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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.

 
 

Coda 2.5.2

Maintenance release improves overall performance and brings many fixes to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 88.4 MB)

 
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BBEdit 11.0.1

CrashPlan 3.6.4

Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.2

Pixelmator 3.3

ReadKit 2.4.2

Microsoft Outlook 15.3 for Mac

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.4

CloudPull 2.6.1

1Password 5.0.2

Downcast 1.1.1

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Fetch 5.7.4

Sandvox 2.9.1

Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

SpamSieve 2.9.17

Hazel 3.3

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2

Things 2.5

Coda 2.5

Parallels Desktop 10.1

Airfoil 4.8.10

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