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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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Siri Usage Generates Privacy Concerns

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In an MIT Technology Review article reprinted on Mashable, David Talbot covers the emerging privacy concerns surrounding Apple’s storage of questions addressed to Siri. Apple says that the recordings are used only for Siri’s operation and to help improve understanding and recognition, but privacy wonks worry that the voiceprints could be used to identify the speakers. Where should the privacy line be drawn between providing services that require storage of personal information and worrying about Big Brother?favicon follow link

 

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Richard  2012-06-30 01:00
Siri will only find businesses in North America ? I keep asking Siri "When will you find business in Australia ? " I do this in the hope of getting someone's attention at Apple - but I don't think its working. Also I notice Sire does not like to print cuss-words - Is this censorship or what ?
David Scott  2012-07-02 12:28
Not censorship. Siri has been retracted to US businesses only since it's release due, presumably, to its beta status. But iOS6 will enable such searches outside of the US.