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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.

 
 

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Apple Boots Google Voice Apps From App Store -- Macworld reports on Apple's rejection of both the Google Voice iPhone app and third party apps that interact with the telephony service. Apple cites the fact that the Google Voice app provides "duplicate features that come with the iPhone" as its basis for barring it from the App Store. Google Voice provides free SMS messaging and cheap international calling, thus arousing widespread suspicion that AT&T is behind the decision. (Posted 2009-07-29)


New iPhone 3GI Visible Only to Most Loyal of Customers -- The Onion uncovers Apple's newest device, the iPhone 3GI, which boasts a widescreen display that "features the most brilliant colors and finest resolution ever imagined." However, in a nod to the company's loyal fan base, only true believers can see the amazing device; it's invisible to everyone else. (Posted 2009-07-29)

 

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