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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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Our Favorite April Fools Jokes for 2012

The number of April Fools jokes may have been reduced this year, due to April 1st falling on a Sunday. But there were still plenty of good ones — here are a few of our favorites.Show full article

Get More Storage for Testing Dropbox Camera Uploads

If you’d like some extra storage space in your Dropbox account, you can get up to 3 GB for testing the Camera Upload feature in a beta version of Dropbox’s desktop application.Show full article

New “Take Control of CrashPlan Backups” Explains CrashPlan

We love the CrashPlan backup program and service because of all the places it can store your data, but we’ll be the first to admit that CrashPlan has a somewhat odd interface that benefits from the kind of thorough documentation that only Joe Kissell can provide.Show full article

Understand and Make the News with TidBITS, TUAW, and MacTech

If you’re in New York on 18 April 2012, come to MacTech Boot Camp to see TidBITS Publisher Adam Engst, TUAW Editor Michael T. Rose, and MacTech Publisher Neil Ticktin talk about the state of the Apple media world, with a focus on how consultants and small businesses can work with the media to increase exposure.Show full article

PhotoSync Bridges the Mac/iOS Divide for Images

Forget about connecting an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to your Mac with a cable. When you need to transfer images (both from and to the device), PhotoSync is quick and easy.Show full article

Incremental Change Wins Apple Big Gains

Every time Apple releases an updated product, analysts, pundits, and bloggers try to criticize the company for its timidity. Modest is a label worth wearing, though.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 April 2012

Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.3, iPhoto ’11 9.2.3, Logic Pro 9.1.7 and Logic Express 9.1.7, iTunes 10.6.1, Airfoil 4.7, and Safari 5.1.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 2 April 2012

Apart from looking for the best April Fools articles this week, we found a great piece from Wil Shipley about why the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades, Farhad Manjoo’s explication of Google’s newfound focus at Slate, and a solid rundown of iPad charging issues by Dan Frakes over at Macworld. Plus, listen in as Adam talks to the Diablo Valley Mac User Group on MacVoicesTV.Show full article

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