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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 Updates Aperture, Pro Applications Frameworks

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Apple Updates Aperture, Pro Applications Frameworks -- The high end of Apple's application line saw bug-fix updates last week. Aperture 1.1.2 "addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance," and is a 13.6 MB download. The more expansive Pro Application Update 2006-001 provides updates to several underlying frameworks that are used by Final Cut Studio (which includes Final Cut Pro 5.1, Motion 2.1, Soundtrack Pro 1.1, DVD Studio Pro 4.1, Compressor 2.1, and Apple Qmaster 2.1), Shake 4.1, and Final Cut Express HD 3.5 (which also includes LiveType 2.1). [JLC]

<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ aperture112update.html>
<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ proapplicationupdate200601.html>
<http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/>
<http://www.apple.com/shake/>
<http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/>

 

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