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AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

While perhaps not as new and sexy as Handoff, making or taking calls, or sending and receiving SMS/MMS, the final two Continuity features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will absolutely make life easier for anyone with an iPhone and/or iPad and Mac. And that's the new, cross-compatible AirDrop and the...
OS X Yosemite introduces a new Handoff feature

AirDrop and Handoff tie together sharing between OS X and iOS

With the new AirDrop and Handoff, Apple is creating an ecosystem to tie together users who own both an iOS and OS X device. New to OS X Yosemite is that you can share files by using AirDrop between a Mac and an iOS device like an iPhone. But that's just the start, a new Handoff capability extends...
iOS 8 wants: Unified AirDrop

iOS 8 wants: Unified AirDrop

AirDrop, as it is currently implemented on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7 isn't compatible with the service of the same name as it's currently implemented on the Mac in OS X Mavericks. In other words, you can't AirDrop between iOS devices and Macs, and that's both frustrating and confusing. Apple...
How to use AirDrop for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

How to use AirDrop for iPhone and iPad: 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 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...
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...
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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...
iOS 7 preview: AirDrop lets you easily share your stuff, no bumping needed

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

iOS 7 AirDrop lets you easily share photos, video, contacts, passes, and more with the tap of a face and the miracles of wireless! 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...
AirDrop on iOS 7

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...

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