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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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BBEdit 6.1 Adds Features, Mac OS X Support

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BBEdit 6.1 Adds Features, Mac OS X Support -- Bare Bones Software's popular text and HTML editor BBEdit has now joined the ranks of software carbonized for Mac OS X. Along with that basic architectural change and numerous tweaks to fit into the Mac OS X environment better, BBEdit 6.1 offers many new and enhanced features, including integration with Mac OS X's Perl tools, an improved FTP engine with support for alternate ports, optional display of hard line numbers in soft-wrapped documents, FTP browser windows for viewing remote directories, and support for Emacs-style key equivalents for editing commands. BBEdit 6.1 is 8.3 MB download and works on System 7.5.5 and higher. It's free for registered users of BBEdit 6.0; $39 for users of previous versions of BBEdit, $79 for cross-upgrades, and $119 for everyone else. [ACE]

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