DealBITS Drawing: PublicVPN Winners -- Congratulations to Diane Palumbo of gmail.com and Philip Hudson of spamgourmet.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received 3 months of PublicVPN service, worth $17.85. Even if you didn't win, you can save 10 percent off the cost of PublicVPN service if you sign up before 30-May-05 using coupon code "dealbits10" (sans quotes, of course); this offer is open to all TidBITS readers. Thanks to the 230 people who entered. Keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings. [ACE]
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.
- DealBITS Drawing for PublicVPN.com (16 May 05)