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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 
 

ChronoSync 4.4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.4.4

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Econ Technologies squashes some bugs for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks with the release of ChronoSync 4.4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.4.4. Both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent provide fixes for a bug that caused a fatal error if a scanned folder lacked read permissions and a crash when processing temporary files with a leading tilde character. The ChronoSync synchronization/backup app also resolves a problem that occurred when moving files to a target’s archive, fixes several instances of crashes caused when the app attempted to report exceptions, and implements more efficient Unicode filename handling. Full release notes for ChronoSync and ChronoAgent are available. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 27.1 MB, 10.6 MB)

 

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