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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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SpamSieve 2.8.7

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Developer Michael Tsai of C-Command Software has released SpamSieve 2.8.7, an update to his award-winning spam filtering software. The new version improves compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X and now runs as a 64-bit app to optimize resource optimization and performance. SpamSieve now also features several bug fixes and crash prevention techniques to maximize stability, and several areas of SpamSieve’s documentation have been enhanced to simplify the setup process, especially under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. ($30 new, free update, 8.5 MB, release notes)

 

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