News and Updates

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Supporting time zone changes

What surprised me in Mac OS X, is that Apple has not obviously left in a means for third party software to be informed of date and time changes. To find a solution that allowed immediate notification of time zone changes, Power Manager dives deep into the BSD layer.

Power Manager 3.7 includes immediate time zone support. Previously Power Manager only noticed time zone changes after a restart. I first noticed the need for time zone support when chatting to a friend who had travelled to San Francisco with his MacBook. …


More savings for office Macs

Power managed office Macs can now be shut down earlier than their schedule expects and they will remain turned off until the next day. The additional energy saving is noticable, and the behaviour no longer jars with real world.

Power Manager 3.7 includes a new wake action. The wake action lets you schedule an event to wake your Mac from sleep. If your Mac is switched off, the wake event is quietly skipped and your Mac remains switched off. …


Sleep Monitor 2.1.2 released

Today we launched Sleep Monitor 2.1.2. It is available to buy and download immediately. Sleep Monitor 2.1.2 audits and aids trouble-shooting a Mac’s energy and power usage. Sleep Monitor gathers information over days, weeks, and months to build a complete picture of a Mac’s energy use. …


Energy Schedule 1.0.1 released

Today we launched Energy Schedule 1.0.1. It is available to download immediately. Energy Schedule 1.0.1 is a free Dashboard Widget that reveals your Mac’s queued power events. Software applications use power events to aid automation and schedule changes in the computer’s power state, such as waking from sleep or switching off. …


Power Manager 3.7 released

Today we launched Power Manager 3.7. It is available now to buy and download. This update is free for existing users of Power Manager 3 and highly recommended. Leopard is supported Power Manager now fully supports Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). …


L'ISP est une Academy Microsoft PRO, Casablanca

I saw this sign while walking down boulevard Mohamed V, Casablanca, near the tourist office. It immediately raised a smile, and I though of the vocal software start up community Paul Graham is fostering. There is some humour partners of software engineers will never understand. …


Great Year

It has been a great year for DssW. With Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 release approaching, now is a good time to let you know what we have been up to and what it means for you.

It has been a great year for DssW. We have gained thousands of new users and are looking forward to what should be our best year yet. With Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 release approaching, now is a good time to let you know what we have been up to and what it means for you. …


A solution for company e-mail signatures

E-mail disclaimers and legal signatures disturb me. I feel strongly that any legal jargon appended to an e-mail should have little to no legal weight. The information contained in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you have received it in error, you may not read, use, copy or disclose this email. …


Fixes included in Power Manager 3.6.2

We recently launched Power Manager 3.6.2. This bug fix update improves the uninstaller/removal script. This build also includes a couple of tweaks to better support the pre-release Mac OS X 10.5 seeds. We recommend all users download and install this new version. …


Fix for Power Manager 3 removal problems

Thank you to Michael Henley and Jamie Shaw for getting in touch about problems when removing/uninstalling Power Manager. If you are experiencing problems after removing Power Manager, download and run this updated removal script. This removal script fixes and improves the following: …