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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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Beam Photos Between iOS Devices Using iPhoto

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Steve Sande over at TUAW explains how you can beam photos between iOS devices using Apple’s new iPhoto app. It’s a fine feature, but requires iPhoto on both ends of the connection and makes us wonder why Apple didn’t build it into iOS’s Photos app instead so everyone could use it.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Beam Photos Between iOS Devices Using iPhoto

Sherman Wilcox  2012-03-10 16:53
Maybe they put it in the $5 app and not the free one as an enticement to buy the $5 app?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-11 11:02
But if you need the $5 app, you won't be able to rely on being able to use it with any particular person, which will significantly cut down on the utility of having the feature at all.