DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) plus DEVONnote to version 2.4.2, making it easier to scan multi-page documents. Across all editions, the new release adds an option to combine multiple scanned pages into a single document. This option is available in PDF and TIFF formats and requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later. The DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office editions add scripts for adding reminders to the Calendar and Reminders apps in 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as a new assistant that guides new users through the initial steps and options. The DEVONthink Pro Office edition improves ScanSnap and ExactScan Pro integration and makes importing references from Bookends faster and more reliable. Meanwhile, DEVONnote improves sorting, 64-bit support, and memory management, while also fixing a number of minor issues. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes)
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.