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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.

 
 

Snapz Pro X 2.2.3

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Snapz Pro X, the popular screenshot and video capture utility from Ambrosia Software, has been upgraded to version 2.2.3. The update addresses two crashing bugs. One, limited to newer MacBooks, occurred during object selection, and the other occurred for folks using mirrored monitors while attempting to make captures. The updated version of the software also automatically stops capturing video before the movie fills up your hard drive. ($69 new, free update, 10.8 MB)

 

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Mike H  2010-07-29 14:22
What makes this a "quiet" upgrade? Did they have ninjas post the announcement to their news page?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-07-29 14:35
Heh. I saw the announcement only via the application's update mechanism, went to the product page, and couldn't find any other release notes. And when I did a Google search for "Snapz Pro X release notes" I got some very old news items. Apparently, just clicking the News tab never occurred to me, so I thought it was a "quiet" upgrade. :-) Now fixed.