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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.

 
 

Poll Preview: They Come in Colors

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Poll Preview: They Come in Colors -- Next week we'll be looking at Canvas 7, the latest version of Deneba's popular Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. Other than Canvas, in which Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg has long been interested, we tend not to cover graphics programs much since most of us we live in a more text-oriented world. So tell us, what are the graphics programs you use most often to edit and create graphics? We've selected some big names for the poll answers, but we also recognize that there are many other possible options, so we've started a thread in TidBITS Talk where you can tell us what other programs you use and why you like them. [ACE]

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