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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.

 
 

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Japan's iTunes Music Store -- The opening and initial success of iTMS in Japan had some people in other countries excited about the possibility of purchasing electronic versions of music available only in Japan. Unfortunately, due to licensing issues, you must have a Japanese credit card to buy those songs. (7 messages)

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Expanding the View with a Dell LCD Display -- Jeff Carlson's experience with the Dell 2005FPW 20-inch display reveals how many people have taken advantage of Dell's special offers and brings up other interesting tidbits, such as the fact that the screen appears to be the exact same one used in Apple's 20-inch Cinema Display. (13 messages)

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