App Tamer 1.1 Slashes CPU Usage and Tunes Up for Lion

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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 1.1 reduces App Tamer's own CPU requirements and refines its 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 1.1 includes these changes:
* The CPU power used by App Tamer itself has been significantly reduced, especially when the "Details" drawer is closed
* The "Details" drawer now reminds you to close it if you leave it open for more than 2 minutes
* This release corrects a bug in which App Tamer used a lot of CPU when the system woke from sleep
* Eliminates some stability problems in Mac OS 10.7 "Lion"
* Fixes a bug that could leave some processes running but with their windows dimmed like they were stopped

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

Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.1 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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