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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.

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Apple Boots Google Voice Apps From App Store -- Macworld reports on Apple's rejection of both the Google Voice iPhone app and third party apps that interact with the telephony service. Apple cites the fact that the Google Voice app provides "duplicate features that come with the iPhone" as its basis for barring it from the App Store. Google Voice provides free SMS messaging and cheap international calling, thus arousing widespread suspicion that AT&T is behind the decision. (Posted 2009-07-29)


New iPhone 3GI Visible Only to Most Loyal of Customers -- The Onion uncovers Apple's newest device, the iPhone 3GI, which boasts a widescreen display that "features the most brilliant colors and finest resolution ever imagined." However, in a nod to the company's loyal fan base, only true believers can see the amazing device; it's invisible to everyone else. (Posted 2009-07-29)

 

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