News and Updates
DssW's latest news and information. Announcements, insights, and guides all appear here first.
How to Show an Inactivity Warning
Learn how to show a warning before an inactivity triggered event occurs.
Inactivity triggered events are frequently used to automatically log out or shut down Macs left unused or idle. This is great for public computers and Macs in academic environments such as labs. In this recipe, we learn how to warn users well before the log out. …
How to Trigger an Event with the Power Manager Application
Learn how to trigger an on-demand event from the macOS Power Manager application.
On-demand events can be triggered manually. In this recipe we show how to do this using the Power Manager application on macOS. To be able to perform or trigger on-demand, an event needs to have the on-demand behaviour enabled. This is a per-event setting. …
How to Add On-Demand Behaviour to an Event
Learn how to add on-demand behaviour to your Power Manager events. On-demand allows you to perform events manually, at any time.
Power Manager events are typically performed when a specific trigger is detected. The range of available triggers is large and often extended in our free updates, but sometimes it is useful to be able to trigger your events manually. You can trigger or perform events manually in Power Manager. …
Signed for macOS 10.12 Sierra
Preparing for macOS 10.12, all our disk images are now signed. Learn about DssW software and macOS 10.12, Sierra.
Last week at WWDC, Apple announced that it is now possible to digitally sign disk images. From today, all DssW disk images have been signed. As part of our preparations for macOS 10.12, Sierra, we have digitally signed all our disk images. …
Preparing for macOS 10.12 Sierra
We will be supporting macOS 10.12. Learn about DssW software and macOS 10.12, Sierra.
We will be supporting macOS 10.12, the successor to OS X 10.11. As with previous major updates to the Mac operating system, we are working with the developer previews and preparing updates where needed. We recommend waiting and not rushing to try the preview macOS operating system. …
Power Manager 4.5.3 Released
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.3 for OS X.
Today we released Power Manager and Power Manager Pro 4.5.3. This update fixes a bug affecting Gatekeeper. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. The update will automatically be offered to you during the next few weeks. …
Power Manager 4.5.2 Released
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.2 for OS X.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Pro 4.5.2. This update fixes a few bugs and updates third party frameworks. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …
Towards a Smaller Install Footprint
We talk about the removal of PowerManager.framework from the Power Manager application and what it means for the supporting applications and tools.
We recently stopped installing PowerManager.framework as part of Power Manager. This change is part of our move towards reducing the number of files needed on your Mac for Power Manager to work. When you updated to Power Manager 4.5.1’s scheduler, the framework was automatically removed. …
Activity Audit 1.1.6 Released
Announcing the launch of Activity Audit 1.1.6 for OS X.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Activity Audit 1.1.6. This release fixes a bug that could prevent starting and stopping the audit process. Updating Activity Audit Activity Audit includes built-in software updating. To update to the latest version, use the built-in Check for Update… menu item in the menu Activity Audit. …
Apple World Today Recommends Power Manager
Thanks to Frank Petrie, Apple World Today, for reviewing Power Manager. Frank explains how Power Manager can make it easier to be green.
Thanks to Frank Petrie, Apple World Today, for reviewing Power Manager. Frank’s review highlights Power Manager’s ability to help you reduce your carbon footprint and be more environmentally aware. “With this software installed you will be able to do more, automate more, and make your Macs a breeze to manage. …