Archive for March, 2006

PowerController 1.7.1, iTunes alarm clock released

Friday, March 31st, 2006

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Here’s what’s new in version 1.7.1:

  • Fixed situation where computer could wake for an old event that is no longer scheduled.
  • Version checker tells you the newest version available for your specific operating system.
  • This update is ONLY for OS 10.4 (Tiger). If you are using another version of OS X, please download the appropriate version of PowerController from

PowerController is an iTunes alarm clock that is simple to use and packed with amazing features:

  • Wakes your computer from sleep
  • Integrated with iTunes
  • Plays any iTunes playlist
  • The initial system volume and iTunes volume are customizable
  • iTunes alarms can have a gradually increasing volume for a soothing wake experience
  • PowerController can shut off your alarm if you don’t dismiss it after a designated time period (so that your neighbors don’t call the police when you go away for a long weekend!)
  • Set a different wake time and playlist for every day of the week!
  • You may schedule an unlimited number of events
  • PowerController runs in the background — there is no app hogging Dock space
  • Configurable via System Preferences
  • Admin password is NOT needed to set an alarm that wakes computer from sleep
  • Snooze feature
  • A status item may be kept in your menu bar for easy access to info about scheduled events
  • Free, unrestricted 30 day trial

PowerController can also be used to schedule times for your computer to go to sleep or wake up (without an iTunes alarm).

SMS widget 3.1 Released

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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Your favorite Apple Dashboard widget has been updated. The SMS widget lets you send free SMS text messages to phones in the USA and Canada, and cheap messages worldwide!

Here’s what’s new in version 3.1:

  • Works on new Intel Macs and PowerPC Macs (Universal).
  • Added Arch Wireless Pager as a free carrier.

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead. Text messages can also be sent from our web interface using any web browser:

You can even send messages from your personalized Google homepage using the free SMS Google module.

SMS widget 3.0.3 Released

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

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The popular SMS widget for Apple’s Dashboard has been updated. Here’s what’s new in version 3.0.3:

  • Added ACS Alaska as a free carrier.
  • Version 3.0 added the ability to send cheap messages worldwide.

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead.