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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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iPhoto ’11 9.3.2

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Apple has released iPhoto ’11 9.3.2, a small update that brings that brings compatibility with the new sharing features in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. In addition to performance and stability improvements, the update now enables you to share photos via Twitter as well as Messages (Mountain Lion’s replacement for iChat). ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 669.7 MB via Software Update or 637 MB via Apple’s support page)

 

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Comments about iPhoto ’11 9.3.2

George Chase  2012-07-25 20:33
I clicked Software Update thinking I'd get the iPhoto 9.3.2 and instead got a major iWork update, Safari 6 and remote desktop client. I'll open iPhoto and let it update itself later.