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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.

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