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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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Around The World With Apple Pay

FunBITS: Get the Most Out of Your iPhone’s Music with CanOpener

Charge Your Electronics Before Flying, or Risk Losing Them

Pebble Smartwatch Puts Notifications on Your Wrist

FileMaker 13: More Polished but Pricey

Investigating Siri’s English Accents

WordPress as an Alternative to iWeb

iPhone 5: The Best Yet, But Still an iPhone

Why Do Airlines Require Us to Turn Off Our Gadgets?

Comparing Music Streaming Services: Pandora, Spotify, and

Apple’s International Obfuscation

Wrangling PDFs in 2012’s Web Browsers

Facebook Tests “Highlight” Feature on Kiwis

QuickTime Format Extender Perian to Cease Development

FileMaker Pro 12 Updates Themes and Layout Capabilities

Believe Most of Tumult’s HTML5 Hype

Wacom Inkling Lets Designers Sketch on Paper

Puzzling Through Mac Replacement Possibilities

FileMaker Go Brings FileMaker Databases to iOS

iBooks Textbooks: Not Exactly Innovation in Education

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