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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.

 
 

DealBITS Drawing: TextExpander Winners

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DealBITS Drawing: TextExpander Winners -- Congratulations to Raymond Cheydleur of mac.com, Mac Carter of iinet.com, Ken Marcus of mac.com, Hugh Lester of mac.com, and David Steffens of speakeasy.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of SmileOnMyMac's TextExpander, worth $29.95. Everyone who entered the drawing also received a $10 discount off the purchase of TextExpander. Thanks to the 765 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]

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