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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.

 
 

Firefox 3.5.8

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Despite the fact that Firefox 3.6 is available, those who haven't yet upgraded should pay attention to the just-released Firefox 3.5.8, which addresses a handful of critical security vulnerabilities, all of which could lead to memory corruption and the running of arbitrary code. These issues include several JavaScript-related crashing bugs, a vulnerability that existed in the way Firefox's Web Workers handled various data types when processing posted messages, and a problem with how the HTML parser freed used memory. Detailed information regarding the update's security content is available on Mozilla's Web site. (Free, 19 MB)

 

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Comments about Firefox 3.5.8
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Click on link but goes to version 3.6. Does this mean Intel only?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-02-23 07:53
Not sure what you're seeing, but both of the above links are to 3.5.8 - the first one to the Older Versions page, and the second one to the release notes.
edward  2010-03-03 06:40
I've been having problems using the new Firefox versions with URL Manager Pro. The Apple events in Firefox need to be fixed apparently; it is very inconvenient.
Herudae  2010-03-11 04:21
since i updated to 3.5.8 i have problem with History, rss, youtube and the addon "Too Many Tabs"