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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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Macworld Expo in decline? Although the number of vendors at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2005 was up, the increase is offset by the number of iPod-specific (non-Mac) booths. Does this point to less interest in Macworld Expo? (4 messages)

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Pages first impressions -- Readers share their initial experiences with Apple's new word-processing/page-layout application, Pages. (3 messages)

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iWork and other applications -- Does Pages import data from other applications, such as Microsoft Excel or FileMaker? (5 messages)

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Memory for the Mac mini -- Readers share suggestions on where to buy more RAM for the Mac mini, taking memory quality into consideration as well as price. (4 messages)

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Remember Watson? Karelia's Watson search utility was flying high before Apple introduced an improved Sherlock utility that copied many of Watson's features. Now, Watson is owned by Sun, and people are talking about making Watson on the Mac open-source. Will Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger's Dashboard widgets replace Watson's functionality? (19 messages)

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