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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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Karelia Updates to Watson 1.7

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Karelia Updates to Watson 1.7 -- Karelia has released Watson 1.7, the latest version of their innovative program for viewing Web-based content in a clean custom interface. Along with a tool for searching the Epicurious database of recipes, Watson 1.7 includes a SiteSearch tool that helps you access the search engines of individual Web sites via their Sherlock plug-ins. A number of Sherlock plug-ins are included, and you can add more. Other small improvements include the move to "combo boxes" that let you enter new terms or choose from the last 12 entered, user-configurable font settings, and additional categories in the PriceGrabber tool. Watson 1.7 is a free upgrade for registered users; new copies cost $30. It's a 1.8 MB download. [ACE]

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