Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Jan-06

Send Article to a Friend

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

Calendar widget behavior -- Readers notice a change in the new Calendar Dashboard widget included with Mac OS X 10.4.4. (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2842>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/684/>

iLife '06 comments -- With the release of the latest version of Apple's digital living suite of applications, readers report their first impressions. (7 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2843>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/685/>

Apple Adds 802.11a -- One little-noticed improvement in the new Intel-based Macs is support for the 802.11a flavor of wireless networking. (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2844>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/686/>

Spotlight and iPhoto metadata? Does iPhoto make the metadata you assign to photos available to Spotlight? And if so, where is it stored? (12 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2845>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/687/>

Problems with iPhoto 6 -- A few readers run into difficulty when converting libraries from older versions of iPhoto to the latest version. (3 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2846>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/688/>

Spotlight wildcards? Tiger's Spotlight search technology can be improved by using special text strings to narrow results. (5 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2847>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/689/>

Postage on the Mac -- Who uses stamps anymore? A variety of options are now available for printing your own postage. (4 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2848>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/690/>

Is MagSafe really original? The new magnetic power connector on the MacBook Pro is a novel change, but is it the first of its kind? Maybe not. (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2849>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/691/>

Selecting software vendors -- How can you tell if a particular vendor is trustworthy, or even still developing the product you're looking for? (2 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2851>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/692/>

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Tony Brassel, Philip Matthews, Geoffrey Rabe, and
Toby Earp for their generous support!