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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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1Password 4.0.5

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AgileBits has released 1Password 4.0.5 with a couple of tweaks to make it easier to upgrade from 1Password 3, as well as a variety of other improvements and fixes. The update to the password management utility enhances clipboard interoperability with Carbon apps (such as BBEdit), sorts items within folders in 1Password mini, displays a message if 1Password is locked and attempting to quit with unsaved changes, fixes a problem with importing data from LastPass, and squashes a bug with folder syncing in Wi-Fi sync. The Mac App Store version also fixes an issue where Dropbox might not be detected immediately and a problem where changes in the master password did not sync to Dropbox. ($49.99 new from AgileBits and the Mac App Store, free update for those with a 1Password 4 license, 36.7 MB, release notes)

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David Gustavson  2013-11-02 23:01
1Password 4 has removed the ability to Search within the Secure Notes, which for me is a fatal flaw. (In iOS it was crippled in that and other ways, barely usable. Lots of copy-paste required.)
I'm wondering what to replace it with.
Perhaps Apple's new iCloud keychain will have enough capability?