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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.

 
 

Apple Cuts Prices on Consumer Macs

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Apple Cuts Prices on Consumer Macs -- Apple announced Friday it was cutting prices on a series of Performa and Power Macintosh models (including two DOS Compatible models) in an effort to target holiday shoppers and year-end purchasers. Though final prices are set by dealers, these are Apple's new estimated street prices with the percent change: [GD]

 Machine                    Configuration   Old Price   New Price   Change
 -------                    -------------   ---------   ---------   ------
 Macintosh Performa 640CD   12/500/DOS/15"    $1,999      $1,499     25.0%
    DOS Compatible
 Macintosh Performa 5215     8/1G/4xCD/15"    $2,199      $1,999      9.1%
 Power Macintosh 6100/66    16/500/2xCD/DOS   $2,299      $1,999     13.0%
    DOS Compatible
 Power Macintosh 7100/80     8/700/2xCD       $1,799      $1,499     16.7%
 Power Macintosh 7200/75     8/500/4xCD       $1,699      $1,549      8.8%
 Power Macintosh 7200/90     8/500/4xCD       $1,899      $1,699     10.5%

 

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