App Tamer 1.2 Shows and Controls CPU Usage

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[] Blacksburg, Virginia - St. Clair Software today is excited to announce an update to App Tamer, its Macintosh utility that automatically pauses applications to improve battery life and reduce CPU usage. Lauded by both users and the press for its sophistication and ease of use, the new version of App Tamer displays CPU usage in your menubar in several ways. It also updates compatibility with Firefox 11 and resolves an issue where it could miss an application or show one twice.

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 1.2 includes these changes:
* AppTamer's menubar icon now displays CPU usage in a number of ways. The needle on the icon moves to reflect processor load, the icon can be colorized so it turns yellow and then red as usage increases, and you can also display the CPU usage numerically next to the icon.
* Problems have been fixed so that App Tamer correctly sees all processes launching and quitting. In version 1.1.2, it would occasionally lose track of an application or show an application twice.
* If App Tamer's icon is not in the Dock, double-clicking on App Tamer when it's already running will open its window.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 (Lion)

Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.2 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, additional feature information and a free 15 day demo.

Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, St. Clair Software 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. Copyright (C) 1988-2012 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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