I’m Back (again) :)

It’s been too much time, I know, and sorry for those of you who are waiting for the new version… There is no excuse, but you know.., life, kids, work, sometimes it’s really hard to start working on something at 00:00am and not falling asleep over the keyboard.

But ey!, I’m back and working again. The main reason is that some of you have reported that the app is working fine also with the new version of OSX, so I’ve decided to finish the 2.0 version.

Here you have some screenshots of the current work, with two of the main new features:

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Notice the “Disabled when charger disconnected” option that will do that, automatically disable Turbo Boost if you disconnect your mag safe charger :). As Jobs’d say “It works like magic” and I think it’s very cool :D. This feature will be also available for the free version.

And here you have another screenshot, this time about the option to auto enable/disable Turbo Boost for one app (or a bunch of ones) depending on the order you configure the listing. I think this is cool too. Remember this will be only available for the PRO version.

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The version is almost ready…, just finishing some make-up.

As always, thanks for your patience and support!



And Apple said… NO :(

Hi everyone,

Yes, finally Apple answered and sadly said NO :(. I have been sending and receiving several mails to and from Apple these days, but finally I think I have to surrender :(.

This is the exact last answer:

Processor state and low level system functionality is the domain of the operating system and should not be under user control.

Users who wish to use your product can still do so by booting into OS X’s Recovery OS and issuing one command, as detailed in the System Integrity Protection Guide.

Yes! It speaks by itself. I really never thought that Apple would deny the signature. I told them the app has thousands of users (the free version does :), but that seemed to make no effect. So… what to do next? These are the options and the next steps:

1.- If you really don’t want to mess with the system integrity features and continue using TBS normally, just don’t upgrade to El Capitan.

2.- Next version will include a feature to check the system integrity status calling the command provided by Apple, and instructions in order to disable it.

Please, give me your feedback about your experience on disabling the system integrity features if you’re currently trying it.

And…if you have another ideas, I’m all ears! Just comment out in this blog… :D, but for now, that will be the path to follow. I’ve sent a last appeal to Apple, but I really don’t have hope about they’re just considering it.

OSX El Capitan – TBS

Hi all

Edit: Post outdated. The app works fine with this OS Version and above (Yosemite and macOS Sierra). Go to Home and keep reading ;). 

As you can see the promised new version of TBS has not been released yet. I’ve just installed OSX El Capitan, and there are some problems with the signing feature.

Even trying to bypass that doesn’t work. Why is that? Ok, Apple deactivated that feature on OSX El Capitan.

“As of OS X El Capitan, the kext-dev-mode boot-arg is now obsolete.” (read more here). Ok, you can do it (at your own risk, I strongly advise against doing it) but you need to reboot to Recovery OS and more. Read here.

I’ve just requested Apple a certificate in order to sign the kernel module. Problem? I don’t know how much time Apple takes to answer this requested.

I’ll keep you all updated here and in my twitter account since I’m not releasing the new version until I’m sure it will work with OSX El Capitan.


And again…., remember to become root and/or use and Admin account in order to use the app, since kernel extensions need to be installed with a root account (or an user that can become root), and of course, follow this instructions.


New version features and release date

Ok, so it looks like new version of OSX is coming by the end of this month, so a new version of Turbo Boost Switcher will be released several days after to ensure full compatibility. Ok.., I’m thinking about developing some app for the incoming new Apple TV, but I’ll make an effort to publish this new version.

These are the new features and fixes the new version will include. For those who already have the PRO version, you won’t need to purchase the new one, you will receive the update for free.

Ok, the minimum feature list (thinking about including one of two more) and status are:

PRO only:

  • Cores: Choose number of cores active configuration (Single Core, Two cores, etc). TBD
  • Auto enable / Disable: As many of you have requested, you will be able to configure if you want to auto enable or disable Turbo Boost depending on the app. IN Development
  • Notifications: Whenever turbo boost is auto enabled / disabled, the app will issue a notification if you activate this feature. IN Development

Both PRO and FREE versions:

  • Battery connector: Activate one option to auto-disable Turbo Boost when your Mac battery charged is unplugged. IN Development
  • Fix: Remove output to syslog. DONE
  • Fix: Display icon ok when dark profile is on. DONE
  • Fix: Icon status bar refresh problems. DONE
  • Fix: Problems sometimes when choosing temp sensor. DONE

Just to finish this post, I have received some messages requesting the app to “remember” the root password and things like that. Asking for root password is mandatory, since the app install & uninstalls a kernel module, and to do that you need to be root.

In order to achieve that, the app uses the OSX sdk and services, so depending on your user account and its configuration, you will need (or not) to enter the root password. In my computer (and other confirmed users I’ve talked with) I just need to enter the root password once and, after that, It never asks for it again until I completely shut-down and reboot my computer.

Thanks again and best!

Edit: There was a mistake when posting this entry. Notifications will be of course just for the PRO version, since they will be displayed when Turbo Boost is enabled / disabled depending on auto configuration values. Sorry for the inconvenience.

TBS – New version incoming

Ok, it’s summer again (almost), and I hope to have enough time to release a new version of Turbo Boost Switcher, both free and pro ones. The PRO one will also include extra features not available on the free version.

I’ve received lots of feature requests by email, posts on github or through this blog. Sorry if I can’t answer all of your messages (there’re a lot and I also have to work, eat, take care of my kids…), but I can promise that I read all of you messages.

So stay tuned and thank you again for using the app….and if you want to help and you really like it, you can always buy the pro version 😛


Turbo Boost Switcher Free – Link restored!


The binary of free version is available again. The issue with Amazon Web Services was closed.


Free version of TBS: Binary download link broken


I’am aware the download link for the free version of Turbo Boost Switcher is broken. Thank you for reporting it!

It’s an issue with S3 service.., I’ll restore it ASAP so check frequently the status on the web.

I’ve written to Amazon, will post the final resolution and restore the link in the next hours.


Turbo Boost Switcher – Home Page


Just playing around and released a “Home” page for Turbo Boost Switcher to make it “justice” :).

You can check it out at: http://tbswitcher.rugarciap.com/

Hope you like it!

Among that, just founded a video about Turbo Boost Switcher on Youtube from Luke Palmer, describing how to use the app.

Thanks Luke!!!



Turbo Boost Switcher 1.2.0 (Free and Pro) available

Finally, Turbo Boost 1.2.0 is available for download, on two flavours, Free (same as always) and Pro.

Get them here from here.

The features included on this release are (for both versions):

  1. Auto Enable on Exit: When you Quit the app, it’ll automatically reenable Turbo Boost in case you forgot to do it.
  2. Configure if Turbo Boost is disabled / enabled when the app is launched.
  3. Updated GUI with configuration section.
  4. Retina Icons included.
  5. Improved Main Icon design.
  6. Fixed a couple of bugs on temperature monitoring.


Among that, the Pro one includes:

  • Auto Configuration: With this new feature, you can set the processes you want for which the Turbo Boost feature will be enabled / disabled automatically. You just need to choose an application / running process and done! Turbo Boost Switcher will do the work for you, enabling and disabling when needed.


Motivation for this pro version? As told on a previous post, I feel more confortable if you receive something in exchange for your support on the app among, of course, my eternal gratitude! :). I’ve fixed the price on 9.95$ (lower than the lowest of the donations I’ve received), and again, for those of you who have supported it, you’ll receive soon a discount code to purchase the app for free.

Finally, the free version will always be free :), and have the same updates, changes… than the pro one.

Hope you enjoy this version! I’ll wait for your comments and suggestions :).


Turbo Boost 1.2.0 incoming

Hello there!

As usual, too much time since my last post, so I’ve decided to let all you know I’ll be releasing a new version of Turbo Boost Switcher very soon.

This version will feature:

  1. Enable on Exit: When you Quit the app, it’ll automatically reenable Turbo Boost in case you forgot to do it.
  2. Configure if Turbo Boost is disabled / enabled when the app is launched.
  3. Updated GUI with configuration section.
  4. Retina Icons included.
  5. Improved Main Icon design.
  6. Fixed a couple of bugs on temperature monitoring.

Among this features, I was thinking seriously on changing the “donations” accepted policy. I’ll disable them and release a Pro version of Turbo Boost, called.., yes, you guessed, Turbo Boost Switcher Pro :D. I’ll do that because I feel more confortable with the idea you receiving something for your support on the app. Ah!, and for those of you who have donated (not matter how much), you will receive a free copy of the Pro version, thank you again for your support!

This Pro version will include also an exclusive featured called “Auto Config“. With this option, you will be able to set the applications for what Turbo Boost will be disabled automatically. When you quit any of those apps, Turbo Boost will be reenabled for you! So just set the apps for which you want Turbo Boost to be disabled and forget!!!.

Hope you like the idea.

Stay tunned!!