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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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Drive 2.4 Details

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Rapport / Drive 2.4
Kennect Technology
120A Albright Way
Los Gatos, CA 95030
800/552-1232
408/370-2866
KENNECT on America Online

Rating:

9 Penguins out of a possible 10

Summary: -- The combination of Rapport and the Drive 2.4 provides read/write compatibility with most 3.5" disk formats as well as several special formats, such as 2.4 MB Mac HFS disks. Kennect's implementation is clean and unobtrusive and the combination worked flawlessly for me. As an extra bonus, the Drive 2.4 is bundled with FastBack II from Fifth Generation Systems.

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

Number of responses: 1
Ease of installation: 8
Ease of learning: 8
Ease of use: 9
Power & usefulness: 8
Documentation: 8
Technical support: 8
Overall evaluation: 9

Price and Availability: -- Both Rapport and the Drive 2.4 are widely available from dealers and mail order firms. Rapport has a list price of $295 and a MacConnection price of $195, while the Drive 2.4 lists for $495 and is discounted to $325 (we quote the MacConnection price in recognition of the company's industry-leading efforts to use ecologically-conscious packaging and its overall excellent service).

Reviewer:

Adam C. Engst, TidBITS Editor

 

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