Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Viewing Wi-Fi Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, hold down the Option key before clicking the AirPort menu. Doing so reveals additional technical details including which standards, speeds, and frequencies you're using to connect, as well as what's in use by other networks. With the Option key held down and with a network already joined, the AirPort menu reveals seven pieces of information: the PHY Mode, the MAC (Media Access Control) address, the channel and band in use, the security method that's in use, the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) measurement, the transmit rate, and the MCS Index. In Leopard, some, but not all, of these details are revealed by Option-clicking the AirPort menu.

Submitted by
Doug McLean

 
 

Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions.

 
Show summaries of articles

Bring iPhone Slo-Mo Videos Back Up to Speed

“Take Control of OS X Server” Ready for Everyone

“Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” Unravels iCloud Confusions

No TidBITS Issue on 1 December 2014

How to Batch Rename Files in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

FunBITS: Overglide Pushes the Limits of iOS 8 Widgets

First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

 

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>
 

Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1, iOS 8.1.1, and Apple TV 7.0.2

FunBITS: The Internet Arcade Brings Back Classic Games

Why We Created the Take Control Crash Course Series

President Obama Weighs In on Net Neutrality

Apple Now Offering Apple Rewards Visa

Next 20 articles for Latest Stories from TidBITS...

 

CrashPlan is easy, secure backup that works everywhere. Back up
to your own drives, friends, and online with unlimited storage.
With 30 days free, backing up is one resolution you can keep.
Your life is digital; back it up! <http://tid.bl.it/code42-tb>