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.
The industry continues to evolve with dramatic twists and turns. Microsoft spent $173 million to purchase Fox Software and its database products, and Apple announced products aimed directly at the Windows market while targeting new distribution channels. Rounding out the issue we have news of a difficulty with AutoDoubler, a review of Danny Goodman's new Mac book, and a warning: get Disinfectant 2.7.1 - version 2.7 has a bug!
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