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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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MkLinux DR2

MkLinux DR2 -- Last week, Apple released DR2 of MkLinux, a version of the Linux operating system for Power Macintosh they're describing as a "beta quality" releaseShow full article

Apple Telecom 3.0... Maybe

Apple Telecom 3.0... Maybe -- A common question we receive at TidBITS is "When is Apple going to release the 28.8 Kbps version of the GeoPort software?" We've been just as confused about this software as everyone else, but lately some consensus is emerging among public and private sourcesShow full article

A Bad Case of Upgraditis

Matt Neuburg's article on Now Utilities 6.5 in TidBITS-345 touched on an issue that is fast becoming a serious flaw in the way software is sold. The concept of "upgraditis" is infecting more and more software companies and threatens the stability, usability, and long-term value of software. It used to be you could count on a major upgrade of a software program once every two or three yearsShow full article

Form, Function, and QuicKeys 3.5, Part 1

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - that's all."     - Lewis Carroll Perfecting the relationship between form and function is no easy thing for a software developerShow full article

Those Bulk Email Blues

If you've been on the Internet for any length of time, the odds are excellent that you've received unsolicited email announcements and advertisements. These messages vary widely: one day you might receive information about a get-rich-quick scheme, the next an ad for an Internet service providerShow full article

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