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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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NewsBITS/04-Nov-91

Mark H. Anbinder forwarded us this useful bit of information. Apparently you cannot set up either the Quadra 700 or 900 as a headless file server (i.eShow full article

SevenBITS/04-Nov-91

With Finder 7, Apple changed a number of interface elements to make it easier to use, or at least that's their story. For instance, I'm sure you've noticed the rename delay that prevents you from accidently renaming items on your desktopShow full article

Apple ELF Information

Remember the hullabaloo concerning the extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields that monitors, televisions, and electrical appliances emit? Well Apple has released a statement of its policy on the issueShow full article

Quadra Impressions

I have been salivating over the idea of a 68040 Macintosh for nearly two years. I've saved my nickels and dimes and must have been good because "Christmas" arrived yesterday in the form of a Quadra 700 with 4 MB and a 160 MB hard drive! The local stores don't even have demo models yet, so somebody up there must like me. I have one immediate gripe (not with the Quadra, it is marvelous!)Show full article

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