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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.

 
 

MacFair

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MacFair -- Those in New York City who haven't been frozen to the quick should mark their calendars for the New York MacFair, which runs from 9 AM to 4 PM on 26-Feb-94 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Sponsored by Apple and the New York Macintosh Users' Group, the fair features PowerPC demonstrations, numerous hardware and software vendor booths, a juried exhibition of computer designed art, and a day long series of seminars and panels with Macworld Magazine personalities such as David Pogue, Steven Levy, and science fiction writer William Gibson. Admission is $10, or $6 for NYMUG members.

Michael Ginsburg -- NYMUG@applelink.apple.com

 

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