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Smarter Parental Controls

If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.

To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.

 

 

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TidBITS Appearances at Macworld SF

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TidBITS Appearances at Macworld SF -- We may be a virtual organization, but we love meeting you in person at Macworld Expos. If you're attending the show this week in San Francisco, stop by one or more of the events below and say hello.

  • Wednesday, 05-Jan-00: Adam will be signing copies of his Eudora VQS book at the Aladdin Systems booth (#2217) from 1:00-2:00 PM. Jeff Carlson and his co-author Glenn Fleishman will be signing their Real World GoLive book and answering questions about GoLive in the Adobe booth from 2:00-4:00 PM.

  • Thursday, 06-Jan-00: Adam will be signing copies of his Eudora VQS book at the Peachpit Press booth (#2428) from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Jeff will also be at the Peachpit booth from 10:00-11:00 AM signing his Real World GoLive book, and then again from 2:00-3:00 PM for his Palm VQS book. We'll both be at the Netter's Dinner Thursday night - make sure to sign up in advance if you wish to attend. Matt Neuburg will be signing his REALbasic book at the REAL Software booth (#949) at 10:30 AM.

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  • Friday, 07-Jan-00: Jeff Carlson and Glenn Fleishman will be signing their Real World GoLive book in the Adobe booth from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Unfortunately, since O'Reilly & Associates doesn't have a booth at Macworld Expo, I don't have any signings scheduled for Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook. However, visit the Connectix booth (#1707) since they'll be giving away signed copies of the book throughout the show, and I might be able to set up some sort of an appearance there. In lieu of that, check out the URL below (after Wednesday, 05-Jan-00), where David Pogue and I interviewed each other about the book. [ACE]

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