Access Bonjour services from a home location while on the road
Apple's zero-configuration Bonjour networking protocol is awfully convenient. On a single subnet, it allows an OS X machine or a properly-configured Windows computer to easily identify and access assets on that network -- file servers, other computers, printers and the like. The only problem with Bonjour is by itself, Bonjour-configured devices and services have no accessibility across the Internet. A solution is developer Yazsoft's ShareTool 2 for Mac -- what the company itself calls a "fast, extremely secure, and magical way to remain connected to your home or office."
Yazsoft has released the latest version of its Bonjour connection software, ShareTool 1.2.5. The update now allows automatic configuration of e-mail information every time the program is restarted, and adds an option to retrieve connectivity settings from e-mail clients. Users can also be re-emailed if the connection information changes while content is being shared. A status indicator in the sharing window now shows whether Internet connections are active or disruptive.
Speed Download Lite ships
Yazsoft on Thursday unveiled a stripped down version of its download manager, Speed Download Lite 1.0, offering users a simplified, browser-integrated experience, and also celebrating the release with a 3G iPhone giveaway. The app features the core functionality of Speed Download, with a redesigned, customizable interface, while retaining the app's "turbo-charged" download capabilities. Speed Download Lite 1.0 is available for $20 from Yazsoft.