News and Updates

DssW's latest news and information. Announcements, insights, and guides all appear here first.

Sleep Centre, Security, and Search

Recently we rolled out a handful of notable changes on this web site, dssw.co.uk. I rarely talk about the web site but today will be an exception.

Recently we rolled out a handful of notable changes on this web site, dssw.co.uk. I infrequently talk about the web site but today will be an exception. We have improved Sleep Centre with a new structure and layout. We have begun the transition to promoting secure web links by default, and we have a new site search. …

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Battery Guardian v1.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of Battery Guardian 1.1. This update improves support for recent versions of OS X and includes new artwork. Updating Battery Guardian Battery Guardian includes built-in software updating. To update to the latest version, use the built-in Check for Update… menu item in the menu Battery Guardian. …

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Eighteen Years

Today marks 18 years since we began DssW.

Today marks 18 years since we officially began DssW. However there is no time to reminisce now. We have enough to occupy us with future releases, updates, and products. Thank you for your support!

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Triggering On-Demand Events for Non-Administrators

On-demand events are Power Manager events that can be manually triggered at any time. In this recipe we open on-demand events up to non-administrators.

Power Manager lets you create on-demand events. These are events that can be manually triggered at any time. On-demand events appear in Power Manager’s status menu bar. In this recipe we open on-demand events up to non-administrators. By default, Power Manager’s on-demand events can only be triggered by administrator users. …

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How to Adjust Power Manager's Notification Center Alerts

Power Manager uses OS X's Notification Center. In this recipe we walk through how to customise the alert's behaviour.

Power Manager’s events occur in the background. Events themselves have no user interface, so they rely on notifications. In OS X 10.8, and later, the Notification Center is responsible for showing Power Manager’s notifications. Notification Center is service that you can adjust and manage. …

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Power Manager 4.4.1 Released

Announcing Power Manager and Power Manager Pro v4.4.1 for OS X.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 4.4.1 and Power Manager Pro 4.4.1. This release changes the default Notification Center alert behaviour. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …

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How to Wait for Log Out

How to make your scripts wait for the user to log out before continuing. In this recipe we use Power Manager's await log out action.

A performing Power Manager event can wait until the user logs out. In this recipe we walk through how to add the await log out action to your Power Manager events. Many scripted tasks require waiting for the user to log out. …

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Power Manager 4.4.0 Released

Announcing Power Manager and Power Manager Pro v4.4 for OS X.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 4.4 and Power Manager Pro 4.4. This release adds new triggers, conditions, and actions. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …

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How to Update Power Manager

We recommend updating to the latest Power Manager. In this article we show you how to update with the built-in updater and avoid running an old scheduler.

There are two steps involved in updating Power Manager. Some of you are missing the second step. We need to make updates even easier. Power Manager includes built-in software update support. Every so often Power Manager checks in with Versions to see if an update is available. …

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Power Manager 4.3.4 Released

Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.3.4 for Mac OS X.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 4.3.4 and Power Manager Pro 4.3.4. This release adds two new actions and fixes an AppleScript bug. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …

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