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Matt Neuburg has been writing for TidBITS since 1991, concentrating on issues surrounding word processing, databases and text organization programs, scripting and innovative programming systems, and a variety of utilities. He has written some popular freeware programs, such as MemoryStick and NotLight. He has created the online documentation for a number of applications, such as Script Debugger and Opal. He has written books about programming Frontier, REALbasic, and AppleScript, and is the author of various Take Control ebooks.

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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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How iOS 7 Will Affect Developers — and You

Keeping in Touch with TouchFire

Cloud Mate Brings Its Magic to Your iOS Devices

How I Got an iPod shuffle — and Liked It!

Cloud Mate: Turning iCloud into Dropbox?

Show, Don’t Tell, Where You Went with Google Maps

OS X 10.8.3 Checkbox Restores Snow Leopard Document Saving

TidBITS News 1.5: A Revolution in a Nutshell

Get the TidBITS News App for iOS 4.2 and iOS 5 Now

Mysterious iOS 6 Cellular Data Usage: A Deeper Look

How iOS 6 Will Affect Developers — and You

With 10.8.2, Mountain Lion Saves Even Better

The Very Model of a Modern Mountain Lion Document

Mountain Lion is (Still) a Quitter

Lion Zombie Document Mystery Solved

Where to Speak on Your iPhone 4

Hey, iBooks, Where Did All My Books Go?

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