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Along with being a contributing editor to TidBITS since its inception in 1990, Mark works at Cornell Information Technologies at Cornell University, where he is part of the Advanced Technology & Architecture division. He is also a part-owner of Public Communications, a consulting and Web design company based in Ithaca, NY, and a jack-of-all-trades and board member of WVBR.

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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.

 
 

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FileMaker 13 Gains a Smooth New Web Presence

SabPub Malware Infects Unpatched Word and Java Installations

FileMaker 12 Adds Power, Clarity, and Free iOS Apps

New TweetDeck for Mac a Breath of Fresh Air

Steve Jobs: Bringing Technology to the Masses

AT&T Increases Data Allowance for International Plans

Apple Selling Unlocked iPhones in U.S. Online Apple Store

AT&T Staff Confused on Grandfathered Unlimited Data

Second-Generation Apple TV Shrinks and Streams

Today Utility Displays Just Today's iCal Events and Tasks

AT&T Ends Unlimited iPhone and iPad Data Plans

Bento for iPad Not Just a Bigger Box

Verizon Makes Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Free on Palm Phones

FileMaker Pro 11 Promises Welcome Enhancements

Google Offers Push Gmail and Google Sync to iPhone

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