April 6, 2011 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] 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 1.0.6 addresses several issues, including compatibility with Firefox 4 and the latest version of Google Chrome. It also reduces App Tamer's own CPU requirements and eliminates a situation in which applications could become unresponsive.
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 1.0.6 includes these changes:
* App Tamer's download monitoring has been updated so it will not stop Firefox 4 or newer versions of Google Chrome while you are downloading files
* A bug was fixed that could result in applications not being restarted when they were brought to the front
* App Tamer's application priority settings are clearer
* App Tamer consumes less CPU time
* Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.0.6 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.