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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.

 
 

The Missing Sync for Android 1.3

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For those who have chosen an Android-based smartphone over the iPhone, Mark/Space has updated its The Missing Sync for Android syncing software to include wireless syncing via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, enabling users to rid themselves of at least one cluttering cable for connecting to the Mac. Other improvements include the addition of syncing for notes, a new ringtone editor, and the capability to archive text messages. Overall sync performance and security have also been improved. ($39.95, $29.95 crossgrade, free update)

 

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Comments about The Missing Sync for Android 1.3

Massimo Mauro  2010-04-13 14:15
Mostly half-truths from a software developer quite economical with unpleasant truths.
WiFi sync works ONLY with Android 2.0 or higher (more than 70% of the Android smartphones run 1.5 or 1.6) and text messages [called in Europe SMS] archiving does not seem to work under Snow Leopard.
Not recommended. Waste of money.