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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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iPhoto ’11 9.2.2

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While it offers just a single change, Apple’s updated iPhoto ’11 9.2.2 will be a welcome release for many. The update enables you to delete individual photos from your iCloud Photo Stream, which should help you winnow out any mistaken photos you may have shot on your iPhone or iPad (or, perhaps, reams of screenshots saved to the Photos app by a preschooler). Previously, the only way to delete any photos from Photo Stream was to delete them all from iCloud via a reset performed in iCloud’s online account settings. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 256.9 MB)


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Tommy Weir  2012-03-08 14:28
Bizarre if they don't add Journal syncing....
SSteve  2012-03-08 15:02
I wish you had a Take Control book for iPhoto '11. My wife has been taking some great photos, but whenever she sits down in front of iPhoto she gets overwhelmed and gives up. Now she just gets overwhelmed before she starts and doesn't even try.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-09 05:19
Yes, having written about every previous version of iPhoto for Peachpit's Visual QuickStart Guide series, I'm quite troubled by iPhoto '11 - I find it confusing and inconsistent (and in some ways, I'm glad I didn't have to write about it, since it's a tough program to explain).

We've thought about a Take Control book, but we've never come up with what seems like a good approach.