FileMaker, Inc. has released a free FileMaker Pro 4.0v2 updater, which brings the changes and bug fixes found in FileMaker Pro 4.1 to FileMaker Pro 4.0 users without 4.1's new ODBC features (see "FileMaker Pro 4.1 Does ODBC for a Price" in TidBITS 447). Enhancements include the capabililty to import Excel 98 files, support for the Euro currency symbol, improvements to JPEG display within FileMaker, and several bug fixes related to importing, exporting, deleting, and sorting records in specific situations. The Mac OS updater is 1.8 MB; updaters are also available for various versions of Microsoft Windows.
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.
- FileMaker Pro 4.1 Does ODBC for a Price (21 Sep 98)