Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

 
 

24 Years of TidBITS and Stronger than Ever

It’s a little shocking to realize just how long we’ve been publishing TidBITS, but thanks to the revenue from several thousand TidBITS members, we’re publishing more and better content for you than ever before. Will you join us?

 
Show summaries of articles

The Evolution of Technology in the Classroom

Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit

Making the Case for an iWatch

Seeing the World through Google-Colored Glasses

With Markdown, Even the Blind Can Write

What Apple Data the U.S. Government Can and Cannot Access

 

Make friends and influence people by sponsoring TidBITS!
Put your company and products in front of tens of thousands of
savvy, committed Apple users who actually buy stuff.
More information: <http://tidbits.com/advertising.html>
 

iWork for iCloud Beta Recalls iWork.com

Apple and the Coming War Over Patent Trolling

Why Apple Needs to Open Up iOS 7

Ebooks, Footnotes, and Skeuomorphs, Oh My!

Pondering the Social Future of Wearable Computing

GIF Creator Says “Jif,” Once Again

Adding Context to Big Number News

Creative Cloud Complaints Darken Adobe’s View of the Future

Next 20 articles for Opinion & Editorial...

 

Updated! PDFpen for iPad 1.7: Designed for iOS 7, faster, and
better-looking. Edit your PDFs anywhere. Sign contracts, make
changes, fill forms, and more. All while you’re on the move.
Syncs via iCloud and Dropbox. <http://smle.us/tbpdfpen-ipad>