Macintosh Columnist Don Crabb Dies -- Prolific Macintosh columnist Don Crabb has died at age 44 after having been hospitalized since December with a disease of the pancreas. Movie critic Roger Ebert chose the best words when he described Don as "a big man with boundless energy" in a Chicago Sun-Times obituary. Don's energy enabled him to accomplish a great deal - at the University of Chicago, he served as associate director of graduate and undergraduate computer science, director of instructional laboratories, and a senior lecturer. In his non-academic life, Don wrote for numerous Macintosh publications and Web sites, hosted a Chicago radio show, and appeared regularly on other radio and television shows. We'll all miss him. [ACE]
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.