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.
This week brings the second of our three part look at MIDI, so watch for the exciting conclusion in two weeks. What? Two weeks? A season cliffhanger? That's right, we're moving and not having a phone line next Monday will prevent us from publishing an issue. We also have bits on having a Performa repaired at an Apple dealer and Easy View 2.32's hiding spots. Finally, Mark Millard reviews Tex-Edit, a free text editor with some nice features.
TidBITS is moving! Not far, about 25 miles south to near the shores of Lake Washington (well, OK, we can't see the lake from inside our house, but we can from the yard)Show full article
Easy View habitats -- It turned out that Easy View ended up on CompuServe in MACDVEN #5 as EV232.SIT rather than the MACAPP library that I mentioned last weekShow full article
Performa Service -- Apple recently reminded dealers that Performa owners are welcome to bring their computers to "regular" Macintosh dealers should they need repair, in or out of warrantyShow full article
High-end word processors like Word, WordPerfect, MacWrite Pro, and Nisus can produce anything from a letter to a professional publication. But many Macintosh users lack the money, drive space, RAM, or inclination to run themShow full article
by Shekhar Govind -- email@example.comTechnical editing by Craig O'Donnell -- firstname.lastname@example.org and Nick Rothwell -- email@example.com MIDI Software for the Mac: Application Software -- For simple purposes, MIDI application software can be considered to have two main elements - a recorder/player (sequencer) with tools for editing the MIDI performance data, and a music-notation editor to create printed scores, or "notation." (Other classes of MIDI software esoterica will be dealt with later.) Until a few years ago, the Amiga and the Atari ST, with their built-in MIDI capabilities, boasted some of the best MIDI softwareShow full article