How many people use thier mac as an alarm clock?

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  1. nimr0d macrumors member

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    I'm using a Macbook pro(one of the first ones off the line) and its my first mac. So coming from the world of PCs i've learned that it is not reliable enough to use as an alarm clock, unless i want to be late for work everyday. Still have not gotten up the courage to use my mac as an alarm clock. So i was just wondering do a lot of people use their Macs to wake up?
     
  2. NickElls macrumors 6502

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  3. Copland macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I would, but I find it difficult to find a noise that wakes me up, but not my entire house!

    Maybe you should try it, then set a regular alarm clock for a couple minutes later so that if your mac isn't loud enough or something, you won't be late. If the MacBook Pro wakes you up, then you can forget the regular alarm clock.:D
     
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  5. stridey macrumors 65816

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    I do. I just have iCal play a song in iTunes. :)
     
  6. tedrjr03 macrumors regular

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    i do, i have it set up through my stereo system so i know i will wake up
     
  7. VAmin macrumors member

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    There's a good alarm clock widget available that ties in to iTunes that I use. The only annoyance for me is that you have to set your mac not to sleep, and I can hear the HD spinning up/down periodically as I go to sleep.
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I use the same widget as well and it's pretty good. As you say the only disadvantage is having to leave to the computer on.
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I haven't tried that, but why would you need to do that? If you schedule your Mac to wake up a couple of minutes before the alarm, why won't it work?
     
  10. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Good idea!
    *looks in energy saver and realises "Schedule" has been there the whole time, without realising* :eek:
     
  11. longinus macrumors newbie

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    Alarm Clock 2

    This is the program to do it, it's very simple. I use it daily.
    It can wake your computer from sleep and the easy wake option is nice.
     
  12. Steph21 macrumors newbie

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    thats what i use too
     
  13. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Looks good, I'll give it a try. Thanks! :)
     
  14. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I use mine as an alarm clock. My real alarm clock likes to NOT go off.

    I set an iCal event.. and it works every time. :D

    *kicks sony alarm clock across room*
     
  15. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I don't. I prefer a traditional alarm system.
     
  16. lexus macrumors 68000

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    I did for a day but broke a key off when I tried to turn the alarm off by smacking the keyboard. Luckily it popped back in easily.
     
  17. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I've been using Alarm Clock 2 on my iMac but now I have a MacBook. Will it work if my MacBook is shut? Because I'd rather not leave it open all night (getting dusty etc)
     
  19. REDSRT4 macrumors regular

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    I have used it before it works great i think, just too bad i dont like keeping my PB open all night
     

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