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Track Bandwidth Use with VirusBarrier X6

If you have monthly bandwidth limits, it's useful to know how much data you have used so far to avoid overage charges or being shut off by your ISP. But how do you determine how much data your Mac has transferred? Open VirusBarrier X6's Traffic window to see both current and cumulative traffic, and you can also create warnings when your data usage - incoming, outgoing, or both - exceeds an amount you specify.

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Administrivia

Tonya was one for two last week. Her expose of space aliens calling technical support brought in reprint requests from three continents (and yes, please feel free to reprint that article as long as you credit Tonya and TidBITS fully, and please send us a copy of the publication - use the address at the end of the issue)Show full article

AV Corrections

AV Corrections -- First, we accidently flipped the code names. The Centris 660AV was originally known as the Tempest, and the Quadra 840AV was known as the CycloneShow full article

Book News

Book News -- I haven't completed my book about connecting to the Internet from a Mac, but the major creative work is done, and I'm finishing the back matter nowShow full article

Where's my Newton?

Where's my Newton? -- If your daily newspaper offers a comics page, you may have guessed that Doonesbury author Garry Trudeau already has his Newton MessagePad, and you may be jealous! Not to worry; even though virtually all dealers in the "regional roll-out areas" such as Boston, New York, and San Francisco have run out of MessagePads, and some early purchasers have managed to resell their units for huge profits, the nationwide roll-out appears to be on schedule for Labor DayShow full article

DarkStar Released

Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers No, this doesn't mean Darth Vader has been paroled. DarkStar, released last month by Apple, and officially known as the "Monitor Energy Saver Control Panel," allows Macintosh users to conserve power using "Energy Star compliant" computers and monitorsShow full article

Gatekeeper Updated

Chris W. Johnson at the University of Texas recently released an update to his free Gatekeeper antiviral utility, version 1.2.8. The new version is a maintenance release, and doesn't address new viruses, but all Gatekeeper users should obtain this update. Some earlier versions of Gatekeeper may comment that they are out of date, and suggest that the user find an updateShow full article

PostalUnion Update

Continuing their quest to sweep away the barriers between the world's electronic mail systems, Information Electronics recently announced the approaching 01-Sep-93 release of PostalUnion/SMTP for QuickMail, a new PostalUnion/SMTP gateway for CE Software's QuickMail. PostalUnion is IE's modular gateway technology, allowing them to develop new gateway products efficiently by using common modules in similar gatewaysShow full article

Get IN CONTROL

Veteran readers of my contributions to TidBITS know that I am unabashedly obsessed with computer tools for the storage and retrieval of information. They also know that an almost unqualified rave review from me is a rare thingShow full article

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