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.
Speculating about Apple, while not yet named as an official Olympic sport, is certainly popular enough to be considered for the Exhibition category. In this issue, Adam examines much of the Apple speculating that's going on and offers his own views about Apple's directions. We also cover Apple's presence at the recent Internet World, and look in detail at Snapz Pro, a snappy new tool for creating screenshots.
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We've spent a lot of time and energy in recent TidBITS issues looking at the moves Gil Amelio and Apple management made to bring the company back to profitabilityShow full article
Myriad are the ways in which technological and economic experts propose to assist you with the Internet, as I discovered at the Spring Internet World convention held the week of 10-Mar-97 in Los AngelesShow full article
I just finished another book, and the books I write require screenshots. Previously, I relied on a shareware screenshot utility called Flash-It. Written by Nobu Toge and last updated in 1993, Flash-It 3.0.2 continues to function today, surprising for a utility that works at such a low-level. That is, Flash-It continues to work well with one notable (if not surprising) exception: Microsoft applicationsShow full article