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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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1Password 3.7.2

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AgileBits has released 1Password 3.7.2, a minor update to its password and identity management app that continues the company’s quest to provide a seamless experience to users of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Since version 3.6.0, 1Password has been working on compatibility with the new Safari 5.1 and now sports an all-new Safari extension that has received several improvements with the latest release. In addition, AgileBits has added the capability to provide better diagnostic reports and improved error handling, with a particular focus on wireless synchronization. Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements round out the update. ($39.99 new, free update, 17.1 MB, release notes)

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Comments about 1Password 3.7.2
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Charles Reeves Jr  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2011-08-09 06:22
Not mentioned in the brief article is the massive number of negative comments created by this release. I do realize they didn't have a lot of time to come up with a new version, and they are slowly fixing the most blatant problems. But I still like the simplicity of the old version.
I do NOT like the fact that I now have to open 1P EACH time I want to use it. Much easier the 'old' way - click on the icon in the tool bar and it logged onto the site where needed.
Peter Worsley  2011-08-10 00:01
No discussion of not supporting Firefox 5.0.1
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-08-10 14:20
There's a limit to what we can (a) notice when it's not called out in release notes and (b) include in what is intended to be a short update. But that's what comments are for - you can add useful information to the article. So what's the problem with Firefox 5.0.1?