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Tips to help you optimize your Wi-Fi network

Dave Hamilton of Mac Observer talked this week with Alf Watt, former Apple engineer and creator of iStumbler WiFI utility, on the latest Mac Geek Gab podcast. The conversation focused on ways you can improve your WiFi connection in your home or office. Here are a few tips that you may find...

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Security change in iOS 8 enhances consumer privacy

Twitter user Frederic Jacobs recently posted a previously unknown aspect of iOS 8 that should come as welcome news for the privacy minded among us. iOS 8 randomises the MAC address while scanning for WiFi networks. Hoping that this becomes an industry standard. pic.twitter.com/oGsZMtydUo -...

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The Mobi EyeFi card turns almost any digital camera into a digital hub

One of the things that keeps me coming back to the iPhone for photography the ease of sharing photos. The Mobi EyeFi wireless memory card brings a similar experience to almost every digital camera. Basically it's an SD card with a WiFi chipset. Just put it in your camera, set up your Mac, PC or...

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Southwest Airlines offers iOS users $2 iMessaging

Southwest Airlines just announced a new deal for iOS users. Instead of ponying up US$8 for all-day, in-flight WiFi, people with iPads or iPhones can get all-day iMessaging for $2. According to the airline "any Apple user that has iOS 5 or later with the iMessage feature pre-loaded on their device...

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Some new Retina MacBook Pros suffering from WiFi issues

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display are hands down the best laptops Apple has ever made. Yet there seems to be a growing number of issues related to sleep and WiFi connectivity with the flagship laptops. Besides Apple's support forum threads, which detail the issues, and...

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iOS 7: How to get your WiFi working again

In addition to battery issues, many of the complaints I've heard about iOS 7 center around WiFi. After upgrading, many people are getting the dreaded "unable to connect" message. There is a solution that's been passed around on the Apple discussion forums that should work for most people. You'll...

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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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Photo Transfer WiFi is an easy way to move photos and videos between iOS and your computer

There are a lot of ways to move photos around. You can email them, tether to iTunes and sync photos and albums or, in iOS 7, you can use AirDrop. Photo Transfer WiFI is a US$2.99 app that has some real advantages to those methods. The universal app can move photos or videos over a WiFi network with...

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Trash cans tracking iPhone data in London

Just when you thought the ultimate threat to your privacy rights had been discovered -- the US government's PRISM program -- a new threat emerges from... trash cans. No, that's not a joke. At least not here in London, where high-tech trash cans (known as "rubbish bins") display ads to pedestrians...

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802.11ac WiFi fix coming for latest MacBook Airs

Apple's latest MacBook Airs, unveiled at WWDC in June, have received rave reviews for their performance and -- most notably -- their battery life. However, the latest generation of Apple's sleek portable is reported to be suffering from some pretty annoying WiFi issues relating to its new 802.11ac...

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Apple investigating MacBook Air WiFi issues

Apple is investigating potential MacBook Air WiFi issues, according to 9to5Mac. The website reports that Apple Store Geniuses were recently given the following directive: In the United States, Apple Geniuses and Advisors should capture MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) and MacBook Air (11-inch,...

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Researchers easily crack iOS-generated Hotspot passwords

When you enable the Personal Hotspot feature on your iPhone, iOS will generate a password on your behalf. It's convenient, but recent research from FAU in Germany suggests it is not very secure. According to researchers Andreas Kurtz, Felix Freiling and Daniel Metz, the default hotspot password...

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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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Linkase looks to improve iPhone wifi reception

You can relive the days of cell phone antennas thanks to this iPhone case from Absolute Technology. The Linkcase for the iPhone 5 has an electromagnetic waveguide (EMW) antenna that'll improve WiFi performance in your phone. The EMW element responsible for improving WiFi reception is embedded...

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