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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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TidBITS Announces Reorganization

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TidBITS Announces Reorganization -- Following in the footsteps of such industry leaders as Apple Computer, TidBITS today announced plans to lay off thousands of employees. "It's a bit like selling a stock short," explained TidBITS publisher Adam Engst. "First we lay off the employees, take advantage of a massive tax write-off, and then we can use the money to hire them." TidBITS also announced a shareholders meeting to be held this time next year; bring a dessert to share. [ECA]

 

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