I would like to learn if it is possible to wake up a MacBook (running Mac OS X 10.6) from sleep using a timer? Is there such a application for Mac OS X? I would like to wake up a computer and turn on iTunes.
There is no need for a separate app with Snow Leopard, this functionality is built into the operating system.
Look at the Energy Saver panel in System Preferences. Click on the
You can create an event with iCal a few minutes after your wake up schedule and have it run a script like:
tell application "iTunes" set this_playlist to playlist "alarmPlaylist" play this_playlist end tell
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There are at least two apps that do exactly what you ask:
They both are capable of waking a Mac on timer and playing iTunes upon waking.
(I don't have enough points to post this as a comment, which is where it belongs.)
If you do a search for 'timer' at MacUpdate.com you'll get a ton of hits. I can't recommend one over another because I don't sleep my Macs but there are ratings and reviews of all the apps.