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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.

 
 

QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3

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Apple has released QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard with absolutely no release notes, so there's no telling what has changed. Remember that Snow Leopard now comes with a new QuickTime Player for QuickTime X, so the only reason you would want QuickTime Player 7 is because it supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which turn on QuickTime Pro functions. Apple explains more at this Knowledge Base article. (Free, 10.65 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Comments about QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3
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Chris Pepper  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-19 04:58
Player 7 also allows screen captures, which X does not. I use 7 every time I post a video, to grab a frame for the poster link.
Johan Olie  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2010-05-20 15:23
Quicktime Player 7 also allows f.i. rotating a movie. In version 10 I have not found this functionality yet.
I dont think this is new... I have that version (7,6,6) since more than one year.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-25 07:11
Yes, it's very odd. 7.6.6 just appeared on Apple's Support Downloads page, and different people have different versions for no apparent reason (I have 7.6.3, for instance).