How can I make my Mac (PB 15" 1.33 G) be an alarm clock?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DazedNConfusedX, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. DazedNConfusedX macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2004
    East/South Bay Area, CA - USA
    I searched for help on this topic but didn't find any clear answers.

    I want to chuck my ugly ass alarm clock which needs to be plugged in. My PB is almost always on/plugged in. Is there an easy way to make it be my alarm clock - whether it wakes me up w/ an annoying beeping sound or something from my iTunes library?

    Also - is there any snooze function? Because I usually snooze and go back to sleep several times before finally getting out of bed. :D

    I checked features in iTunes, system date & time settings, etc. - and coudln't find anything easy to set up.

    Thanks. :)
  2. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    make and iCal event for when you want to wake up, set an alarm with it, choose it to be a file, choose a song you want to wake up to. Make the event repeating if you want it to open every day, or you can always set it up however you want, but you shouldn't have to enter a new time for each day.
  3. vashim66 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
  4. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    You can also just set your PowerBook to startup at a certain time too. Its a new feature in Mac OS X.3, that was carried over from OS 9. Go to the Apple Menu, and then to System Preferences, then to Energy Saver. Next, click on the Schedule tab and then put in when you want your PowerBook to start up. You can also setup a shutdown time as well. Then just crank up the sound on your PowerBook and it will BBBOOOOONNNGGGGG very loud in the morning when it automatically starts up.

    Just another suggestion!
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
  6. blueflame macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2003
    Studio City
  7. DazedNConfusedX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2004
    East/South Bay Area, CA - USA
    It probably still smells, though, right? :p (Thanks for everyone's advice).
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    There's also iSleep, which hasn't been updated in a while. But it works with DVD Player and Whamb! (the developer's media player) as well.
  9. joey4127 macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2004
    Does my computer have to be turned on? Or does it turn on when the alarm sets off?
  10. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2004
    Greater Manchester UK

    If I say something, in the middle of a forrest....with no women around to hear me... I still wrong?
  11. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    I use M-Beat. It's made from the same people that make iPodRip, probably the best program to transfer songs from your iPod to your computer. M-Beat has a lot of features too beside an alarm.

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