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Smarter Parental Controls

If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.

To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.

 
 

Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar

If you’re dissatisfied with Apple’s Calendar app, the new Fantastical 2 from Flexibits is worth a look to see if it’s more to your liking. And even if you’re not considering replacing Calendar, read on, because some of Fantastical’s features might change your mind.

 
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Twitter’s Meerkat Killer, Periscope, Has Arrived

Launcher for iOS Finds the Rock

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 9: Manage iCloud Security

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

Macs Not Vulnerable to BadUSB Attack

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

iCloud Not Receiving Mail Reliably from Gmail

BusyContacts Turbo Charges Mac Contact Management

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 8: Surf the Web Safely

Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

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