Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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 28-Sep-09

Send Article to a Friend


Scroll Bar missing in MS Word 2008 for Mac -- Really? There's a preference in Word to hide the scrollbars? Huh. (3 messages)


Can't change x-eudora-settings in 6.2.4 Mac -- In trying to determine why Eudora is splitting long messages, readers veer into a discussion of the usefulness of Usenet in today's modern Internet. (6 messages)


FileVault on other than home directories on Mac OS X? FileVault is limited to just the Home directory, but a better option is available: use Disk Utility to create encrypted disk images. (4 messages)


HP printer drivers available thru Apple Software Update -- HP catches up after Apple's early release of Snow Leopard to provide updated printer drivers. (4 messages)


Deleted login keychain -- What's the best way to recover a deleted essential keychain file? (7 messages)


Can't report certain spams using Eudora -- Is it worthwhile to report spammers, or has the volume become so unwieldy that the only solutions are at the server level? (12 messages)


Google Offers Push Gmail and Google Sync to iPhone -- Readers look at whether Gmail set to push messages can work alongside other push-enabled services, like MobileMe, on the iPhone. (4 messages)


Exploring Widespread SuperDrive Problems -- Doug McLean's article about SuperDrive problems leads readers to theorize that today's crop of media drives are fundamentally flawed in some way. (3 messages)


RSS and Mail.app -- What could be causing old messages to appear as unread in Apple Mail's RSS implementation? Bugs in Mail are the top contender. (6 messages)


Help With Sluggish Mac -- One reader's Snow Leopard installation runs too slowly (when compared against a clean install on another drive). A few tips can help speed things up. (7 messages)


Repairing permissions report -- Two suspicious entries appeared while a reader was repairing permissions in Disk Utility. Are they really signs of trouble? Luckily, no. (4 messages)


Help with WDS on Apple Airport Extreme -- A reader looks for assistance trying to extend his AirPort network using the Wireless Distribution System and a Linksys gateway. (2 messages)


Scheduling Downloads on Slow Internet Connection -- Satellite Internet systems often limit downloads except during a window in the middle of the night, making installing system updates inconvenient. What's the best way to schedule updates for a specific time? (4 messages)


Using separate web browsers on the same machine -- Running multiple user accounts seems to be the solution for keeping two people's Web browsing environments separate but on the same machine. (3 messages)

 

CrashPlan is easy, secure backup that works everywhere. Back up
to your own drives, friends, and online with unlimited storage.
With 30 days free, backing up is one resolution you can keep.
Your life is digital; back it up! <http://tid.bl.it/code42-tb>