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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/11-Aug-08

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Accelerometer quirks -- A message about holding the iPhone wrong looks like something added by a game developer, not the iPhone operating system. (2 messages)


Mail PDF in print dialog -- Readers discover how to make the Mail PDF command in the Print dialog use Entourage instead of Apple Mail. (5 messages)


Backups self-destruct? A reader's backup hard disk suddenly appears unformatted, but the data is most likely still there - just temporarily untouchable. (3 messages)


Google Maps Adds Walking Directions -- A few other mapping utilities include walking or other directions (such as public transportation). (2 messages)


Phishing susceptibility -- Following a Consumer Reports article recommending against using Safari for Web browsing, readers discuss how big a threat phishing is for Mac users. (6 messages)

 

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