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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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DealBITS Drawing: Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro

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For many people outside of large cities, the Internet has revitalized radio, vastly increasing the amount of content - both spoken word and music - that's available. But most of it is streamed, making it just as disrespectful of our time as television for those without a VCR or DVR. With Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro, however, you can have your Internet radio and eat it after dinner (or whenever and wherever you like) too. It's a slick application that lets you record audio from almost any source to a digital format, making it useful not just for recording Internet radio programs for later listening on your iPod, but also for ripping your old vinyl albums to MP3.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of three copies of Audio Hijack Pro 2.1.1, each worth $32. Entrants who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount on Audio Hijack Pro, so if you've been considering converting your LPs to MP3 or scheduling a regular recording of Car Talk, be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

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