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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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Adobe Flash Player

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Quickly responding to yet another critical security vulnerability, Adobe has updated the Mac version of the standalone Flash Player to version According to this Adobe security bulletin, the update patches an exploit that has been used to target Flash Player users on the Windows platform to take control of a system remotely. But because this threat can also be exploited on Mac (and Linux) systems, Adobe recommends all users update Flash Player for Mac and earlier to this new release. To see which version of Flash you have installed, visit this Adobe page. If you use the Google Chrome Web browser, make sure to close and restart it to get Chrome 34.0.1847.131, which includes Flash Player (Free, 15 MB, release notes, 10.6+)


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Comments about Adobe Flash Player
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David B  2014-04-28 11:46
You left out the 2 words 'yet another'.
… to a (yet another) critical security ...
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-04-28 12:01
I think it's safe to assume that _every_ version of Flash has a critical security vulnerability.