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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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Sandvox 2.2

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Karelia Software has released Sandvox 2.2, a new version of its popular Web site creation software. The update comes with a few new features, starting with support for maps, which can be added to a Web page just by providing a location or address, and several new formatting options, including lists and strikethrough text. The new release also comes with improved connectivity with servers using SFTP and WebDAV, enhanced media handling tools, and better support for HTML 5. ($79.99 new from Karelia or the Mac App Store, free update, 32 MB)

 

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