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.
Adam packages up the topic of email attachments in this week's issue, passing on tips and looking at how you set attachment formats in the major Macintosh email programs. We also present an overview of the most popular Macintosh graphics programs (you'd be surprised by the age of some of them), note the release of AirPort 1.1, call for more translators, look at the iTools user agreement brouhaha, and ask how many Macs you've purchased over the years.
AirPort 1.1 Takes Off -- Apple has released AirPort 1.1, a software update that improves user control over AirPort Base Stations and adds a few eagerly awaited features to the company's wireless networking technologyShow full article
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Our hard-working translation teams, and particularly the German team, are in need of some new volunteers to help spread the workload and make translating TidBITS issues easier for everyoneShow full article
Apple Revises iTools Terms of Service -- Quietly bowing to public concern over the legalese in the iTools user agreement (first reported in GCSF's MWJ back on 10-Jan-00), Apple has changed the wording to avoid criticisms that the agreement implied that all content posted in public areas of iTools (such as your public iDisk folder or on Web pages created with HomePage) belonged to AppleShow full article
Poll Preview: Macintosh Ownership -- In his Macworld Expo keynote last month in San Francisco, Steve Jobs made much of the fact that roughly a quarter of iBook buyers and half of iMac buyers were new to the MacShow full article
With last week's poll - "What program do you most often use to edit or create graphics?" - we knew we couldn't offer all possible responses, so we encouraged people to send notes to TidBITS Talk about what they useShow full article
The hubbub we caused with last week's "Email Attachment Format Explained" article is only just subsiding - indication, I think, that this topic creates strong feelingsShow full article