Karelia Updates to Watson 1.7 -- Karelia has released Watson 1.7, the latest version of their innovative program for viewing Web-based content in a clean custom interface. Along with a tool for searching the Epicurious database of recipes, Watson 1.7 includes a SiteSearch tool that helps you access the search engines of individual Web sites via their Sherlock plug-ins. A number of Sherlock plug-ins are included, and you can add more. Other small improvements include the move to "combo boxes" that let you enter new terms or choose from the last 12 entered, user-configurable font settings, and additional categories in the PriceGrabber tool. Watson 1.7 is a free upgrade for registered users; new copies cost $30. It's a 1.8 MB download. [ACE]
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.