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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Sep-07

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Aircard to Airport for Wireless I-Net -- A reader seeks advice on how to use an Aircard (a cellular Internet gateway) to provide Internet access to other machines on the network. (3 messages)


Solar Software -- Does Mac software exist to monitor power output from solar panel arrays? (1 message)


Forgotten admin password - no OS X CD -- How do you reset a Mac's administrator password if you don't have a Mac OS X install disc? (8 messages)


Monitor for MacBookPro Intel -- A reader seeks help for an external display that's not showing everything onscreen that he expects. (5 messages)


Redirecting Apple Mail -- How do you redirect email from Apple Mail to a Yahoo Mail account, and can it be automated with Mail rules? (2 messages)


iPhone Radio Interference -- Why do some GSM phones cause interference with radio signals and speakers? Hint: it's not limited to the iPhone. (9 messages)


Choosing Mac-Compatible Skype Hardware -- After Joe Kissell documented his efforts to find a headset that worked with Skype, other readers chime in with their findings. (2 messages)


Can you live just with a laptop computer? A reader is considering getting rid of his desktop Mac and using a MacBook Pro as his sole machine. What advantages and limitations is he likely to encounter? (46 messages)


Efficacy of T-Mobile HotSpot@Home -- A reader wonders about the utility of T-Mobile's hardware for using Wi-Fi calling at home and cellular connections elsewhere. (3 messages)


Ringtones for iPhone -- Apple is now offering ringtones for the iPhone via iTunes. Surely there must be a better way to create your own ringtones without feeling ripped off. (12 messages)


Ads on the Internet -- Debate over ad placement in the new TidBITS Web site leads to discussion of the economics of running a Web site and Internet service provider. (2 messages)


Handsfree iPhone Call Leads to Ticket -- Using the earbuds that come with the iPhone (which double as a handsfree microphone) is apparently illegal in many states, because you can't drive with both ears covered. (19 messages)


Making Ringtones using only iTunes (not for the iPhone) -- Do you want to use song snippets on a phone other than an iPhone for ringtones? Here's a way to do it in iTunes. (2 messages)


One more Eudora question: importing address book -- Has anyone successfully transferred a Eudora address book under Windows to Eudora for Mac? (2 messages)


Ethics of hacktivating an iPhone -- A program lets you activate an iPhone without having to commit to a two-year contract. Is this ethical? (3 messages)

 

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