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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.

 
 

ExtraBITS for 10 January 2011

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If you want to go further afield from TidBITS this week, be sure to listen to Joe Kissell talking about a paperless lifestyle and tune in Tuesday, when we’ll learn if Verizon Wireless’s media event is indeed to announce the iPhone coming to Verizon.

Joe Goes Paperless on the Tech Night Owl Live -- Joe Kissell joined host Gene Steinberg on the Tech Night Owl Live to discuss the ins and outs of a (mostly) paperless lifestyle and steps you can take to replace papers with digital documents.

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WSJ: The iPhone Comes to Verizon, At Long Last? -- “A person familiar with the matter” has told the Wall Street Journal that Verizon Wireless will announce that the company will make Apple’s iPhone available to its subscribers at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, January 11th at New York’s Lincoln Center. We’re waiting with bated breath to see if we can at long last put this rumor to bed alongside the Beatles coming to iTunes.

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