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Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations

You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Apr-04

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Intego Trojan Warning -- Readers discuss Intego's press release about the MP3Concept Trojan horse. (7 messages)

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Floppy Server? Truly, we limit April Fools topics to April 1 issues, so rest assured that this thread is a serious discussion of how to mount remotely an old Mac that's booted from a floppy disk. (8 messages)

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LaunchBar vs. Quicksilver -- The venerable application launcher LaunchBar is seeing competition from upstart Quicksilver. How do the two compare? (14 messages)

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QWERTY and Dvorak -- Adam's article on the Matias Tactile Pro keyboard reignites discussion of which keyboard layout is superior (and whether there's actually a difference). (3 messages)

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Recommended Laptop Bags -- Following Jeff Carlson's article on buying a laptop bag, readers weigh in with their own favorite brands and essential bag criteria. (10 messages)

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