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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Mac OS 8.1 is out! Wondering where to download a free update? We offer preliminary details and a URL, with more information slated for TidBITS Updates this week. Other news items include the brief appearance of StuffIt Expander 4.5, the release of Eudora Pro 4.0, and the sale of StarNine Technologies. This issue also features Part 2 of Jeff Carlson's look at the PalmPilot and a detailed review of Intuit's Quicken 98.
Mac OS 8.1 Update Available -- Today, Apple released Mac OS 8.1, an update to Mac OS 8.0 that includes support for Macintosh Extended Format disks, DVD-ROM and Universal Disk Format (UDF) disks, plus new versions of PC Exchange, Open Transport, the Location Manager, and the LaserWriter driverShow full article
StuffIt Expander 4.5 Withdrawn -- Aladdin Systems has temporarily withdrawn StuffIt Expander 4.5 (the essential file-decompression utility) from distribution due to confusion over the version of the StuffIt Engine it requiresShow full article
Eudora Pro 4.0 Finalized -- Qualcomm has released Eudora Pro 4.0 for the Macintosh (we reviewed Eudora Pro 3.0 in TidBITS-357). A demo (6 MB download) is available and the full product should begin shipping today for $39 (no discounts for upgrades)Show full article
StarNine Rockets Out of Quarterdeck -- Last week, Quarterdeck sold StarNine Technologies - best known for WebSTAR, ListSTAR, and other Internet-related products - to Platinum Equity HoldingsShow full article
Robots' Rules of Order -- Russell Tait writes: Thanks for the continued good work. However, I wanted to note that in your "Macworld San Francisco 1998 Superlatives" article in TidBITS-412, under Best Performance, the robots were actually sponsored by both Ullanta and Compass Information Systems to feature our TIBET software as well as the robot performanceShow full article
If my PalmPilot had no software available for it but the factory-installed applications - Date Book, Address Book, To Do list, and Memo Pad - I still would be a devoted userShow full article
For the past several years, Intuit has released annual updates to Quicken, a popular personal finance software package. This year in Quicken 98, Intuit has further refined its impressive capabilities and added several useful features, including new Web-related options. This article assumes a basic knowledge of Quicken, so if you want to brush up on how the program works, refer to earlier reviews in TidBITS-299 and TidBITS-359. Appearances Are Helpful -- In its early releases, Quicken gained Show full article