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DssW is Twenty Years Old

Twenty years ago, I set up DssW to sell Power Manager on the then latest Macintosh operating system, Mac OS 8. I had written Power Manager while still a student and needed a business structure. With a business structure I could, I thought, trivially accept card payments and deal with customers around the world. Read more…

Published 3 July 2017

How to Mount a Mac Drive to a Schedule

You can use Power Manager to automatically mount a hard drive on your Mac. This is particularly useful for preparing a drive for backing up or mirroring your files. When the back up is complete, you can also unmount the same drive with Power Manager. Read more…

Published 12 June 2017

Power Manager 4.6.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Pro 4.6.1. This update improves support for macOS 10.12.4 and ends support for older versions of macOS. Read more…

Published 10 April 2017

How to View Power Manager's Unified Log Entries

With macOS 10.12, aka Sierra, Apple introduced a new log file system called Unified Logging. This new system changes how you find and view log entries created by Power Manager and other applications on your Mac. In this recipe, I will show you how to list Power Manager's log entries. Read more…

Published 2 March 2017

Power Manager 4.6.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Pro 4.6. This significant update introduces new Schedule Assistant tasks, Dark Mode support, and numerous refinements. We have also continued to work on the internal scheduling engine to ensure it remains modern and efficient. Read more…

Published 21 February 2017

How to Automatically and Quietly Shut Down a Mac

Power Manager can automatically shut down a Mac. The default approach is to provide the user with plenty of notification and warning beforehand. Sometimes these warnings are not desirable. In this recipe, we will walk through how to automatically shut down a Mac without forewarning. Read more…

Published 12 December 2016


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