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AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

The Verge's Josh Lowensohn has recently been partaking in a time-honored Internet technology tradition—light trolling. His method of choice? AirDrop, Apple's wireless file-sharing technology that allows you to send just about anything to iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Each day I get on the train...

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How to instantly share files with AirDrop for iPhone or iPad

How to instantly share files with AirDrop for iPhone or iPad

AirDrop lets you quickly and easily transfer files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Using Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to broadcast, discover, and negotiate connections, and point-to-point Wi-Fi to transfer information AirDrop is fast, power-efficient, and secure. When you're using it between...
How to instantly share files between Macs with AirDrop

How to instantly share files with AirDrop for Mac

With AirDrop you can quickly and securely transfer files between the Mac and iPhones and iPads. AirDrop uses Bluetooth Low Energy to broadcast to and detect other Apple devices in your vicinity, and Wi-Fi to speedily send files between them. As long as you're within Bluetooth LE range, and you...
Some teens turn to AirDrop instead of Snapchat and Instagram

Some teens turn to AirDrop instead of Snapchat and Instagram

Sharing photos is a popular pastime for teens with smartphones, and there's no shortage of services to cater to them — Snapchat and Instagram remain popular options. But there's another way to share photos and other files that may be picking up steam, especially among young people with iPhones:...
Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity is one of the major new features across Apple's new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the one that's best embodied Apple's "integration" theme. It lets you AirDrop just about anything between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It makes hotspots instantly available. It relays...
How Apple keeps AirDrop files private and secure

How Apple keeps AirDrop files private and secure

AirDrop, part of Apple's Continuity features, makes it easy to share files between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. It's especially useful for files that are larger than Messages or Mail can comfortably handle, and for situations where you want to transfer directly, without any information going...
How to use AirDrop with older Macs

How to use AirDrop with older Macs

We love AirDrop, which allows people to wirelessly share files between their Macs and iOS devices. But, as with Continuity's other features, pre-2012 Macs are feeling a bit left out. Sadly, there's no way to convince an older Mac to share a file with your iPhone or iPad, but you can transfer...
AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

The Verge's Josh Lowensohn has recently been partaking in a time-honored Internet technology tradition—light trolling. His method of choice? AirDrop, Apple's wireless file-sharing technology that allows you to send just about anything to iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Each day I get on the train...
How to use Continuity for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide

How to use Continuity for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide

The iPhone, iPad, and Mac are all different devices with different interfaces, but they can and should provide a seamless way for people to move between them and use them together. That's the idea Continuity is built on. There's Instant Hotspot for sharing cellular connections, AirDrop for...
At The Core: AirDrop, explained

At The Core: AirDrop, explained

AirDrop is pretty much magic for folks like me who need to swap files between iOS devices and Macs on a daily basis. But even if you need the service on a more sporadic basis, you might benefit from checking out the video above. In it: I talk about why I love AirDrop, what I use it for, a few...
AirDrop is also accessible via the Share menu that's supported in many applications. This makes it easier to share files not just via AirDrop but many other methods including e-mail and social media. Share sheets have been in OS X since Mountain Lion, but with

How to AirDrop with Finder and Share Sheets in OS X Yosemite

If you need to send a file to another Mac or iOS device user, OS X Yosemite makes it more convenient than ever by using AirDrop. AirDrop provides a configuration-free way to share files, and is available for use between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the first time ever. Here's how it works!...

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