July 12, 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 1.0.8 refines its gaming mode and delivers compatibility with 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 1.0.8 includes these changes:
* Gaming mode now stops Time Machine backups and Spotlight indexing as well as background applications
* Several compatiblity issues with Lion have been resolved
* App Tamer now dims and undims windows correctly when AutoStop is enabled only while running on battery
* Compatiblity issues have been fixed with Reeder and screensavers that use WebKit
* Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.0.8 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.