Archive for the 'PowerController: iTunes Alarm Clock' Category

PowerController, the iTunes alarm clock, is compatible with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

PowerController, the iTunes alarm clock, is now compatible with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard.

PowerController is an iTunes alarm clock that is simple to use and packed with amazing features. PowerController wakes your computer from sleep and plays any iTunes playlist while fading in the volume.

PowerController 2.1.2, iTunes alarm clock released

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

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Here’s what’s new in version 2.1.2:
PowerController automatically recognizes when you change your time zone in System Preferences and reschedules your alarms. You no longer need to log out and log back in after changing your time zone.

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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm.

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!)
  • iTunes alarms and wake events can launch an application, open a file, or run a script
  • 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 (with or without an iTunes alarm).

PowerController 2.1.1, iTunes alarm clock released

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

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Here’s what’s new in version 2.1:
All of the sub-components of PowerController are now built as Universal Binaries, providing better performance on Intel Macs. Previously, one of the sub-components was not Universal and thus ran under Rosetta on Intel Macs.

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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm.

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!)
  • iTunes alarms and wake events can launch an application, open a file, or run a script
  • 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 (with or without an iTunes alarm).

PowerController 2.1, iTunes alarm clock released

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

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Here’s what’s new in version 2.1:
iTunes alarms and wake events can launch an application, open a file, or run a script. Your alarms can now do anything you want!

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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm.

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!)
  • iTunes alarms and wake events can launch an application, open a file, or run a script
  • 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 (with or without an iTunes alarm).

PowerController 2.0, iTunes alarm clock for Intel Macs

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

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PowerController, the iTunes alarm clock, now runs on Intel Macs! That’s right kids, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Your favorite iTunes alarm clock is now a Universal Binary!

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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm

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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm.

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).

PowerController 1.7, iTunes alarm clock released

Monday, December 19th, 2005

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  • Improved playlist loading speed for large music libraries. If you have a lot of music, PowerController may take a few seconds to load during the first run, but will load much faster on subsequent uses.
  • Improved version checker to work around a bug in Apple’s initWithContentsOfURL method of NSData.
  • 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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm.

PowerController 1.6, iTunes alarm clock released

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

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  • Wakes iMac G5 computers from sleep.
  • Preference pane displays version number.
  • The columns of the event table remember their size and position.
  • Correctly prevents idle sleep while snoozing an iTunes alarm.
  • Fixed situation where computer could wake for an old event that is no longer scheduled.
  • The About window becomes active window after selecting “About PowerController…” from the menubar item.
  • Fixed possible conflict with Visage, the customization utility for Mac OS X. After opening PowerController or Visage in System Preferences, switching to the other preference pane occasionally resulted in an empty window in System Preferences, a non-functional “Register” button, or a registered app claiming that it wasn’t registered.
  • 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 http://keakaj.com/powercontroller.htm.

PowerController 1.3.1, iTunes alarm clock released for Mac OS 10.3 (Panther)!

Monday, June 20th, 2005

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  • Includes the same new features and enhancements for OS 10.3 (Panther) that version 1.5 gave to OS 10.4 (Tiger) users.
  • This update is only for OS 10.3 (Panther). If you are using Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), please use PowerController 1.5 instead.

PowerController 1.5, iTunes alarm clock released for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger)!

Thursday, June 16th, 2005
  • Added option to shuffle playlists in iTunes
  • Fixed issue where PowerController 1.4 wouldn’t wake computer from sleep on some Tiger systems
  • If iTunes cannot be played, the system beep is played repeatedly as a backup alarm
  • Fixed memory leak. In rare cases, this leak could have prevented events from triggering
  • Allows users to enter serial number to reinstall. Users have always been able to enter their order code to re-enter registration information, but the new method is easier
  • This update is ONLY for OS 10.4 (Tiger) and will not install on previous versions of Mac OS X. If you are using Mac OS 10.3 (Panther), please use PowerController 1.3.1 instead.