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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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Mailsmith 1.1.3 Update from Bare Bones

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Mailsmith 1.1.3 Update from Bare Bones -- Bare Bones Software has released version 1.1.3 of Mailsmith, their sophisticated POP and SMTP email program. Version 1.1.3 includes a new POP Monitor window that enables users to download or delete messages selectively from a remote POP server, enhanced manipulation of quoted text in messages, improvements to Mailsmith's mail storage database, and an assortment of interface enhancements and feature additions (a full list of changes is available). The Mailsmith 1.1.3 updater is a 3 MB download, free to current Mailsmith owners. Mailsmith costs $79 directly from Bare Bones, although BBEdit and BBEdit Lite users as well as owners of Qualcomm's Eudora or Claris Emailer can take advantage of a $59 discounted price. You can download a free Mailsmith demo (3.6 MB) from the Bare Bones Web site. [GD]

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