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Travis Butler is currently between full-time jobs, working as a freelance FileMaker database designer after spending the last 14 years as the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Mac guy for a small Kansas City company. In between fighting FileMaker, pandering to PageMaker, illuminating Illustrator and getting excited by Excel, he's written fifteen articles for TidBITS over the last twelve years.

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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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Nokia N800 Internet Tablet: iPhone without the Phone?

Increasing Your Cartographic iQue

More on AC Adapters

Comparing Three AC Adapters

Getting Better AirPlay

Two Portable Speakers for the iPod

Taking an iTrip: Three FM Transmitters

Archos Jukebox 6000 Challenges Nomad Jukebox

Portable MP3: The Nomad Jukebox

Which Handheld Belongs in Your Palm?

A Handheld Surprise: The Handspring Visor

Meet Me at the Virtual Game Station

Macintosh PPP Overview (Part 2)

Macintosh PPP Overview (Part 1)

Commercial FTP: AOL and CIS