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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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Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.8

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Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.3.8, a maintenance release that’s focused solely on tightening security. According to the relevant security bulletin, the update addresses two privately reported vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution with a specially crafted Excel file. It also notes that those who use Office 2011 with administrative user rights could be more impacted than those with more restrictive user permissions. (Free update via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB)

 

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Michael Bradley  2013-10-18 08:20
I see no posts from folks unable to update Office on Mountain Lion 10.8.5, but just in case I'm wasn't the only TidBITS reader who experienced that, I found this post:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macstart/mac-office-2011-latest-update-wont-install-on-osx/c0bdc520-eae8-434a-a0fb-9f15eb1d2886?page=3

I did an OS X Restore (a Command-R restart) and the update then installed (the Flash update, too).