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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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Office X Updated Slightly

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Office X Updated Slightly -- Lost temporarily in the news of the recent update to Microsoft Office 2004 (see "Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 Squishes Bugs" in TidBITS-751) was the fact that Microsoft also updated the older Office X on 13-Oct-04. The improvements in the Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Security Update (10.1.6) include proper functioning of Word X's AutoRecover when FileVault is enabled (not that we recommend FileVault in most situations), and a fix to a bug that caused Entourage X to stop responding when certain corrupted email messages were received with the Junk Mail Filter enabled. Word X, Excel X, and PowerPoint X all receive an added level of security that affects macros that open other macro-containing Office documents. It's a 38.4 MB download. [ACE]

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