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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.

 
 
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Apple Offers One-on-One Email Support for .Mac Services

Apple Offers One-on-One Email Support for .Mac Services -- On 03-May-04 Apple started offering direct email support for .Mac service questions, a switch from providing support only via discussion forum responsesShow full article

HistoryHound Fetches the Past

HistoryHound Fetches the Past -- Talk about a delayed reaction! I've been moaning for years about how useless most Web browsers are at helping you return to places you've been in the pastShow full article

GarageBand 1.1 Released

GarageBand 1.1 Released -- Apple tidied up the garage a bit today with the release of GarageBand 1.1. The new version addresses a number of issues, adding per-track Echo settings and support for unprotected AAC audio filesShow full article

disclabel 2.0 Released

disclabel 2.0 Released -- SmileOnMyMac has updated disclabel, their slick application for creating CD and DVD labels, along with inserts for jewel casesShow full article

"Take Control of Customizing Panther" in Japanese

"Take Control of Customizing Panther" in Japanese -- Our industrious Japanese translators have done it again! We're pleased to announce the release of the Japanese translation of Matt Neuburg's "Take Control of Customizing Panther," which is now available for $7.50Show full article

A Real Mac OS X Trojan Horse Appears

A few weeks after the hullabaloo surrounding Intego's press release about a technique that could be used to create a Trojan horse that looked like an MP3 file (see "Mac OS X Trojan Technique: Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts" in TidBITS-726), a real Mac OS X Trojan horse has been reported to Macworld UKShow full article

WriteRight: The Writer's Word Processor

Please accept my sincere apologies if the title of this article has raised your pulse along with your hopes. There is no WriteRight, and, speaking as a professional writer, with thousands of articles and numerous books under my belt, I'm comfortable saying that the Macintosh world doesn't have a word processor that's designed for writersShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-May-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. Playing iPod through iTunes -- Solutions to the problem of not being able to play songs stored on an iPod directly using iTunesShow full article

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