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HooToo TripMate Elite: A travel jack-of-all-trades

Traveling in the mobile age can be an exercise in trying to pack all of your tech gear so that it's easily accessible during the journey. For short trips, you might be able to get away with as little as a charging cable and an external battery pack for your favorite iOS device. For longer...

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The RAVPower wireless hub is a handy jack-of-all-trades for iOS devices

For as much as I love my iPhone and iPad, they never seem to have enough free storage space for all the movies I want to watch. While looking for a good solution, I found the RAVPower RP-WD01 Wireless FileHub. It's an interesting, and useful device that's going for US$44.95 online. It's a little...

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Amped Wireless 802.11ac line makes WiFi go faster and further

If you have a wireless router that is more than 5 years old, you may want to start looking for a new one. I have several friends who have asked me why their brand-new computer seems to have such bad internet performance over WiFi. After some investigation, I found a range of old and outdated...

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A look inside the new 2013 Airport Extreme

iFixit gets busy whenever Apple announces new hardware. Not only did the repair company tear down the new 2013 MacBook Air, it also cracked open the new Airport Extreme. According to iFIxit, the tall, rectangular device is a series of "vertical circuit boards surrounding a big empty space." This...

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Apple announces new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

Phil Schiller has just announced that Apple is releasing new AirPort Base Stations with all-new designs. Design-wise, both the new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme are rectangular now with dimensions that measure approximately four inches wide by 6.5 inches tall. The biggest addition to the...

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Almond+ Router/Smart Home Hub Kickstarter blasts by goal

Those who watched TUAW TV Live a few weeks ago may remember me describing some of the issues that I've run into with streaming video up to Ustream at the same time that my wife is connected to her office VPN. Hawaii's finest tech guru and new TUAW dude Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd mentioned that he'd...

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Holiday Gift Guide: The all-purpose Mac setup

Welcome to TUAW's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide! We're here to help you choose the best gifts this holiday season, and once you've received your gifts we'll tell you what apps and accessories we think are best for your new Apple gear. Stay tuned every weekday from now until the end of the year for...

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Is the AirPort Extreme worth the price?

A friend was looking to replace her wireless router, and I suggested a refurbished AirPort Extreme. New units sell for around US$180, but refurbished models from Apple are $130. Still, that's significantly more expensive than the average Linksys router you'll find at Walmart or Best Buy. Is it...

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Tether your iPhone with the Nexaria BC2 router

The Nexaria BC2 router is a rather ugly 802.11b/g/n router that will allow tethering on the iPhone 3, 3GS and 4. Unfortunately, you must plug the thing into an outlet to power it up, providing somewhat limited use. Typical use case for tethering is using your phone as a modem and connecting to...

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Helping FaceTime coexist with your firewall

Got the FaceTime blues? It could be your router's firewall settings. Apple has posted a support document noting that some routers using firewalls, security software or other restrictive settings will require a settings change. Specifically: To use FaceTime on a restricted Wi-Fi network, port...

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G-Fi puts GPS on your first gen iPhone or iPod touch, at quite a cost

I love my iPhone, but I have to say that there is one little thing wrong with it: it's a first generation. That means that I can't quite play all of the games, or record video, or do all of the cool GPS things you kids can do nowadays. It's not a really bad thing -- I can still do a good 99% of the...

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Linksys offers Mac router setup tool

Linksys is offering their Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) Setup Wizard as a native Mac application for managing some of their more recent router models. Similar to the Airport Setup Utility the EasyLink Advisor allows users to setup and manage their Linksys router based networks without going...

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Port Map: easy UPnP port mapping

One of the nice things about the Airport Extreme Base Station is the Airport Utility application used to manage it. Most other routers these days are managed with a web interface which can sometimes be a little wonky. So it was with some interest that I discovered Port Map, from the Coding Monkeys...

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How To: Using your Mac as a NAT router

No doubt you know that sharing your internet connection on your Mac is easy. For instance, if want to turn any Mac with a built-in Airport card into a wireless router (e.g. with a cable or DSL modem plugged into the built-in ethernet port), all you have to do is go to the Sharing pane of your...

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Apple Support doc on Intel Macs and 3rd party routers: "just restart it"

Well this doesn't sound like any fun: enough Intel Macs running 10.4.8 must be having a problem connecting wirelessly to some 3rd party routers that Apple had to publish a support doc on the topic. As icing on the cake, Apple's solution isn't a pretty one either. If your Intel Mac is having this...

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