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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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Poll Preview: Buy and Buy

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Poll Preview: Buy and Buy -- In days of yore, Macworld Expo was the place to go for amazing deals on Macintosh hardware. Sales of Macs and peripherals at the show no longer catch the attention they once did, and the changing fortunes of local Macintosh dealers, computer superstores, mail order catalogs, and online retailers have all affected where we shop. So where do you prefer to shop for Macintosh-related hardware, both new and used? Register your vote on our home page today! [ACE]



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