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.
Aside from the releases of PageSpinner 3.0 and MRJ 2.2.3 and news of Apple's licensing of Amazon's 1-Click patent, this issue is devoted to explaining XNS, a new Internet technology platform, and XNSORG, the independent non-profit tasked with maintenance of the XNS standard and governance of the XNS community. It's worth a look. (Please note: no issue next week!)
No Issue Next Week -- We're taking the next issue of TidBITS off to recover from finalizing several major projects with some family vacation plans next weekShow full article
MRJ 2.2.3 Oracle Certified, Caches Java Archives -- Apple has released Macintosh Runtime for Java 2.2.3, the latest version of its Java virtual machineShow full article
PageSpinner 3.0 Enhances HTML Editor -- Optima System has released PageSpinner 3.0, beefing up the HTML editor with new features and better support for multiple markup languagesShow full article
Apple Licenses 1-Click from Amazon.com -- Apple announced that it has licensed Amazon.com's controversial 1-Click ordering patent for use at the online Apple storeShow full article
Poll Results: Teneration X -- Apple has made it clear that the official pronunciation of the X in Mac OS X is "Ten," and not "Ex." But it's going to be interesting to see if Apple backs down on that over time, since a full 53 percent of the 1,300 respondents to last week's poll claim they most commonly say "Mac OS Ex" when talking about Apple's forthcoming operating systemShow full article
Poll Preview: One Address for Life? This week marked the launch of XNS, a potentially compelling Internet technology coupled with independent non-profit governanceShow full article
For many of us, the allure of the Macintosh started with the feeling that our use, support, and evangelism really could change the world. That was certainly true for me and for Tonya, and I watched her interest in the Mac, and then in HTML, fade somewhat as it became harder for her to see how her actions made a differenceShow full article