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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 09-Mar-09

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Safari's 3.x RSS Database3 file corruption problems -- A corrupted RSS feed may be the cause of problems reading news in Safari; checking against an online feed validator can help identify the culprit. (3 messages)


Kindle 2 Improves Design, Not Features -- Does the Kindle's new text-to-speech feature pose a threat to audiobooks? Readers respond to Glenn's article. (5 messages)


Time Machine vs. Retrospect -- Both backup approaches have their pros and cons, both of which get the full TidBITS Talk treatment. (42 messages)


Cheap, Small Netbooks -- Is buying a netbook worth living with its limitations? For people who value small size and low price, the answer is yes. (17 messages)


Why the Kindle 2 Should Speak When Permitted To -- Readers continue to debate the Kindle's text-to-speech feature, and whether authors should have any say in the matter. (38 messages)


Time Machine vs. Retrospect (and Stolen Laptop Redux) -- The discussion of backing up data turns to offsite, Internet backups. (2 messages)


AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule: Like Two Base Stations in One -- Is the price difference between the low and high end Time Capsule models inflated? (7 messages)


Binding AppleScript to a hotkey in Mail -- It's possible to create a key combination that runs an AppleScript script in Mail, but other third-party options are also available. (4 messages)


H.264 Decoding in New Macs -- The graphics processors in Apple's newest machines greatly increase the performance of H.264 video encoding. (2 messages)


Amazon Releases Kindle Software for iPhone -- Readers discuss Amazon's move to let iPhone and iPod touch owners buy and read electronic books using its Kindle software. (4 messages)


AirPort Utility Update May Be Problematic -- The TidBITS Talk community pitches in to help diagnose a problem with the latest AirPort Utility software. (14 messages)

 

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