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.
Thinking about voice recognition in Mac OS X? Tempted by digital video? Confused about how to run Unix programs in Mac OS X? Dip into this issue for Matt Neuburg's review of IBM's ViaVoice for Mac OS X, Jeff Carlson's introduction to digital video, and the second installment of Chris Pepper's look at the different types of programs that can run in Mac OS X. In the news, we cover minor upgrades to Snapz Pro X 1.0.2 and BBEdit 6.5.2.
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Here at TidBITS, we try to stay in step with the latest hardware and software being released for the Mac, such as our recent post-keynote look at iPhoto and the new flat-panel iMacShow full article
In the previous installment of this article we looked at three of the five breeds of programs that run in Mac OS X: Classic, Carbon, and Cocoa. Those three are most notable because they're used for the majority of current Mac OS X programsShow full article