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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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A Daily Fix -- If you think the main problem with TidBITS is that it doesn't arrive often enough, check out the free beta test of a new Internet publication, the Macintosh Daily Journal (MDJ). MDJ has no relationship to TidBITS, but it does have news, analysis, and commentary relating to the Macintosh world. Like TidBITS, MDJ is distributed by email and comes in setext format, although Adobe Acrobat format is also available. MDJ will not be free after the beta test period, but the publication is accepting up to 500 beta subscribers, so if you're interested in more Mac news, take a look at the Web site below. [ACE]

 

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