Apple is making life a bit easier for amateur Spielbergs with the release of iMovie 9.0.1. Beyond the ever-present “improves stability” descriptor, Apple says this update fixes a problem where stabilizing certain video clips shot with an iPhone or iPod touch wouldn’t work properly, and addresses issues with certain Facebook passwords, camera compatibility, and Project Library scrolling performance. (Free update, $49 as part of iLife ’11, 27.52 MB)
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.