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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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The End of the Line for Camino

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After more than 11 years, development on the open-source Camino Web browser has ended. Back in the dark ages of Mac OS X, before Safari and Chrome, the Camino Project was established to graft a Mac-native interface onto Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine. Many of Camino’s developers were later hired by Apple and Google to work on their respective browsers. Web browsing on Mac OS X wouldn’t be what it is today without Camino, and for that, we thank the developers, salute them, and wish them the best in whatever they do next.Generic Globefollow link

 

Comments about The End of the Line for Camino

Rodney Haydon  2013-06-01 09:27
Sad to read this. Until a year or so ago Camino was my main browser. I started using it when it was called Chimera. Now I use Chrome and wonder how much data Google is collecting from me.
Just Fred  2013-06-03 07:18
This is sad news, indeed. Camino was my browser of choice for many years. Firefox was bloated and a memory hog, Chrome a bit too intrusive, and Safari (without the Debug/Developer menu) not very reliable. Firefox still requires restarting from time to time, and the others have improved, but Camino always struck me as a "real" Mac browser.
Florence ZELLER  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2013-06-03 17:01
Sad. I still use it for some sites. It was my main browser for many years.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-06-04 06:24
I've long used Camino as my clean test browser; I imagine it will continue to work in that role for some time, though eventually I'll need to switch to Opera or the like for something that can be completely reset for testing.