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.
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