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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.

 
 

Bento 4.0.2

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FileMaker has upgraded its human-friendly Mac database software Bento. New in version 4 is the capability to print mailing labels, inventory tags, name badges, and other labels from within the software. Other printing options make an appearance, too — you now get finer-grained printing controls, and new printer-friendly themes. Also new is the capability to export templates with data (so that you can share pre-populated databases with others), Location Data support (so that you can note the exact location where data is entered), and easy date searching. Full release notes are available at FileMaker’s Web site, and quick 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 releases squash a few bugs. ($49 new, $29 upgrade)

 

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Comments about Bento 4.0.2

Why is filemaker.com unavailable?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-03-21 16:45
Seems fine here... When in doubt, try this site for checking if a site is really down:

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
Safari can’t open the page “http://www.filemaker.com/” because Safari can’t find the server “www.filemaker.com”.
Firefox can't find the server at www.filemaker.com
Peter DeGroot  2011-03-21 19:39
Sounds good, but I've learned my lesson. Bento has extracted over $200 from me for the Family Pack and subsequent upgrades to v3.0. And this got me only some of the missing or poorly implemented features that should have been in from v1 or at least have been free upgrades. V4 might finally be there, but sounds like more of the same hype to get you to put out another bribe to get a few more of the missing features. I'm going to do the 30 day trial this time before I part with another $80.
Andreas Frick  2011-03-22 09:03
Bento still does not support direct import of AppleWorks database files. They have to be saved as text/tsv files first loosing all their formating, formulas etc. Very poor.