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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 18 January 2010

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In this week's TidBITS Talk discussions, readers chat about syncing files between Macs; solve a color display issue using the Universal Access preference pane; ponder why MobileMe doesn't work with some versions of Internet Explorer; consider using the iPhone as an infrared remote; share resources for low-vision users; and, at least for one reader, prepare to travel to another country to save money buying a new MacBook Pro.


Syncing Files Between Multiple Macs -- Readers suggest many ways to keep one's important files synced between two Macs. (34 messages)


Accessing MobileMe with Internet Explorer on Windows -- Apple limits MobileMe on older versions of Internet Explorer, which can be inconvenient when accessing the service using public computers. (2 messages)


13" MacBook Pro - box dimensions -- A reader plans to purchase a new MacBook Pro in another country, because even with airfare the cost will be less than what Apple will sell it for in his country. (5 messages)


A baffling colour issue -- Perplexing color display on a reader's iMac turns out to be caused by the Enhance Contrast slider in the Universal Access preference pane. (20 messages)


iPhone Remote -- Is there really a market for turning the iPhone into an infrared remote? (9 messages)


Mac Accessibility for Low Vision Users -- Readers share resources for Mac users with limited vision. (3 messages)

 

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