Apple Releases AppleShare IP 6.0 -- Apple has released AppleShare IP 6.0, the latest version of the company's integrated server software. AppleShare IP 6.0 improves performance and adds major new features, including support for Windows clients using the Server Message Block protocol (SMB), IMAP4 support combined with Sherlock server-side searching technology, printing capabilities over TCP/IP, and support for third-party plug-ins. According to Apple, AppleShare IP requires a Power Macintosh with a PowerPC 601, 604, 604e, or G3 processor (or the Power Macintosh 6500), Mac OS 8.1 with Open Transport 1.3 or later, and 48 MB of RAM (with virtual memory, 64 MB without). Pricing is $499 for a 10-client license; Apple sells other licenses up to an unlimited client license that can support up to 500 simultaneous users for $1,499. [ACE]
Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard
In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.