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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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Apple's 15" Portrait Display

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Apple's 15" Portrait Display is the last of the company's original line of external Macintosh monitors, first introduced in 1987, to be removed from the product family. The vertically oriented greyscale display (Apple item M0404) is still available until existing supplies run out, but no more will be built. [MHA]

 

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