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.
It's become the holy grail of modern software: a good Web design program that anyone can use. Is Apple's iWeb the answer? Steve Sande, author of "Take Control of iWeb" looks at iWeb, RapidWeaver, and Sandvox. Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson revisits his experience on safari (the adventure, not the browser) with the Canon PowerShot S2 IS digital camera, and we note the open voting in the MacTech 25 most influential list, the release of Yojimbo 1.2, and a working-spouse edition of MacNotables.
MacTech 25 Most Influential Survey -- MacTech Magazine has opened the voting for the MacTech 25, a community-chosen list of the 25 most influential people in the Macintosh technical universeShow full article
Yojimbo 1.2 Improves Import, Export, and Linking -- Bare Bones Software has released a significant update to Yojimbo, the company's personal information manager (for details, see our review, "Let Yojimbo Guard Your Information Castle")Show full article
Adam & Tonya Discuss Working Together on MacNotables -- In the most recent episode of our group MacNotables podcast, we did something a little differentShow full article
DealBITS Drawing: TextExpander Winners -- Congratulations to Raymond Cheydleur of mac.com, Mac Carter of iinet.com, Ken Marcus of mac.com, Hugh Lester of mac.com, and David Steffens of speakeasy.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of SmileOnMyMac's TextExpander, worth $29.95Show full article
The field of Web page editors continues to be an odd collection of top-heavy applications. Dreamweaver and GoLive are the professional giants on the Mac, though BBEdit and other text editors are still used extensively to hand-code HTMLShow full article
After downloading the last batch of digital photos from my trip to South Africa, I discovered that my wife and I shot 2,272 pictures, or roughly 11.3 billion pixels' worth of landscapes, rhinos, elephants, lions, and of course, familyShow full article
The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. GraphicConverter and RAW files -- A user's photo files appear to be shrinking when converting from RAW to TIFF, which doesn't seem rightShow full article