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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.

 
 

The Retina iMac: It’s All about the Screen

Apple’s new iMac with Retina 5K display is gorgeous and priced reasonably, but not necessary for ordinary Mac mortals. After spending a few weeks with a loaner, Julio Ojeda-Zapata explains why he won’t be buying one, while simultaneously recommending that anyone else who is interested go look at it in person.

 
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