Default Folder X 1.6.4 Released -- St. Clair Software has updated its utility for intelligently improving Open and Save dialogs under Mac OS X. Default Folder X 1.6.4 adds an optional icon to the Dock that can be used to access files or folders anywhere on your computer by Control-clicking it. Default Folder now includes an option to disable it in certain programs, works within Java applications, and includes a number of performance enhancements and bug fixes. The update is free to registered users, and is a 2.6 MB download. Registration costs $35, or $20 if you're upgrading from Default Folder 3.x for Mac OS 9. A competitive upgrade for owners of Power On Software's Action Files (which is not available under Mac OS X) costs $25. [JLC]
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.