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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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Administrivia

I need to issue a correction and an apology. There is no way Jesse Helms could be involved with the House of Representatives' pilot project because he is a Senator, not a RepresentativeShow full article

The Macintosh LC 520

The Macintosh LC 520 is sold in Canada, or so writes to tell us. Unlike in the U.S., where Apple currently sells the LC 520 only to the education market, normal people can buy the LC 520 in CanadaShow full article

Bite the Purple Bullet

Bite the Purple Bullet and buy yourself a bigger PowerBook drive. Along with the cases that various hard drive vendors sell, you can now buy a $99 NuBus card from ETC Peripherals that will accept your 2.5" hard drive (or a 3.5" low-power drive if you buy an optional Purple Bullet Expander)Show full article

In the unconfirmed news department

In the unconfirmed news department, I hear that Apple has finished the Macintosh Hardware System Update 2.0, but that the update is not yet generally availableShow full article

RAM Prices Increase

Fireworks weren't the only thing blowing up on the Fourth of July this year. In Japan the Sumitomo epoxy plant, which made most of the epoxy used in constructing DRAM chips, blew upShow full article

Pen-Based PowerBook Crossed Out

Along with all the layoffs, Apple has cut back projects deemed non-essential. Among them was the pen-based PowerBook, probably a modified Duo. In some ways it's a shame that such projects are dying, because even if they never lead to real products, the research often benefits Apple in other waysShow full article

Online Congressional Hearing Postponed

Fresh off the heels of correcting my egregious mistake regarding Senator Helms, it seems that the Online Congressional Hearing was postponed until later in the yearShow full article

Software Acceleration

Presented at the Sumeria Technologies & Issues Conference Hardware gets faster every year. We've all come to expect it. And, a huge amount of work is going on right now to ensure that next year the same thing will happen. Software gets more featuresShow full article

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