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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 Adds Palm Sync

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Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 Adds Palm Sync -- Power On Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9, a free update to the popular calendar and contact manager bundle that adds the long-awaited capability to synchronize information with Palm handheld organizers. According to the company, users of Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.8.3 who don't require the Palm synchronization do not need to update to the new version. Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 is free to registered users and is a 6.6 MB download.

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