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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.

 
 

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I don't want to continually list Web sites that contain Macintosh information, since for the most part, they're all linked on the Web itself. We'll make this the last time for a while...

Well Connected Mac Moving -- Elliotte Harold <elharo@shock.njit.edu> informs us that his Well Connected Mac site is moving to:

http://www.macfaq.com/

The old URL will server as a mirror for a while, but will eventually disappear.

Elliotte said the move was prompted in part by the fact that the old URL was almost impossible to remember and hard to type properly. He also commented that he was a bit concerned about the trademark implications of the "Mac FAQ" name, and getting the domain name for the Well Connected Mac site reduced those concerns.

However, the main impetus for moving the site and getting a new name is that a group called c|net, the Computer Network, has licensed the Well Connected Mac, so they will help support Elliotte financially. Elliotte can use that money to spend more time and money improving the Well Connected Mac site.

http://www.cnet.com/

I think it's great to see someone provide an excellent service to the Macintosh community for free, and to reap some financial rewards for all that hard work. But then again, I'm biased about that sort of thing.

Australian MacCyberCentre Appears -- Although it's still under construction, you might want to check out a useful new site at:

http://www.ozemail.com.au/~pkortge/mac/mum.html

The site is aimed at Macintosh users in Australia, and it has sections on user groups and Macintosh magazines and the like with not only Australian entries, but also entries from the U.S., U.K., Japan, and so on. It may not always be obvious, but it's good to remember that the Internet is international, and so is the Macintosh.

Robert Lentz's Welcome to Macintosh site was mentioned by a couple of readers as having excellent technical information along with the more-standard information that you can find elsewhere. The most obvious feature to note is Robert's "What's New" section, where he lists important software releases and events. If kept up to date, such a feature could be handy for those overwhelmed by the massive amount of new software that appears every day for the Macintosh.

http://www.astro.nwu.edu/lentz/mac/home- mac.html

 

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