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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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FreePPP 2.5v3 Patcher

FreePPP 2.5v3 Patcher -- Steve Dagley and the FreePPP Group have released a 36K patcher program that updates the FreePPP 2.5v2 extension to 2.5v3. It fixes a nasty bug that has long been lurking in the original MacPPP codeShow full article

Info-Mac Back Soon

Info-Mac Back Soon -- Worrying about the return of Info-Mac? Fear not, Info-Mac will return - the moderators continue to work hard at correctly setting up all the important scripts and Unix detailsShow full article

Emailer 2.0 Available

Emailer 2.0 Available -- Last week, Claris released Emailer 2.0, sporting a revamped interface and a handful of new landmark features. The most important change is that Emailer now stores messages in database form (rather than as separate files) which greatly reduces disk space overhead in comparison to storing messages as individual filesShow full article

Eudora 3.1 Available

Eudora 3.1 Available -- Hot on the heels of the release of Claris Emailer 2.0, Qualcomm released version 3.1 of Eudora Light and Eudora Pro. The main new feature in both versions is a hierarchical Mailboxes window that provides a target for drag & drop of messages, quick access to mailboxes, and easy manipulation of your mailbox hierarchyShow full article

Crack Proof

Crack Proof -- In TidBITS-365, we noted the two-month "Crack A Mac" challenge being held in Sweden, offering a cash prize to anyone able to change the contents of a Web page running on a standard Mac OS Web serverShow full article

TidBITS 7.0

This week marks the seventh year of TidBITS, making us serious Internet geezers. If you're new to TidBITS (and many of you are!) I thought I'd take a moment to note where TidBITS is on this anniversaryShow full article

Despite the Gloom, Mac Software Sales Up in 1995

The press loves to quote numbers, especially when predicting the immediate demise of Apple Computer. However, the numbers the press uses are often less precise than they would have you believeShow full article

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