Mac alarm clock app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by grooveattack, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    Good morning!

    I am wondering if any one can help. All I want to do is have my mac start up at a certain time (got that sorted in power system prefs) and automatically start playing the bbc news channel.

    Any ideas on how I can get that to work??

    Cheers guys!
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    East Riding of Yorkshire, UK

    Not sure what you mean by 'start playing the BBC News Channel'. Do you go to web page for this, or is it in iTunes or the BBC iPlayer?

    If it's a web page or iTunes then you could probably write a very simple applescript and add it to your login items (System Preferences>Users & Groups). I don't think iPlayer is scriptable though.

    Hope that's of some help,



    I should have mentioned that there are other ways of scheduling applescripts (apart from having them execute at login) including via iCal, cron and LaunchAgents. The latter two are quite technical, but iCal should be quite easy.
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Putting an Applescript in your login items (Users and Groups) that fires up BBC should do the job.

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