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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 
 
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Tracking Boston Marathon Runners Online

If you are worried about someone who was running the Boston Marathon, there are online resources you can use to learn more.Show full article

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WWDCBlast promises to notify you via SMS text message when WWDC tickets go on sale. If you’re worried about missing out on Apple’s developer conference this year, WWDCBlast is worth a try.Show full article

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Ever wanted to type on your iPhone directly from your Mac? You can, with Type2Phone, from Houdah Software.Show full article

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Everyone has a GPS tracker nowadays, and Google Maps lets you display a recorded track and share it with anyone and everyone.Show full article

FlippedBITS: IMAP Misconceptions

One of the most popular methods for receiving email is also the source of numerous misunderstandings. Joe Kissell explains why IMAP may be a more effective and useful protocol than POP, and addresses common sources of confusion.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 April 2013

Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.7, LaunchBar 5.4.3, and DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 15 April 2013

One quick bit this week — news that Apple is settling a class action lawsuit surrounding denied warranty coverage.Show full article

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