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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-Jan-05

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Macworld Expo in decline? Although the number of vendors at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2005 was up, the increase is offset by the number of iPod-specific (non-Mac) booths. Does this point to less interest in Macworld Expo? (4 messages)

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Pages first impressions -- Readers share their initial experiences with Apple's new word-processing/page-layout application, Pages. (3 messages)

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iWork and other applications -- Does Pages import data from other applications, such as Microsoft Excel or FileMaker? (5 messages)

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Memory for the Mac mini -- Readers share suggestions on where to buy more RAM for the Mac mini, taking memory quality into consideration as well as price. (4 messages)

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Remember Watson? Karelia's Watson search utility was flying high before Apple introduced an improved Sherlock utility that copied many of Watson's features. Now, Watson is owned by Sun, and people are talking about making Watson on the Mac open-source. Will Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger's Dashboard widgets replace Watson's functionality? (19 messages)

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>