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2.2.8
25 November 2012

Dashboard world clock widget.

Ian-Groves
20 December 2006

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Just a warning that Vela Clock includes a "Product Activation" scheme which will prevent you installing the product you purchased from them on any new Mac you purchase, as it will deem you a pirate if you try to do so. There is no "de-activate" function in the product to allow you to transfer it from an old to a new machine. So, go ahead and pay your money and then watch them accuse you of being a thief.
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Version 1.9.3

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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
05 January 2008
The developer just wrote to me and informed me of an effective work-around. After setting the DATE AND TIME control panel to Rio de Janeiro and re-activating SET TIME AUTOMATICALLY, VelaClock now displays the time correctly both in the widget and in the menu barfor those of us who live in Argentina. Thanks to the developer who was kind enough to write to me personally with the solution. Another one of those rare, but wanton, acts of kindness and professionalism.
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Version 2.1.4
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
04 January 2008
Just one problem on the newest update (and please correct me if I've missed something here).: Apparently Apple's automated time servers have not been updated, so to get the correct time in the menu bar, you have to turn off the automatic time updates feature and input the correct time f you live in Argentina (as I do). This means that VelaClock, in correcting the unconventional time change for Argentia, as ensured that the time in Argentina as displayed on VelaClock, will be incorrectly ahead by one hour. It seems the developer should have held off on the repair until the Apple makes it's own adjustment. Definitely not a crisis, but pretty annoying since all time comparisons will be wrong in VelaClock if you want the correct time displayed in the menu bar, and plus you lose the auto-updating feature.
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Version 2.1.4
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Veladg
Veladg
05 January 2008
First, please submit support requests and technical questions directly to us. If you own VelaClock, click "Send Feedback" on the back of the widget. Otherwise, click the "support email" link on this page: http://www.veladg.com/company.html. For users in Argentina, Mac OS X cannot currently be correctly set to the time zone of Argentina with Daylight Saving Time on (that is, UTC-02). But, the time zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is UTC-02; this is currently the same as Argentina. Turning off "automatic time updates feature and input the correct time" as KOSOVAR1 recommends is indeed one solution. Doing this will prevent precision time for your Mac. I recommend setting your Mac OS X time zone as follows: 1. Select 'System Preferences' from the Apple menu. 2. Click on the 'Date & Time' icon in the System category. 3. Click on the 'Time Zone' tab and confirm that the time zone is set to "Rio de Janeiro - Brazil". Important: make sure to check the 'Set date & time automatically' checkbox. 4. Click on the 'Date & Time' tab and confirm that the time is correct for Argentina. 5. Display VelaClock and wait for the minute to change to a new minute (to cause the widget to update itself). At that point, everything should be correct. This solution will work until February 15, 2008. Hopefully, by that time Mac OS X will be updated to show the correct time for Argentina. At that point, you'll need to set your Mac OS X time zone to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here is the official announcement (in Spanish) for the time zone change: http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Bora.Portal/CustomControls/PdfContent.aspx?fp=28122007&pi=10&pf=10&s=0&sec=01 Argentine Congress OKs time change to save energy (in English): http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN2734841120071227 Thanks, Chuck
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Version 2.1.4
Scottyo
18 July 2007
This is a comment about VelaClock in general: I am really pleased with this product. It does what it is designed to do, and meets my needs very well. We live in Tokyo (where my wife's relatives are); our children are in KY, U.S.A. and Canberra, Australia; and my own parents and relatives live in Winnipeg, Canada. I can keep track of "Now" for all these folks in a glance with VelaClock. This is a comment on the latest update: though it took a bit longer than I hoped, I have received free an update that works well with Safari beta 3.02, as promised. I heartily recommend VelaClock. BTW, a feature I would love to see (in the non-Deluxe version) is the ability to input a future time/date for any of the active time zones and see it reflected in all the others, as a way to simplify scheduling of iChats, phone calls, etc.
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Version 2.0.1
Veladg
11 February 2007
Developer response to the previous comment: Purchasing a VelaClock license entitles you the right to install it on two computers (such as one desktop and one laptop machine). If you purchase a new computer, VelaClock can be installed on it by downloading it from our web site then registering it using your serial number. If you have a registration problem, please contact us for help. Most registration problems are resolved within 24 hours; often these issues are resolved within minutes. We disclose the fact that VelaClock uses Product Activation both on our web site (veladg.com) and at the time of purchase. If a person somehow misses this, we will refund their money and deactivate the product.
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Version 1.9.3
Ian-Groves
20 December 2006
Just a warning that Vela Clock includes a "Product Activation" scheme which will prevent you installing the product you purchased from them on any new Mac you purchase, as it will deem you a pirate if you try to do so. There is no "de-activate" function in the product to allow you to transfer it from an old to a new machine. So, go ahead and pay your money and then watch them accuse you of being a thief.
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Version 1.9.3
Garrison
26 September 2006
Lots of great features and really easy to setup and configure different views. The 'light bar' showing me 3 different sunset/sunrise times along with when the moon will be visible is simply fantastic.
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Version 1.9.1
Anonymous
19 September 2005
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. (Simple elegant interface that could remind me what time of day it was in various cities worldwide.) I've looked at many and tried a half dozen world clocks and this is by far the best interface design. (I'd rank this one close to Wikity Widget for creative interface design.) I was able to configure it just a minute as everything was entirely intuitive. I suppose free would be better (than cheap) but even that was a satisfying experience... (I have never seen such a slick little utility for taking a shareware fee and automatically registering your application.)
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
19 September 2005
For the price requested, this widget falls very short. It should be free until it can be drastically improved.
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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
09 November 2005
Then you should provide suggestion as to how it should be improved.
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Version 1.4
Jlaro
Jlaro
18 February 2006
Improvements? Here are some: 1- The possibility to enter the coordinates of any point on Earth and define its name, country and time zone would be great. It's all mathematical, so why should we be tied to a fixed and limited developer-supplied city list? 2- A slider (with the date as text below) ranging a complete year to quickly see the effect of date on daylight.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Everybody have the right to sell their own product. If anybody wish to make complain, give your one self example before judge any complain on others. In another word, if anybody said that this widget not worth to pay, should be free, fine, provide your own similar free sample then judge. If there's no self created free sample, don't even mention, you're not qualify to judge.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Looks great... I was looking for something like this. Regarding those complaining about the shareware fee, developers have to survive too. They've obviously invested a fair amount of time in this and the shareware fee isn't too expensive. I'll be paying if I think it's worth it!
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
30 April 2005
You know, guys, if you don't think it's worth it, don't buy it. Sounds like some people just have an axe to grind on various topics, like Konfabulator. Some people are willing to pay for a well-crafted product, and regardless of what some might think, a quality widget is not a trivial thing to produce. If you don't think so, then feel free to not buy it, but the posts so far are rather childish and don't really say anything about the product. To make this post meaningful in its own right: this seems like a product that's got a good feature set, and is attractively designed. I probably won't buy it as I don't have use for all of the features, but those who do I'm sure would find it worth taking a look at.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
30 April 2005
After looking at Apple's developer site, it is apparent that Dashboard Widgets are easily created. To make such types of things shareware is hard to swallow considering this.
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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
Anonymous
30 April 2005
Then you go ahead and make one.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
29 April 2005
I see the Shareware Widgets for Dashboard have already began. It is quite a shame but I do not think you will have too many takers as another program Konfabulator allows its own widgets and There are hundreds of widgets including clocks. I guess you have the right to sell your work but I will keep your site bookmarked as a site to NEVER try any software from. It sure is a shame but we will soon have 100's of free widgets.
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Version 1.0