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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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Default Folder 3.0.7 Squashes Bugs

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Default Folder 3.0.7 Squashes Bugs -- St. Clair Software has released Default Folder 3.0.7, an update to the company's shareware utility for improving file access through Open and Save dialog boxes. (See "Tools We Use: Default Folder" in TidBITS-475.) The update fixes a few potentially crashing bugs (including one when Internet Explorer 5 was running), no longer includes invisible folders in its Recent Folder list, and improves handling of its optional pop-up menu for accessing folders from the Finder. The 685K update is free for owners of Default Folder 3.x and those who purchased version 2.x after 31-Jan-98. Otherwise, the program can be updated for $15 or registered in full for $25. [JLC]

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