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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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Super Boomerang 3.0
ShortCut 1.5
KiwiFinder Extender 1.02
DFaultD 2.22
SuperBoomerang 3.0
Now Software
520 S.W. Harrison St. Suite 435
Portland OR 97201

Super Boomerang Rating:

10 Penguins out of a possible 10 (note that one or two of the
user evaluations referred to previous versions of Super

User Evaluation: (on a scale of 0 to 10)

Number of responses: 10
Ease of installation: 9
Ease of learning: 8
Ease of use: 9
Power & usefulness: 10
Documentation: 8
Technical support: 6
Overall evaluation: 9
ShortCut 1.5
Aladdin Systems, Inc.
165 Westridge Drive
Watsonville CA 95076

ShortCut Rating:

10 Penguins out of a possible 10 (we don't do decimal Penguins
or ShortCut would have only rated slightly lower, like .1
Penguin. Unfortunately we got no user evaluations for ShortCut.)
KiwiFinder Extender 1.02
Kiwi Software
6546 Pardall Road
Santa Barbara CA 93117-4843
KiwiSoft on AOL

KiwiFinder Rating:

3 Penguins out of a possible 10 (this is especially since the
program will no longer be updated. Unfortunately we got no user
evaluations for KiwiFinder.)
DFaultD 2.22
Jon Gotow
129 Iron Run Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
J.GOTOW on GEnie

DFaultD Rating:

8 Penguins out of a possible 10

User Evaluation: (on a scale of 0 to 10)

Number of responses: 4
Ease of installation: 10
Ease of learning: 8
Ease of use: 10
Power & usefulness: 9
Documentation: 9
Technical support: 10
Overall evaluation: 9

Price and Availability: -- Super Boomerang and ShortCut are widely available from dealers and mail order firms, and MacConnection sells them for $84 (only in the Now Utilities package) and $45 respectively. KiwiFinder Extender may no longer be readily available (see review below) but DFaultD is widely available as shareware for $20. (We quote the MacConnection price in recognition of its industry-leading efforts to use ecologically-conscious packaging and its overall excellent service.)


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