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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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Apple Breaks More Records for Q2 2011

Apple reporting billions of dollars in revenue and profit for its last financial quarter? No surprise there. But where that money came from may raise some eyebrows.Show full article

Mophie Juice Pack Air Powers Longer iPhone GPS Use

Looking to extend your iPhone 4’s battery life with a battery-powered case? Adam finds that the Mophie Juice Pack Air eliminates the worry of a dead battery at the end of a day of travelling.Show full article

The Ebook Shredder: A Recap

Joe Kissell reviews his experience of “shredding” an entire ebook by sending it to Twitter 140 characters at a time.Show full article

Use Your iPad as a Remote Control

If you own an Apple TV and an iPad, Apple’s free Remote app may make you want to put the Apple TV’s minimal remote in a drawer for good. In this excerpt from his “Take Control of Media on Your iPad, Second Edition,” Jeff Carlson covers what you can do with the Remote app, including controlling things other than an Apple TV.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 April 2011

Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 3.3 and iTunes 10.2.2.Show full article

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