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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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Apple's Canard of 100 Macworlds a Week

We've always been annoyed by Apple counting the number of visitors to its retail stores in units of Macworld Expos. That's because that specious comparison is all about Apple, not what really happens at Macworld Expo.Show full article

Undercover Adds Wi-Fi Location to Laptop Recovery

Another computer-recovery program provides location information derived from Wi-Fi signals around a stolen computer.Show full article

Fun Stuff at Macworld 2009

Despite the controversy with Apple, Macworld Expo still had plenty of neat things happening, both on and off the show floor. Here are a few bits we couldn't resist sharing with you, complete with pictures.Show full article

Top Mac Software at Macworld Expo 2009

Even if you can download trial versions of most programs from the Web, sometimes a live demo from an expert is just what you need to grasp the point of a program. Here are a few applications that grabbed our attention as we walked the show floor.Show full article

Top Mac Gear at Macworld Expo 2009

You can download trial versions of software, but it's nearly impossible on the Web to fully appreciate physical objects - cases, peripherals, and the like. Here are a few of the things that caught our eyes while perambulating around the show floor.Show full article

Top iPhone and iPod Gear at Macworld Expo 2009

It may have been called Macworld, but there were oodles of iPhone- and iPod-related products. Here are some of our favorites from the show floor.Show full article

Thoughts on the Past and Future of Macworld Expo

Adam has been attending Macworld Expo for 20 years now, giving him a deep appreciation for what the show provides to all the different groups that descend on it each year: attendees, exhibitors, press, and Apple. Read on for thoughts on why Apple's booth had empty space, whether Macworld Expo can survive without Apple, and what IDG can do to keep the show going.Show full article

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