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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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Jobs Delivers Upbeat Macworld Keynote

Jobs Delivers Upbeat Macworld Keynote -- During his keynote at last week's Macworld Expo NY, Steve Jobs emphasized the health of Apple and the Macintosh, addressing what he termed the "Apple Hierarchy of Skepticism" and by again outlining Apple's four-part hardware strategy of focusing exclusively on creating desktop and portable Macintoshes for consumer and professional audiencesShow full article

It's a Small Show, After All

The first Macworld Expo to be held in New York City was marked by smallish crowds, few exhibitors, and little in the way of exciting new products. Most notable were the paucity of attendees and exhibitors; after the crush of the crowds in both San Francisco and Boston in recent years, plus the need for multiple exhibition halls in Boston, this year's Macworld NYC seemed adrift in the enormous Jacob Javits Convention Center. The show started on a promising note - Steve Jobs's keynote was packed, and the press line stretched far back into the recesses of the Javits CenterShow full article

USB Appears at Macworld Expo

Attendees of Macworld Expo in New York will remember the experience as the iMac Expo, complete with the slogan, "I think, therefore iMac." We're thrilled that the iMac stole the show - Apple couldn't afford for it not to, but we're distressed that so little else happened that upcoming USB support became a primary news themeShow full article

Macworld Expo NYC Superlatives

In keeping with our tradition of recognizing and reporting the best and worst from each Macworld Expo, here's this year's installment. Best Slogan -- Apple Computer takes this award home for the "I think, therefore iMac" adageShow full article

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