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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.

 
 

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Escaping Palm HotSync Hell -- This week's article originally appeared as an ExtraBITS posting and generated discussion on TidBITS Talk. Readers debate the solidity of Palm's desktop application, and comment on The Missing Sync 4.0, which was reviewed in TidBITS-743. (7 messages)

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What to do with really old Macs -- We like Macs. We don't like to throw them away. They work for a long, long time. But, really, some older models aren't as useful today as they were in 1989. Here are some options for donating or disposing of older Macs. (9 messages)

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OmniWeb 5.0: The Powerful Web Browser -- After posting a note in ExtraBITS about the odd commentary regarding OmniWeb, numerous other people chime in with things they like and don't like about OmniWeb 5.0. (17 messages)

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