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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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iTunes 10.2.2

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The changes may be minor in Apple’s release of iTunes 10.2.2, but they’re still welcome. The update addresses an issue when iTunes can become unresponsive when syncing an iPad, and a separate issue that could cause syncing photos with iOS devices to take longer than necessary. Also corrected is an issue with skipping video previews in the iTunes Store. (Free, 75.59 MB)

 

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John V Keogh  2011-04-19 16:26
The new Apple iTunes update is optimizing and re-synchronizing 7243 photos to my iPad. The other 3209 photos were in optimal form, presumably. This is better than the previous version of iTunes which would tell me there was not enough space on the iPad (untrue) and not wait for the optimizing to finish.
Solange  2011-04-19 20:35
I can't download this update on my macbook-keeps saying error occurred & wants me to close Itunes, which wasn't open. Any ideas?
is another user logged in via FUS (Fast User Switching)?

If you are willing to use the terminal, open it up and type in

ps auxww | grep -i iTunes

If there is one listed, then type

sudo killall iTunes