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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 
 

Apple Updates Bash for the Shellshock Vulnerability

Apple has released patches for the Shellshock Bash vulnerability, and although they’re not yet available in Software Update, you can download and install them manually for Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks. In our testing, the patch seems to work.

 
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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2, Gets It Right This Time

After September, Still Apple Watching and Waiting

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Apple Goes Public on Privacy

Why Apple Kept the 16 GB iPhone in Favor of 32 GB

U2 Giveaway Shows We’ve Entered the Age of Digital Consent

FunBITS: A Minecraft Crash Course

Apple TV Updated to 7.0, Includes Beats Music

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