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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.

 
 

Delicious Library 3.1.6

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Delicious Monster has released Delicious Library 3.1.6 with a number of bug fixes. The media cataloging app now ensures that duplicating items with custom covers doesn’t render the cover in low resolution, fixes an issue that prevented some collections from being exported to XML, addresses a crash that occurred when publishing collections without a defined type, provides a workaround in OS X 10.9 Mavericks for failed lookups that occurred due to a user’s region being set outside the United States, and improves Spotlight updating speeds. ($25 new from Delicious Monster and the Mac App Store, free update, 77.5 MB)

 

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