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Kirk McElhearn is a Senior Contributor to Macworld, an occasional contributor to TidBITS, and writes about more than just Macs on his blog Kirkville. Follow him on Twitter at @mcelhearn. Kirk's latest book is Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ. (September 2010)

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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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Vox 2.0: A Minimalist Music Player that Needs Work

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iTunes 10.2: More Than Just iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 Support

Is iTunes Bloated?

Amazon Extends Kindle Beyond United States

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Spinning Around with the ShuttleXpress

A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 3

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Getting Inspired by Inspiration 7

A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 2

A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 1

Unleashing the Power of the PowerMate

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