App Tamer 1.0.5 - Tame CPU Hungry Applications

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[] Blacksburg, Virginia - St. Clair Software today is pleased to announce an update to App Tamer, its Macintosh utility that automatically pauses applications to improve battery life and reduce CPU usage. Version 1.0.5 adds a convenient contextual menu and refines App Tamer to run more smoothly with Parallels Desktop and the developer release of Mac OS 10.7 "Lion."

About App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they're supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power and reduce battery life. App Tamer's unique AutoStop capability automatically pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.

App Tamer 1.0.5 includes these changes:
* Right-clicking on a stopped application reveals a contextual menu that allows you to turn AutoStop off and quit, force quit, or relaunch the application.
* This version works around an issue that caused Parallels Desktop to freeze your keyboard and mouse for a few seconds when it was autostopped.
* App Tamer now works with the developer seed of Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion".

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.0.5 is a free update for registered users. It is $14.95 (USD) for Mac users who have not purchased it yet. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for a full change log and additional feature information.

St. Clair Software, based in Blacksburg, VA, is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, P.O. Box 10184, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0184, USA, fax: 540-552-5898.


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