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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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Dropbox Acquires Mailbox

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Some acquisitions make sufficiently little sense when taken at face value that they signal a major future direction, are mostly about acquiring specific talent or technology, or are just utterly misconceived. Dropbox’s acquisition of the company behind the Mailbox iPhone app falls into one of those categories, but it’s unclear which just yet, given that making a quirky iOS email client seems far from Dropbox’s core mission. Despite protestations that the Mailbox app will continue, it seems entirely possible that it could share the fate of the Sparrow email app, which, while still for sale, is no longer being developed after its developers joined Google in July 2012.Generic Globefollow link

 

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Laine Lee  2013-03-15 11:39
I removed Mailbox from my iPhone after a few weeks went by and it still only supported Gmail. I'll have to admit the membership countdown to join was pretty entertaining, though.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-03-15 12:09
Isn't artificial scarcity exciting? :-)
Dave Barnes  2013-03-17 09:32
I understand the purchase.
I think the amount paid was crazy insane stupid.