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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.

 
 

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More and more companies have shipped products that run in PowerPC native mode, and to assist you in keeping the score card up-to-date, here's Apple's list of all commercial shipping products. Although it include a phone number for each company, we have not researched alternate means of contact, so you're on your own if you live outside the U.S. and all that's listed is an 800 number. The list changes every week, needless to say, but we wanted to give you a sense of how many applications have been released in PowerPC native mode so far, almost three months after the Power Macintosh introduction in March.

Of particular note is Casady and Greene's Conflict Catcher, which not only helps to manage extensions and track down conflicts on any Mac, but also (on the Power Macs) reports on what extensions are running in emulation mode and thus dragging down your system. Also notice the large proportion of companies that are not located in the U.S. Hmm, I wonder what this says about the Macintosh software market?

A Through F

  About Software - 5PM Term for IMB Mainframes
  About Software - 5PM Term for VAX and Unix
  About Software - 5PM Term for AS/400 2.2
  About Software - 5PM Pro for Mac 2.2                      408/725-4242
  Absoft - Fortran                                          810/853-0050
  Access Privelege SA - Easy Transfer 3.1                 33-92-96-01-00
  ACI - Object Master
  ACI - Object Master Universal 2.5                         408/252-4444
  Adobe Systems - Illustrator
  Adobe Systems - Photoshop                                 800/833-6687
  Aetis - Protections Logicielles Copy Protection          3393-53-09-87
  Agfa-Gevaert N.V. - FotoLook 2.0                        32-3-444-39-07
  Aldus - FreeHand                                          206/628-2320
  Aldus - PageMaker                                         800/833-6687
  ALSOFT - Atlas 1.0.4
  ALSOFT - GeoConcept                                    331-45-84-26-00
  Artifice Inc. - DesignWorkshop                            503/345-7421
  Artwork Systems N,V. - ArtPro 1.2                        329-225-79-46
   AS-PLUS B.V. - AS-PLUS Bankaschriften                   31-2159-49490
  Ashlar Vellum - Vellum                                    408/746-3900
  Autodessys - Inc. Form*Z                                  614/488-8838
  Baltic Business Systems - MacHansa Accounting II 2.0      46-176-82230
  B.E.M.E. R&D - ALIX (colors for printers)              331-69-91-26-30
  Brossco Systems Oy - Voyant 2.0                         358-0-512-3130
  Bungie Software - Pathways into Darkness                  312/563-6200
  Canto Software GmbH - Cumulus                             800/332-2686
  Casady & Green - Conflict Catcher                         800/359-4920
  Casady & Green - Spaceway 2000                            800/359-4920
  Central Point Software, Inc. - MacTools 3.0               800/937-9842
  Charles River Analytics, Inc. - Open Sesame!              800-913-3535
  Claris Corporation - Claris Impact
  Claris Corporation - ClarisWorks                          800/3 CLARIS
  Dantz Development - Retrospect                            510/253-3000
  Data Description - DataDesk                               607/257-1000
  DeltaPoint - DeltaGraph Pro 3                             408/648-4000
  Diehl Graphsoft - MiniCAD+                                410/290-5114
  Domark - Flying Nightmares                                800/695-GAME
  Dunaway Systems B.V. - Signalize 2.6
  Dunaway Systems B.V. - Spooler 1.2
  Dunaway Systems B.V. - PostScript Interpreter
  Dunaway Systems B.V. - Scanning & Vektorizing 2.3
  Dunaway Systems B.V. - Remote Font & Clip Art           31.4902 167975
  Extools - Shade III 1.1
  Extools - Shade III Light                                 092/722-4540
  FIT Software - Full Contact                               408/562-5990
  Fractal Design - Dabbler 1.0                              800/647-7443
  Fractal Design - Painter 2.0                              800/647-7443
  Frame - FrameMaker                                        408/433-3311
  FWB - Hard Disk Toolkit                                   415/474-8055

G Through L

  Gibbs Systems - Virtual Gibbs                             805-523-0004
  Graphisoft - Atlas 1.0.4
  Graphisoft - GeoConcept                                331-45-84-26-00
  Graphisoft U.S.,Inc. - ArchiCAD 4.5                       800/344-3468
  Graphisoft (Atlas S/W B.V.) - PS Mail                     800/344-3468
  Gryphon Software - Morph!                                 patch on AOL
  GTFS/GRAFTEK - Ultimage/Pro(Optilab/Pro)               331-46-92-14-89
  Hash Inc. - Playmation                                    206/750-0042
  Hi Resolution Limited - Mac=Bac 1.1
  Hi Resolution Limited - MacPrefect Remote 1.0.1
  Hi Resolution Limited - MacVisa 1.1                       800/455-0888
  Insignia - SoftWindows 286                                800/848-7677
  Interstudio - flexsplan 1.0
  Interstudio - Nonio C 5.0                                 39-573-31307
  ITEDO Software GmbH - IsoDraw 2.6                        49-2241-68841
  Jasik Designs - MacNosy                                   415/322-1386
  Just Systems - ATOK8                                      03-5470-6028
  Language Engineering Corp - LogoVista E to J              617/489-4000

M Through R

  MedImage - MedView                                        313/665-5400
  Metrowerks - CodeWarrior                                  514/747-5999
  Microland -  Le serveur maestria 2.0                 33-16-87-39-39-00
  MicroMacro, Ltd. - MicroGuard ADB Copy Protect.        (972.3)562.5661
  Neon Software - LAN Surveyor 1.1
  Neon Software - NetMinder Ethernet 3.1                    510/283-9771
  Now Software - Now Contact                                800/237-2078
  Orange Micro Inc. - OrangePC                              714/779-2772
  ORKIS - ImageBasePro 2.5                                33-42-60-45-56
  Pole Position Software GmbH - Mac DCF77                   49 9134-7447
  Route 66 Geo Info Systems - AtomicTime                    1-8385-54724
  Route 66 Geo Info Systems - ROUTE 66 1.2.0               31-8385-54724

S Through Z

  SCITEX America Full Auto Frame                            617/275-5150
  Segue Software - QA Partner                               617/969-3771
  SOFT Technologies - Simulateur de conduite 1.2           3365-40-05-05
  SofTeam Hardware & Software Dist - MacSign 4.0
  SofTeam Hardware & Software Dist - Punto 1.6             39-39-2012366
  Specular - Infini-D                                       800/433-7732
  Sorting S.r.l. - CADSap4.0                               39-6-44291061
  Spider Island Software TeleFinder Group Edition           714/669-9260
  System Clinic - DTP603 1.0j                               078-811-2318
  Trillium Research - Remus (ltd version)                   715/381-1900
  Trio Systems Europe - C-Index Pro 1.0                   31-20-638-6507
  TrueD Software - Live on RISC                            33.865.784950
  UserLand Software - Frontier 3.0.2                        800/845-1772
  usrEZ Software - ultraSecure 3.0                          714/756-5140
  VAMP - MacCAD Trailblazer                                 213/466-5533
  Vicom Technology Ltd - VICOM MultiTerm
  Vicom Technology Ltd - VICOM Pro SDK 5.0
  Vicom Technology Ltd - VICOM RunTime                      604/684-9517
  VideoFusion - Recorder                                    800/638-5253
  VideoFusion - VideoFusion                                 800/638-5253
  Wilkensen SCOOP - SCOOP Archive 1.1                      +48-8-6002600
  Wolfram Research - Mathematica                            800/441-6284
  WordPerfect - WordPerfect                                 800/451-5151

 

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