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Viewing Wi-Fi Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, hold down the Option key before clicking the AirPort menu. Doing so reveals additional technical details including which standards, speeds, and frequencies you're using to connect, as well as what's in use by other networks. With the Option key held down and with a network already joined, the AirPort menu reveals seven pieces of information: the PHY Mode, the MAC (Media Access Control) address, the channel and band in use, the security method that's in use, the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) measurement, the transmit rate, and the MCS Index. In Leopard, some, but not all, of these details are revealed by Option-clicking the AirPort menu.

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Apple Records $152 Million Profit

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Apple Records $152 Million Profit -- Apple announced a net profit of $152 million on $1.7 billion in revenue for its first fiscal quarter of 1999, marking Apple's fifth consecutive profitable quarter. Although the results include a one-time $29 million gain from selling holdings in ARM Ltd., Apple also sold 519,000 iMacs during the quarter, contributing to a 49 percent increase in unit shipments compared to the same quarter a year ago. Apple also wrapped up the quarter with a scant two days of inventory worth about $25 million, indicating the company continues to hone its newfound manufacturing and distribution efficiency. [GD]

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