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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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Amazon Announces Kindle MatchBook

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Starting in October 2013, Amazon will begin offering Kindle MatchBook, a new service that enables you to obtain free or discounted Kindle copies of any qualifying physical books that you’ve purchased from Amazon — dating all the way back to 1995! The Kindle editions will range from free to $2.99.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Amazon Announces Kindle MatchBook

Steve Nicholson  2013-09-03 11:18
I like that. When they first announced Cloud Player I was underwhelmed but then when I found out I had 371 albums available I changed my tune. All my CDs (yes I still buy CDs) are ripped on my machine at home. So now I use Cloud Player to listen to music at work all the time. Maybe with MatchBook I'll revisit some books I haven't read in a while.
Karen Barton  2013-09-03 22:13
I LOVE the idea. Sometimes I need the physical book but there's no question about the portability of the Kindle versions.