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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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Apple Store Books $500,000 in 12 Hours

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Apple Store Books $500,000 in 12 Hours -- After removing the deadbolt on the Apple Store that we reported on last week, Apple reported placement of $500,000 in orders during its first 12 hours of business. The online store, which offers build-to-order (BTO) Power Macintosh G3 computers using WebObjects technology acquired by NeXT, shouldered 4.4 million hits between noon and midnight PST on its opening day. This is good news, of course, and interim CEO Steve Jobs appropriately gushed in his quote for Apple's press release. Now we have to wait and see if Apple's "Think Different" campaign spills over to fulfilling orders and shipping machines on time. [JLC]

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