News and Updates

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Power Manager 4.5.1 Released

Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.1 for OS X.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Pro 4.5.1. This update introduces a new experimental application trigger and many interface refinements. Our work on the internal scheduling engine has continued to ensure it remains modern and efficient. …

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Power Manager Recipe Updates

Noting updated recipes for Power Manager.

With nearly one hundred Power Manager recipes available, we often need to go back and update specific steps. We recently updated: How to Wait for Log Out How to Adjust Power Manager’s Notification Center Alerts How to Turn Off All Event Notifications As Power Manager changes, so will our recipes. …

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How to Launch an Application Shortly After Log In

Learn how to launch an application after a delay on OS X after logging in.

Launching applications immediately after logging in is great. Sometimes too much happens at once and spacing out the burst of activity would be helpful. With Power Manager you can do this and go far beyond OS X’s built-in abilities. OS X includes the ability to launch applications and open files when you log in. …

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Battery Report 1.2 in the Mac App Store

Battery Report 1.2 for OS X improves support for OS X 10.11, El Capitan. The Mac App Store edition is now available.

Last week we launched Battery Report 1.2. The Mac App Store edition is now available. To update the Mac App Store edition of Battery Report, launch App Store on your Mac. Then select Updates. The Mac App Store edition of Battery Report contains the same improvements as the direct edition. …

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Battery Report 1.2 Released

Battery Report 1.2 for OS X improves support for OS X 10.11, El Capitan.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Battery Report 1.2. This release improves support for OS X 10.11, El Capitan. Updating Battery Report Battery Report includes built-in software updating. To update to the latest version, use the built-in Check for Update… menu item in the menu Battery Report. …

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Fleeting Sleep Trigger

A little advice about using the sleep trigger and why it may not be what you want to use.

Power Manager 4.5 introduced the ability to trigger actions just before the computer sleeps. This often requested, but long denied, trigger is now available. Compared to other triggers, the sleep trigger is not technically complex or challenging. Power Manager is informed the computer is about to sleep, and so can diligently trigger events as needed. …

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Power Manager 4.5.0 Released

Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5 for OS X.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Pro 4.5. This significant update introduces new triggers, Schedule Assistant tasks, and numerous improvements. We have also continued to work on the internal scheduling engine to ensure it remains modern and efficient. …

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All Domains Secured

All dssw.co.uk content is now protected by SSL/TLS encryption.

Building on our efforts to improve the DssW web site, we are pleased to announce all our dssw.co.uk domains support encrypted connections. The domains include: dssw.co.uk my.dssw.co.uk version.dssw.co.uk We have been offering secure connections for a few years now. Recently we decided to roll out secure connections across all our domains. …

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Preparing for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple is soon to release the next major version of it's operating system, OS X 10.11 aka El Capitan. As always, we will be supporting this latest operating system and we continue to recommend waiting a while before upgrading.

Apple is soon to release the next major version of it’s operating system, OS X 10.11 aka El Capitan. As always, we will be supporting this latest operating system and we continue to recommend waiting a while before upgrading. We will begin formally supporting OS X 10. …

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Better Sleep for Your Mac Media Server

How to improve when your Mac media server goes to sleep after periods of inactivity. In this recipe we combine Power Manager's inactivity trigger with a custom condition to ensure no media is playing.

Do you use a Mac as a media server? Looking for a way to save energy and have your Mac sleep more often? In this recipe, we walk through how to improve when your media server goes to sleep. We will use iTunes in this recipe but the principle is the same for other media server software such as Sonos and Plex. …

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