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Boot Snooze combines the goodness of hibernation and rebooting

You want to shut down your Windows PC for the day, but you also want it to start as quickly as possible tomorrow morning. Waiting 3-4 minutes to load Windows plus all of the apps that you run at startup just isn't a (good) option. What do you do? You probably just put your computer into sleep or hibernation mode. But there's a better way. When you constantly use sleep or hibernate, there's a go...

SmartSleep 1.0 Beta 1: Your Macbook or Macbook Pro will sleep smarter

SmartSleep 1.0 is a Mac preference pane designed for the MacBook or MacBook Pro that will help your computer get the most from its Da Vincian cat naps. SmartSleep sets a schedule for your Mac laptop's sleep patterns: when your battery has a high level, SmartSleep sets the computer to sleep only (sans hibernation). If your battery goes below 20% (the default setting, user customizable) then SmartS...

Wake Assist for the snooze-loving Mac

Wake Assist is a free utility (which runs as a daemon) that aims to fix a common problem that occurs on some Macs: the Mac is sleeping and when the user attempts to wake it, it rolls over and hits the snooze button. On our Macbook Pro for instance, we often open the lid after it has been sleeping only to receive a black screen and a still sleeping Mac. The Wake Assist download comes with a .pkg fo...

Schedule a PC reboot, shutdown, or hibernate with WinOFF

So you're in the middle of downloading a large file, or sending a huge batch of photos to your mom. The file transfer's going to take another 40 minutes, and you really want to hit the sack. But you don't want to leave your computer on all night sucking up energy. WinOFF is a nifty utility that lets you schedule all sorts of power-related actions. You can set your computer to shutdown 60 minute...