Embraceware Software today announced Awaken 3.0, the latest release of its digital alarm clock for Mac OS X that wakes you by playing music or podcasts from your iTunes library. It can also put both you and your Mac to sleep with the sleep timer feature. Awaken also offers the ability to have the volume of the music — as well as the brightness of the screen — gradually fade in at the set alarm time. Version 3 is a complete re-write from the ground up and features: a refreshed UI complete with a new professionally designed icon; podcast support for the alarm and sleep timer; a new emergency alarm feature has been added along with a selection of preset alarm sounds to be used in the case of a problem with iTunes; and more. Alarm is priced at US$8.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.