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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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The Human Cost of Building Apple Products

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The New York Times looks behind the doors at Foxconn, the massive Chinese firm that manufactures Apple products such as the iPad, as well as products for most major electronics companies worldwide.favicon follow link


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Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-31 07:11
It's worth noting that this New York Times article is itself drawing criticism, both from Apple and other organizations.
artMonster  2012-01-31 17:05
I think the New York Times in this instance has gone for what will get the most readers, and that is, "controversy and Apple".

Also worth noting: The number of comments to this article as compared to the Booth Babes article.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-31 20:27
I added this link mostly because it was starting to be a popular topic of discussion at Macworld | iWorld. But yes, controversy and Apple definitely garner attention.
artMonster  2012-02-01 17:53
I do think it is an important discussion to be had. I was being a bit sarcastic I suppose, Booth Babes garnering a much larger commenting response from readers. Also, valid to point out the questionable reporting of this issue by the New York Times, framing it as an Apple problem and not an industry wide issue, so I appreciate you linking to this.