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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.

 
 

Bruce Tognazzini Discusses Browse vs. Search in iOS

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The venerable interface designer Bruce Tognazzini devotes his latest “Ask Tog” column to the question of whether it’s better to browse or search lists in iOS, such as in the Contacts app. It’s a fascinating read, not so much for his proposed redesign, but for the background of why aspects of iOS can be so frustrating for some people.favicon follow link

 

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barefootguru  2011-12-05 16:46
I'm happy to use search when it takes me to a place, such as in text documents, books, programs, etc.; but reluctant to when the displayed items are reduced, such as Address Book, iTunes, and Mail.

It's not because I can't handle different spellings like Bruce suggests.

I think my reluctance is a combination of the search (temporarily) destroying my spatial list, and having something to 'clean up' afterwards.