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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.

 
 

Apologies for the Look Spam

In which Adam apologizes for allowing spam to sneak through our defenses and be delivered to about half of the TidBITS text issue list.

 
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Psyching Out Time Machine

Backscatter Simulates Spam

Time Machine Exposed!

Making Macs Shine in a Windows Environment

How to Pronounce Myanmar

Lovingly Craft Your HTML

First Look: The Linux-Based Paragon Rescue Kit for Mac OS X Lite

Prune Your Time Machine Backups Selectively

Latest iMacs Offer Faster CPUs and Nvidia Graphics Option

Adam Discusses TidBITS History, Apple's Q2, and the Blue Snowflake

 

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Solve More Word 2008 Problems with AppleScript

Kindle on the Go

April Fools Talk and a Few Podcasts

Iridium-Capable iPhone Not Entirely Laughable

A Trio of Articles about iCal Collaboration

Instant Messaging for Introverts

Web Browser Reviews at Macworld

First Kindly Impressions about My Kindle

Discussing the Importance of the iPhone SDK on MacNotables

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