Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jun 2013 23:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apple held its big keynote event thing at WWDC earlier this evening, but since I was away with friends I've had to read up on it later in the evening. The company announced iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and they gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Especially the Mac Pro impressed me, and while iOS 7's new Holo/Metro-inspired theme looks messy and garish to me, I do commend Apple for finally breaking the mold. This news item will focus on iOS 7 - I'll dive into the Mac Pro and OS X 10.9 tomorrow (it's late here now).
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RE[2]: AirDrop
by darknexus on Tue 11th Jun 2013 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE: AirDrop"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I think the AirDrop feature reminds me of Bump which has been around for a few years. Bump uses "bumping" two devices as a pairing mechanism (matched with precise time and location)

Nah, AirDrop is much more streamlined. As it is now, from Mac to Mac: Both Mac users open AirDrop in the Finder. This enables it, and both Macs broadcast their existence. Users drag files and/or folders into the airDrop window on to another Mac's icon and the data sends. No bumping or complex setup, and they only broadcast and allow it when the AirDrop window is open, so you can't get sent a malicious file that way without being aware that files are incoming.

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