Next time you drop into your local Lowe’s for some home improvement needs, don’t be surprised if you see the cashier ring you out with the iPhone held in their hand -- the company is adding 42,000 iPhones in an effort to streamline the way they do business and help their customers.
Lion comes with a handy new cloud-drop feature called AirDrop that enables you to do simple computer-to-computer file transfer without a cord or a third-party service. But did you know that it's capable of just more than simply sending a file to a neighboring Mac? Read on to find out how to get the most out of this new feature-packed utility on your Mac.
Apple quietly slipped out hardware updates to the AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule in June, which FCC documents claim to have stronger Wi-Fi range and performance. Despite Apple touting this newfound ability, AnandTech now has an exhaustive review of the networking products to confirm it in the real world.
With an overseas trip coming up, the iPad and its non-expandable storage wasn’t going to be able to keep me entertained during several long flights. Besides, converting a ton of video files and transferring them over to the iPad seems to take forever. Luckily, Seagate has my back. Their GoFlex Satellite stores a ton of media, and it can stream in iPad-friendly formats over its own Wi-Fi network.
Your Wi-Fi router is the unsung hero in your computer setup. It’s probably the thing you think about the least -- and in many ways it’s the most important link in your electronic chain. After all, your router is what keeps your iMac, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad connected to the internet, not to mention all the other stuff you’ve got sipping bits, like game consoles, TiVo boxes, and internet radios. Apple’s latest AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule are essentially minor updates, but if you’re a Mac user in need of a new router, both are extremely good options.
Despite all the crazy rumors about the new AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule having some kind of built-in Software Update caching or iCloud integration, this week’s hardware refresh was quiet and uneventful -- that is, unless you like your AirPort with stronger Wi-Fi.
When you’ve got 5,200 developers attending your latest conference and you announce the availability of beta software for them to download and start playing with immediately, how do you manage the Wi-Fi network so there won’t be issues? Somehow, Apple has managed it with this year’s WWDC.
If you’re the CEO of a company trying to market a tablet against the iPad onslaught, you might do well to heed the wisdom of NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who seems to know exactly why your tablets can’t compete with Apple.
Perhaps sensing a new trend, hard drive manufacturer Seagate has found a way to get a little slice of the mobile device market with GoFlex Satellite, a Wi-Fi enabled portable hard drive capable of beaming media content to up to three iOS devices at once.