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Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations

You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.

 
 

Apple Updates Bash for the Shellshock Vulnerability

Apple has released patches for the Shellshock Bash vulnerability, and although they’re not yet available in Software Update, you can download and install them manually for Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks. In our testing, the patch seems to work.

 
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1Password 5 Touches New Heights in iOS 8

How to Test Bash for Shellshock Vulnerabilities

FunBITS: Epic Zen Garden Shows off Your New iPhone

Macs Mostly Safe from Bash Vulnerability, but Be Ready to Patch

 

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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2, Gets It Right This Time

After September, Still Apple Watching and Waiting

Apple Releases 8.0.1, but Don’t Update Yet!

Apple Goes Public on Privacy

Why Apple Kept the 16 GB iPhone in Favor of 32 GB

U2 Giveaway Shows We’ve Entered the Age of Digital Consent

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Apple TV Updated to 7.0, Includes Beats Music

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