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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.

 
 
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Administrivia

Kent P. Miller writes, "I called Sterling Software today about the Usenet CD, and the only format available right now is for Sun workstations. At the end of March they will release a version in ISO 9660 format that Mac people can readShow full article

Train Power

Train Power -- Lucius Chiaraviglio writes in regard to this quote from TidBITS-106: But then, as someone recently said on the net, "there are few other media that can beat the bandwidth of a truck full of CD-ROMs." "As a serious railway proponent I am obliged to point out the following: No media (on land, anyway) can beat the bandwidth of a train full of CD-ROMs." :-) Information from: Lucius Chiaraviglio -- chi9@midway.uchicago.edu Show full article

TidBITS Survey II

Welcome to our second annual TidBITS Survey! Unlike MacWEEK and the other "qualified" subscription magazines, all you have to do to receive TidBITS is be interestedShow full article

Yet More List Stuff

It's taken a little while to come up, but we now have a genuine LISTSERV running at Rice University. Many thanks to Mark R. Williamson and the other great people there for going to the effort of setting this list upShow full article

DOS Michelangelo Virus Alert!

This one's a nasty bugger. The Michelangelo virus is a variant of the Stoned virus that infects the boot sector of disks. Unlike Stoned, on a certain date , March 6th (of any year), Michelangelo destroys data on the startup diskShow full article

Slip Slidin' Away

Do you know how many hours you work? Do you care? I do. I'm a statistic junkie and I like to know how much time I spend on certain tasks. After I find out how much, I often wish I hadn't checked, but that's lifeShow full article

Quadra Vampires

If you're lucky enough to have a Quadra but you've been wondering what the excitement was all about, because yours just isn't that fast... you may be responsible! Rumour has it that the popular, free menu-bar clock utility SuperClock, among other useful doodads, can cause significant performance hits on your QuadraShow full article

International Upgrades, Ouch!

I recently received an offer from Icom Simulations to upgrade my old OnCue to a brand new OnCue II. I don't intend to discuss the usefulness of OnCue II but instead the price of the upgradeShow full article

Aladdin Deal

Here's a good deal for those of you who have been waiting for an excuse to pick up StuffIt Deluxe. Aladdin Systems and Raymond Lau have a special Valentine's Day offer only for users of online services, including the InternetShow full article

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