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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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iTunes, iPod Firmware, and QuickTime Updated

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iTunes, iPod Firmware, and QuickTime Updated -- Delivering on a promise made in late May, Apple has updated iTunes and iPod software to work with the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, a gadget that links an iPod nano with Nike+ shoes to track a runner's performance (see "Grab your iPod and Run"). iTunes 6.0.5 enables synchronization of data to nikeplus.com. The 19.8 MB update, also available via Software Update, additionally patches a security hole that could be exploited by a malicious AAC file.

<http://www.apple.com/ipod/nike/>
<http://db.tidbits.com/article/08543>
<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ itunes605.html>
<http://www.nikeplus.com/>
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html? artnum=303952>

iPod Updater 2006-06-28 updates the software for the iPod, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle to fix bugs, add Nike+iPod support for the iPod nano, and add a maximum volume limit for the iPod shuffle. Because Apple rolls all iPod updates into one installer, this one weighs in at 49 MB and is available as a stand-alone download or via Software Update.

<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ ipodupdater20060628.html>

Lastly, Apple also released QuickTime 7.1.2, a 49.1 MB download that fixes an issue with previewing iDVD projects. [JLC]

<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ quicktime712.html>

 

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