Power Manager 4.1.3 - Preparing for Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper

Power Manager 4.1.3 is now available. Power Manager is an energy saving solution for Mac OS X. Use Power Manager to reduce the running costs of your Macs, to save time, and to save energy.

New in Version 4.1.3

This update adds support for Mac OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion, and Gatekeeper. The update promotes where Power Manager's lives on your Mac. Previously Power Manager lived in the System Preferences; with v4.1.3 we have upgraded Power Manager to a full application.

On the surface the user interface remains largely unchanged. The new application continues to work as the System Preference edition did before. Underneath the surface, this move has allowed us to better package Power Manager and is opening up new ways for Power Manager to work with your Mac.

We recommend this update to everyone using an Intel Mac, running Mac OS X 10.6 or later, to update today. You can update using the built-in software update mechanism: System Preferences > Power Manager > Version Number (bottom-right) > Check for Updates….

Power Manager includes an automatic software update feature

Power Manager includes an automatic software update feature

  • New: Added support for Mac OS X 10.8.
  • New: Added support for Gatekeeper; signed installer and applications with Apple Developer ID.
  • New: Replaced System Preference with stand-alone application.
  • Change: Added QuickLook support to stand-alone application.
  • Change: Added Spotlight support to stand-alone application.
  • Change: Embedded Automator actions within stand-alone application.
  • Change: Removed support for PowerPC (PPC) Macs.
  • Change: Removed support for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
  • Change: Removal tool no longer suggests name and e-mail.
  • Refined: Reduced size of and simplified self-signed certificate.
  • Refined: Sped up AppleScript support and reduced memory use.
  • Refined: Improved packaging; less packages and smaller file size.
  • Refined: Added expiry date and revoke to licensing interface.
  • API: listen.applysocket default changed to TLSv1; previously negotiated.
  • Bug: Fixed bugs and potential memory leaks to improve stability.

If you encounter problems updating, please download and manually install this update.

Ready for Mountain Lion

Apple has not yet released Mac OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion. This means Mac OS X 10.8 could change from the Developer Previews we have been testing with. If changes occur and Power Manager needs updating, we are ready and will publish an update as soon as possible.

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