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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.

 
 

NPR Music Host Deletes His Songs on Purpose

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Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, writes that he has deleted 25,000 songs from his iTunes library, reclaiming 200 GB. Instead, he’ll be relying on iTunes Match. Let’s hope he kept a backup or two, just in case.favicon follow link

 

Comments about NPR Music Host Deletes His Songs on Purpose

SSteve  2012-06-06 16:15
I have a friend who tried to do this and he said it was a mess. He said a lot of albums were incomplete. He gave up on the whole thing. Personally, I haven't been tempted to try it. I don't want to have to rely on an Internet connection to listen to my music.
Steven Oz  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-06-13 17:05
For a pro to trust brand new technology on 'another man's computer?' Eeek.

The old joke that 'pioneers get shot by the Indians' hopefully won't apply to this trusting soul.

An older fellow probably wouldn't have done this. I don't know his age, but I suspect he is younger and hasn't had his fingers often burned by false promises and technology failures like most of us senior techs.