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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2

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Apple has released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2 for the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac that were released earlier this year (see “Apple Releases Longer-lasting MacBook Air, Faster AirPort,” 10 June 2013). The update fixes a bug that prevented a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from being recognized as an available disk for Time Machine, resolves a problem that caused intermittent loss in WAN connectivity, and addresses an issue that could result in a network loop. You must update your AirPort base station using AirPort Utility via either your Mac or an iOS device with the free AirPort Utility app installed (the download isn’t available via the Apple Support Web page).

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Comments about AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2
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mike sanders  2013-11-25 22:03
Just a note, after updating the firmware make sure to restart any Airport Expresses in the network.
Failure to do so results in loss of coverage provided by the AEs.
John Fazzino  2013-11-27 08:27
Hi,

In Updates you mentioned a Firmware update for Airport Utility Base Stations. I have a Time Capsule. I had to call Apple to find out how to go about this and it was very simple. Just wondering if that kind of info couldn't have been part of the notice. Would have been much better than fishing all over the place and finally having to call Apple.
Thanks,
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-28 09:56
Sorry - these updates are meant to tell you what's in an update, not to provide update instructions, since the instructions are the same in every case.