Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE: Comment by telns
by mjhi11 on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by telns"
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Bonjour (originally called Rendezvous) was released in 2002 as a zero-configuration network protocol designed to seek out hardware across the network and make those resources available to other computers. The first application was mostly for file and printer sharing, but its use has expanded over the years to include the sharing of other resources including iTunes music libraries, iPhoto libraries, scanner sharing (particularly useful if there's an all-in-one printer/scanner on your network), not to mention more esoteric uses, for example to broadcast telephony resources available (using the open source Asterisk software). Bonjour is also used as a protocol with the iPhone and iTouch to allow you to control your Apple TV using your iPhone.

The next major advance from Apple recently announced is remote printing from an iPad, iPhone or iTouch, and wireless video streaming between iPads, iPhones, iTouches and desktop computers to the new Apple TV.

Here's are a few Wikipedia links that do a pretty good job of going into more detail about these technologies and a good overview from Apple regarding the benefits of their wireless technology streaming to the Apple TV...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeroconf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour_(software)
http://www.apple.com/appletv/#whatis

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