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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.

 
 

Hazel 3.0.5

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Noodlesoft has released Hazel 3.0.5 with a profusion of fixes to the file cleanup utility. The update reintroduces the unintentionally removed “enclosing folder” as a destination for move/copy operations, as well as rewords condition targets to add clarity. It improves support for Growl, now allowing colon usage in Growl message patterns (as well as comments), breaking Growl options out of the pattern interface and into its own popover, and enabling you to format Growl patterns like other patterns. The release also fixes an issue where Hazel didn’t trigger certain rules, primarily those that were dependent on folder size or sub-item count. Noodlesoft notes that you may find some rules “re-firing” after the upgrade due to changes in rules formatting and the internal database, but this should occur only once. ($25 new, $10 upgrade, 5.0 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about Hazel 3.0.5
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Kenneth Taylor  2012-05-02 11:30
Thanks for the quick update on this. Can anyone suggest what the future might be for Hazel when we move to Mountain Lion. I will be reluctant to leave it.
Paul Kim  2012-05-02 12:30
The plan is to have it ready for ML before it ships. Keep in mind there may be bugs currently with the pre-release versions but that is to be expected given the fact that ML is still, well, pre-release.
Kenneth Taylor  2012-05-02 13:18
Sorry I was not clear. Will there be any problem using Hazel with Gatekeeper and/or can Hazel access the files it needs to if they are sandboxed?