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How to use AirDrop for iOS: The ultimate guide

How to use AirDrop for iOS: The ultimate guide

AirDrop began as an OS X Lion feature that let Mac users easily beam files to each other over an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection. After several attempts to bring it to iOS were rejected for not being accessible enough to mainstream customers, a new version was developed specifically iOS 7 that's simpler...
How to enable iOS 7 AirDrop on your iPhone and iPad

How to enable iOS 7 AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad

AirDrop for iOS 7 lets you quickly and easily beam files from one iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to another over a secure, ad-hoc connection within a radius of approximately 30 feet. It requires both Bluetooth (to broadcast, discover, and negotiate the connection) and Wi-Fi (to transfer the data) in...
How to send a file with iOS 7 AirDrop

How to send a file with iOS 7 AirDrop

With iOS 7 and AirDrop, as long as you're within range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can send all sorts of data between iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Whether its a photo or video, a Voice Memo or a Passbook pass, a Map location or Safari link, or anything and everything that shows up on a Share...

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How to use AirDrop for iOS: The ultimate guide

AirDrop began as an OS X Lion feature that let Mac users easily beam files to each other over an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection. After several attempts to bring it to iOS were rejected for not being accessible enough to mainstream customers, a new version was developed specifically iOS 7 that's simpler and more obvious. Unfortunately, despite sharing the same name, the iOS version uses a different protocol from the Mac version, and that means — for now — it can only be used to send data between iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. If that's all you want to do, whether you're in the same office, school, home, park, plane, or anywhere within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range, AirDrop is reasonably quick and incredibly convenient.

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How to send a file with iOS 7 AirDrop

With iOS 7 and AirDrop, as long as you're within range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can send all sorts of data between iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Whether its a photo or video, a Voice Memo or a Passbook pass, a Map location or Safari link, or anything and everything that shows up on a Share sheet, with just a few taps you can quickly, easily send it on its way. Here's how!

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How to enable iOS 7 AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad

AirDrop for iOS 7 lets you quickly and easily beam files from one iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to another over a secure, ad-hoc connection within a radius of approximately 30 feet. It requires both Bluetooth (to broadcast, discover, and negotiate the connection) and Wi-Fi (to transfer the data) in order to work both power efficiently and quickly. Despite the name, iOS AirDrop isn't (yet) compatible with OS X AirDrop. However, it does support photos, videos, contacts, Passbook passes, Voice Memos, Map location, and any and everything else that appears on a Share sheet. Before being able to use AirDrop, though, you need to enable it in Control Center. Here's how!

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Is AirDrop in iOS 7 lacking without integration with AirDrop for Mac? [Poll]

Is AirDrop in iOS 7 lacking without integration with AirDrop for Mac?

AirDrop is coming to the iPhone and iPad finally with iOS 7, but at least for now, it doesn't integrate with AirDrop for the Mac. So, is it lacking something without this? AirDrop on Mac is something I use all the time on my own machines to throw stuff between them, and I'm pretty happy with how it works. AirDrop on iOS 7 sounds like the same exact great system, but limited to use between iOS devices. That's great, and all, but wouldn't it be even better if you could AirDrop things from your iPhone over to your Mac?

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iOS 7 preview: AirDrop lets you easily share your stuff, no bumping needed

With iOS 7, Apple's peer-to-peer, ad-hoc Wi-Fi file transfer protocol, AirDrop comes to the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Originally introduced on the Mac with OS X 10.7 Lion, and attached to the Finder to allow anyone to beam any file or folder to anyone else with in range, the iOS version doesn't have a user-facing filesystem to work such universal wonders with, but it does have a great-looking interface, and incredibly easy point of access thanks to Control Center and Share sheets.

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AirDrop wireless sharing coming to iOS 7 on selected devices

Having been rumored leading upto WWDC 2013, Apple has officially announced that AirDrop wireless sharing will indeed be coming to iOS devices with iOS 7. The big caveat is that due to hardware requirements, it will only be available on iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad mini and iPad 4.

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AirDrop wireless sharing rumored to be heading to iOS 7

One week out from WWDC and the latest iOS 7 rumor claims that we may see the AirDrop wireless sharing system integrated into it. AirDrop is a super easy way to transfer files between two Macs, with its simple drag and drop system, and now sources claim that AirDrop is integrated into the standard share menu in iOS 7. It comes by way of 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman:

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How to instantly share files between Macs with AirDrop

AirDrop is a convenient way to share files between Macs without the need for email, Dropbox, or any other file sharing service. As long as both parties are using a supported Mac and running OS X Lion or later, using AirDrop to share and transfer files between computers is as simple as dragging and dropping.

Not sure where to find AirDrop or how to use it? Follow along and we'll show you how.

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iPhone 5 rumored to be getting low power, Wi-Fi Direct enabled chipset... and AirDrop?

Joining all the previous rumors, the upcoming iPhone 5 now looks like it might be getting the Broadcom BCM4334 radio chipset. The BCM4334 comes complete with much lower power draw for Wi-Fi, support for Wi-Fi Direct transfers, and Bluetooth 4.0, among other things.

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TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

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Will AirDrop for Mac OS X Lion be coming to iOS?

AirDrop is a new feature Apple will be including in Mac OS X Lion that will allow you to wirelessly transfer files to anyone around you as long as they're also running OS X Lion with AirDrop. Here's a quick description of how AirDrop will work:

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Apple releases Mac OS X Lion developer preview

Apple announced today that the next version of their desktop operating system, Mac OS X Lion -- the one that takes iPhone and iPad features back to the Mac -- is now available for developers to preview.

“The iPad has inspired a new generation of innovative features in Lion,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Developers are going to love Mission Control and Launchpad, and can now start adding great new Lion features like full screen, gestures, Versions and Auto Save to their own apps.”

There are the features they've mentioned before, including the Mission Control system that replaces/unifies Spaces and Exposé, Launchpad which lets you have a grid of apps like iOS, full screen apps also like iOS, more multitouch gestures like iOS (sensing a trend?), and some new ones like a new, iPad-inspired version of Mail, AirDrop which sounds like AirPlay for files, Resume which is saved-state for Mac OS, Auto-Save, a new File Vault, and more.

No mention of 10.7, does that mean Apple thinks version numbers aren't even developer-facing information anymore? Press release after the break and feel free to speculate if we'll see things AirDrop show up for iOS at next week's iPad event...

[Apple.com]

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