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.
Have you heard the latest about Apple and Be? If not, there's enough rumor and innuendo to put soap operas to shame! Also this week, news on the OpenDoc-savvy Nisus Writer 5.0 and a new extension from Apple for Power Macs running System 7.5.5. Plus, Bungie Software founder Alex Seropian exposes the seedy, cash-driven world of commercial software distribution, and Adam takes a comprehensive look at Mac email directory services... or the lack thereof.
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Nature abhors a vacuum; apparently, the same is true for the mainstream and trade press following Apple's operating system plans (see TidBITS-343). Last week brought a new torrent of speculation from Reuters and MacWEEK about Apple Computer, newcomer Be, Inc., and the future of the Mac OSShow full article
Starting this week, Nisus Software plans to begin shipping Nisus Writer 5.0, the latest version of its word processing application. Although there's a bevy of major improvements to the feature set and interface, Nisus Writer's primary claim to fame is that its Power Mac version is among the first applications to act as an OpenDoc containerShow full article
When I started Bungie Software, all I wanted to do was write a computer game and sell it, just like I sold popsicles during the summer when I was in fifth grade or my chemistry notes in collegeShow full article
A while back I wrote an article about the lack of directory services on the Macintosh for MacWEEK, and as is often the case with paper publications, felt that I couldn't fit all the information I had into the articleShow full article