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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: MathMagic Personal Edition

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The college students have started to return to campus, making this a great time to look into new software for science and engineering disciplines that require high-quality equations for papers, reports, and other publications. Traditionally, creating equations has been a time-consuming, difficult process, and the results seldom looked as good as the surrounding text. With MathMagic Personal Edition, you can create complex equations and export them in TeX, EPS, GIF, JPEG, or PICT format for use with word processors, presentation programs, or graphics software. MathMagic Personal Edition works with Mac OS X, the classic Mac OS, and Windows.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of five copies of MathMagic Personal Edition (with 2 years of free upgrades), each worth $119.95. Entrants who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount on MathMagic products, so if you need to publish equations, 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. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize to reward you for spreading the word.

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