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Video shows iPhone 6 Plus Wi-Fi speed compared to iPhone 5s

As if we didn't already know that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are awesome, here comes proof from iClarified (via MacRumors) that the devices offer extremely fast Wi-Fi throughput compared to the iPhone 5s. How fast? The iPhone 6 Plus was able to rip through a download at 278.5 Mbps, while the iPhone...

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Daily Update for August 14, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires ...

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iPhone 4 has 802.11n, but not the "awesome" 802.11n

I suspect many people were very happy to see that the iPhone 4 was listed as having 802.11n. I know that I was. I have a dual-band network at home which separates 802.11n from 802.11b/g, and that's made a huge difference in transfer times. But there's also another benefit of 802.11n: it can use the...

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iPad will ship with 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3G optional

I've been unhappy with the 802.11g Wi-Fi in iPhones and iPod touches, so I was quite happy to see that the iPad will have 802.11 a/b/g/n built in. This will allow everyone running an 802.11n network to no longer cripple your upload and download speed as is the case if you have an an iPhone or iPod ...

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Airport Extreme Base Station, Time Capsule boast a bigger antenna

OK, so it's not nearly as exciting as a shiny new iMac or a Mac mini server, but the Airport Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule also received a mild update today. Both are now certified to the 802.11n specification (not draft-n), and along with this certification come improvements in antenna desi...

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The iPod touch has 802.11n, so what?

Author and blogger Glenn Fleishman over at TidBITS has some great insights into iFixit's discovery that the 3rd generation iPod touch has an 802.11n-capable wireless chip. We mentioned this in our initial analysis of iFixit's teardown, but we still had a few comments asking what it could really do a...

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Apple updates Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station firmware

Last night Apple released a firmware update for Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n. Here are the fixes: Fixes some problems with extending and maintaining connectivity with extended networks Fixes an issue with clients that enable 802.11 "Power Save" ...

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802.11n Airport Express is now on sale

Some people may not believe that a leak on the Swiss Apple Store is an indication of actual product coming down the mountain. "The Swiss don't make mistakes like that," they say. Well, fair enough, but we now have the real deal: the Airport Express with 802.11n is on sale in the US Apple Store. Our ...

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Swiss Apple Store page tips the 802.11n Airport Express

It's easy to envy the Swiss, what with the fine chocolate and the neutrality and such. Now, another reason to long for the refined air of the Alps: the Swiss version of the Apple Store website is indicating availability on the supercharged 802.11n version of the Airport Express, as yet unnannounced ...

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Early 10.5.2 reports: some users having wireless issues

As the wanton, reckless eager early adopters of Mac OS X 10.5.2 begin to explore the update's new features and fixes, a few folks are running into a WiFi buzzsaw. Some D-Link and Westell router users have noted on Apple's support boards that their 802.11n connections are failing to authenticate post...

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Time Capsule backs up your Macs

Apple has released Time Capsule, a NAS (network-attached storage, I'll admit I'm so far from an IT guy that I had to look it up) unit that will wirelessly sync with multiple instances of Time Machine, all the while also working as an 802.11n base station (there are three included ethernet ports as...

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Pogue tests 802.11n routers, blasts Netgear

In today's New York Times, friend to Mac users and finder of lost loves, David Pogue does a nice user-focused job of reviewing four 802.11n wireless routers (story, video), evaluating performance and ease of setup for the Apple, Belkin, Netgear & Linksys offerings. His conclusion: the Airport Ex...

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Airport Extreme Base Station Update

Apple has just released a new update for AirPort Extreme base stations. The update includes general fixes, security improvements and addresses compatibility for the 802.11n base station. To install this update, you'll need AirPort Utility 5.1 for Mac or Windows. The first security concerns seem to ...

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Airport Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac

Not only did today bring us colorful shuffles, it also marks the availability of the Airport Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac. You'll recall that the following Macs have 802.11n built in, but it is disabled: MacBook Pro with Core 2 Duo MacBook with Core 2 Duo Mac Pro iMac with Core 2 Duo (n...

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Macworld goes in-depth on the new AirPort Extreme

Dan Frakes at Macworld has published an in-depth article that delves into just what the new AirPort Extreme is all about. Pointing out some of the details we covered in our original post, Dan goes the full mile and then some with a history of the device and explanations of some interesting new fea...

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