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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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Third-Generation iPad Sells 3 Million in First Weekend

The third-generation iPad sold more in its first weekend than the first-generation iPad sold in its first two months. Not bad for what some were calling a “modest” update.Show full article

Updated Ebook Explains Managing Data in DEVONthink 2

Learn to eliminate information overload using DEVONthink 2, with help from the new “Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2, Second Edition,” a significantly revised ebook by TidBITS senior editor Joe KissellShow full article

Amazon’s Electronics Trade-In Program: Goodbye, iPad 2!

What to do with your gently used obsolete electronics? There are various services out there that will buy them, but Sharon Zardetto discovered that Amazon has entered the field, offering top dollar, free shipping, and a no-hassle process.Show full article

Where to Speak on Your iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 has two microphones, so which one should you talk into? The answer could surprise you.Show full article

Hey, iBooks, Where Did All My Books Go?

Everything went fine migrating everything from my old iPad to my new iPad, except that my books vanished from iBooks. The reason: Apple thinks books are like songs.Show full article

Wacom Inkling Lets Designers Sketch on Paper

Wacom’s Inkling isn’t quite a graphics tablet, nor is it a note-taking device like the late, lamented CrossPad, but Steve McCabe finds that it still fills a niche of its own.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 March 2012

Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO 3.2, Skype 5.6.0.143, Keyboard Maestro 5.1, Fantastical 1.2.2, and Apple Software Installer Update 1.0.Show full article

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