iTunes alarm

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sunfast, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    Does anybody out there use iTunes alarm (freeware you can download from the Apple site)?

    Only I can't get the damn thing to work! Any advice?
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Link to the particular alarm you're trying to use? What's wrong with it? Will it not launch? Can you not figure out how to set it? Do you set it but it never goes off?
     
  3. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    Hello

    The link ishere.

    It launches fine - I tell it what time, what to play, give it permission to bring the mac out of sleep. But doesn't actually wake it up or play anything. Tried it a few times with no success.
     
  4. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm, I wish I could help out but all I can say is that it works for me...
     
  5. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    i have one

    google ialarm
    great p;rogram, and reviewed all over
    andreas
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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  7. dylan macrumors 6502

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    I made one in Automator. It was pretty easy. Just tell it to play a playlist then save into iCal and set it to whatever time and day you want.

    Awaken is really nice if you don't mind paying for it.
     
  8. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Will it wake the computer from sleep? I had it set to wake me up this morning but my iMac slumbered on (thank god my phone alarm was set too....)
     
  9. FlaminMoe macrumors newbie

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    Are you on 10.3 or 10.4?

    You can't wake up a 10.3 machine programmatically - for some reason, the functionality was removed from that version's Power Management APIs.
     
  10. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm on 10.4 which is why I'm a little confused...
     
  11. TheMac19 macrumors regular

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    I've been using itunesleep for a couple months now with no missed alarms yet. I was using Awaken, and powercontroller before that, but I'm all for freeware, and itunesleep is free.

    it's also handy in that you can use it to fade out your music and put your mac to sleep at night, then have it wake up your machine and fade in your music gently in the morning.

    the interface isn't too pretty yet, but it's coming along...
     
  12. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    I used the Alarm Clock 1.2 widget before my iBook's HDD died. It's simple, clean, and you'll love it.

    EDIT Instead of putting your iMac to sleep, why don't you just put up a blanks screen saver or turn the brightness off, or even better go into your Energy Saver settings and set up a preset that makes your iMac turn off its screen after a certain amount of time, and have the HDD go to sleep when possible. That way, you'll still be woken up, and you'll still save power (and not be kept awake by a bright screen).

    EDIT X2 Maybe you can write a script or an Automater action that will turn on that preset for you so you don't have to open System Preferences every night?
     

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