.1 released

A few moments ago we launched Power Manager 3.7.1. This update includes a serious bug fix and a couple of minor improvements. It is available to buy and download immediately. Power Manager 3.7.1 is free for existing users of Power Manager 3 and highly recommended. …

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Power Manager 3's Administrator Friendly Preferences

In Power Manager 3.5 we made a design mistake that made deploying Power Manager over a large network more work than it needed to be. In Power Manager 3.7 we fixed that design mistake. Power Manager needs to store a copy of the schedule to disk. …

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5 Things To Do Before Carbon Offsetting

Try these five easy steps before you buy carbon offset credits. You will save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint, you have probably discovered carbon offsetting. You can pay to extra to offset everything from insurance to flights. Don’t, not yet. I don’t want the airline to plant trees on my behalf when I fly. …

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Little launch celebrations

A couple of weeks ago we launched three product updates. These were updates to Power Manager, Sleep Monitor, and Energy Schedule. The updates make sure our software works seamlessly with Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.5, also known as Leopard. …

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Better documentation through wiki markup

Writing documentation for software is tough. As a developer, I view Power Manager through very different eyes than you, a user of Power Manager. I see obvious decisions backed by knowledge of internal details, unrevealed from your perspective. I see an expected workflow for you that may or may not gel with your real workflow.

Good documentation matters. What makes documentation good is partly a subjective decision. The remaining part is anything but subjective. For Power Manager 3.7 the release notes mention that the documentation was improved. What that improvement means is the topic of this blog post. …

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