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Pulsar News

Pulsar IconThings have been relatively quiet here at Rogue Amoeba, but we’re always working on updates and new releases. Today, we have a minor but important update to Pulsar, with the release of version 1.5.1. This update includes several important bug fixes, including a fix for a potential hang when a channel cut out.

This is a free update for all licensed users. If you’re new to Pulsar, visit the Pulsar page for more information or just click to download now. If you’re already using Pulsar, just choose Check For Update in the Pulsar menu to update right inside the application.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Dogstar Radio, who help make Pulsar what it is. Dogstar provides the world with live artist and track title for every SIRIUS channel.

Although XM Radio publishes this data online, SIRIUS does not. To collect the data, Dogstar Radio manually pulls data from hardware SIRIUS radios which are continuously scanning stations and noting what the currently playing song is. The track title data is then uploaded to the web, and made available to many different applications that stream SIRIUS, including Pulsar.

We’ve recently made a small donation to Dogstar to help pay for additional server capacity, and would like to personally thank Mike for all the work he’s done to make this all possible.

2 Responses to “Pulsar News”

  1. Billy says:

    Hi Folks,

    Really love your apps. I use Airfoil to play all sorts of music at the pool with my Mac in the house. I have Sirius but it’s a pain to remote control it so I also use Pulsar. All of this is controlled with my iPod Touch from the pool using Mac’s built-in VNC and VNC Lite on my iPod. Now I can listen to Sirius, iTunes, Slacker Radio or anything else I want and never have to go inside to make this happen. And the best part is I can control the volume too!

    In Airfoil, you can set certain speakers to be automatically transmitted to when opening Airforil. What would be cool if you could have a radio station automatically selected when opening Pulsar! I use an Applescript to open all the apps and having a station automatically selected would be great.



  2. Ron says:

    Sounds like you have a great setup. I am going to do the same.

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