I like all the little tricks surfacing in Snow Leopard, Apple's next edition of OS X, from Macrumors, AppleInsider and Mac Life. Aside from the features we've already seen, here are some new favs:

Neat New Snow Leopard TricksS


There's this Wi-Fi strength indicator, long overdue, in the dock.

Neat New Snow Leopard Tricks


And when a battery is close to end of life, the OS will report that, too. (To clarify, not only a dead battery, but one that will fail to hold its charge well.)

Neat New Snow Leopard TricksS


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Neat New Snow Leopard Tricks


Among other speed enhancements, boot and shut down twice as fast as in OS X Leopard.

Of course, these are really trivial next to things like multicore and GPU processing. But refined details are something I appreciate in an operating system.

[Macrumors, AppleInsider and Mac Life]