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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.

 
 

Swift: The Blog

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In yet another sign of a more open Apple, the company has debuted a new blog dedicated to its new Swift programming language. Promising to provide a “behind-the-scenes look into the design of the Swift language” from Swift engineers, the blog currently has only one entry, but it’s a good one: an announcement that the Xcode 6 beta is now available for free download (formerly, downloads of Xcode betas required a paid Apple developer account). As the blog has no reader comment capability, we don’t foresee the blog becoming a forum in which developers can offer their own suggestions for improvements and enhancements to the language, so it will be interesting to see just what Apple does with the blog in the coming weeks and months.Generic Globefollow link

 

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Kris Arnold  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2014-07-11 19:23
I think that should say "formerly, downloads of Xcode beta versions required a paid Apple developer account."

Xcode release versions have been freely available for a long time. It was the betas that could be downloaded only via paid accounts.
Michael E. Cohen  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-07-11 19:28
You are, of course, right. Changed.

Thanks.