We'd like to congratulate John Norstad, author of Disinfectant and NewsWatcher among others, for his John J. Anderson Distinguished Achievement Award from MacUser. Check out pages 84 and 85 of the Mar-94 MacUser for the picture and blurb. We hope others will make equally high-quality software available to the Macintosh community. And of course, we're waiting with bated breath for the next version of NewsWatcher. Thanks, John! If you want to check out a nicely-formatted collection of John's software on the World-Wide Web via NCSA Mosaic, here's the URL.
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.