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Pulsar 2.3 Offers Take Five Support and More

Late last month, we released a small but important update for Pulsar, our Sirius/XM radio player. This update provides extended AppleScript support of Pulsar, providing more control to scripts and external applications.

The first application to take full advantage of this new functionality is Icon Factory’s Take Five on the Mac. With Take Five, you can pause your music and have it automatically unpause after a predetermined amount of time. Initially working only with iTunes, Take Five’s newest release now works with several audio players on the Mac, including Pulsar!

Pulsar 2.3 also includes preliminary support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), as well as several minor fixes and improvements. If you’re a Pulsar user on Mac OS X 10.6 or up, run Check For Update from the Pulsar menu right now and you’ll get the latest. If you haven’t checked out Pulsar yet, you can learn more and download the free trial over on the Pulsar page.

Finally, if you’re a developer who’d like to control Pulsar via AppleScript, please see this page.

2 Responses to “Pulsar 2.3 Offers Take Five Support and More”

  1. Charles says:

    I’m glad to see some improvements to Pulsar, though honestly I’m a bit disappointed that it still causes my Macbook Pro to switch to the discreet (battery eater / lap burning) graphics card. I’m hopeful that between Lion and future updates this will be resolved.

  2. Paul Kafasis says:

    Charles: Unfortunately, that’s not something over which Pulsar has any control – the OS itself causes that switch. Mac OS X 10.6 gives us no control over that.

    Happily, in Lion, we CAN prevent this switch from occurring. We’ll be shipping an update that prevents that switch, so once you update Pulsar and your OS, you’ll be all set.

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