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Apple Issues Heartbleed Fix For AirPort Base Stations

Apple Issues Heartbleed Fix For AirPort Base Stations

This version of the AirPort Base Station is not affected. Photo Wikimedia Commons

Apple has released security patches to fix the Heartbleed bug on AirPort base stations, and SSL-based security updates for Apple TVs and Macs.

You should probably go and update all of them as soon as possible.

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Air Mount, A Totally Useful Stand For Your AirPort Extreme

Air Mount, A Totally Useful Stand For Your AirPort Extreme

Oh man. If you make a product. Then somebody, somewhere, will make a case of a stand for it. This is a rule as fast as death, taxes and death taxes. So, if you were thinking that your AirPort Extreme was doing a pretty crappy job of sitting on your desk, and of not falling over, then the Air Mount is for you.

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Apple Updates AirPort Utility — Now With 64-Bit Support


In more welcome airport-related news than the reports that Apple’s Maps app steers people the wrong way across Fairbanks Airport taxiway, Apple has released an update (version 1.3.3) of its AirPort Utility — the app which allows you to manage your Wi-Fi base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule, from the comfort of your iOS device.

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Apple’s Maps Steers People Wrong Across Fairbanks Airport Taxiway

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Looks like Apple’s Maps app is in the spotlight again, as it is directing folks directly across a taxiway where airplanes take off in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaska Dispatch reports that at least two out-of-town drivers relying on Apple’s navigation system for turn-by-turn directions to the Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) were directed across the runway to the airport ramp side of the passenger terminal.

That could be pretty dangerous if a plane was taking off or landing.

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Downgrading Your Airport Firmware Is Dead Easy — And May Help Fix Connectivity Troubles

According to the denizens of the Internet, the Airport Extreme you have sitting in your hallway or – nerd! – in your bedroom might be experiencing dropout. According to Marco “I just sold [x]” Arment of Instapaper fame, this problem might have something to do with the latest 7.6.3 firmware. The good news? Downgrading is stupidly easy.

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New 13-Inch MacBook Air Teardown Reveals Bigger Battery, Smaller SSD


At a glance, Apple’s latest MacBook Air notebooks appear identical to their predecessors, but when you take a look under the hood, there are some obvious differences. Not only do they boast Intel’s latest Haswell processors, but they also have larger capacity batteries and smaller solid-state flash drives.

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The Apple Store Is Back Online With New AirPorts & MacBook Airs For Sale

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The Apple Store is back online after a five hour downtime, and all of the exciting new products Apple unveiled today are there for sale.

There’s the new MacBook Air, with Haswell processors delivering all-day battery life, starting at $999. The new Haswell processors start at 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, up from the Core i3s of the past generation. These are underclocked to save battery life compared to the previous generation, but it shouldn’t be an issue, due to the upgrade in the speed of the flash internals, which is the real bottleneck these days. Still, you can upgrade the processor to a 1.7GHz Intel Core i7 for just $150 more.

In addition the new AirPort Time Capsule (starts at $299) and AirPort Extreme (starts at $199) are up.

The new Mac Pro doesn’t have a page yet, but you can see a small shot of it in the top navigation bar of the Apple Store Mac section

Apple Unveils Redesigned 802.11ac AirPort Base Stations [WWDC 2013]

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To work with Apple’s new 802.11ac MacBooks, Apple is releasing totally redesigned AirPort base stations.

Although the new AirPort is tiny, only 4-inches, it packs a lot of functionality, including 3-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi, simultaneous dual-band, a beamforming antenna array and the option of either a 2TB or 3TB hard drive.

Price and release haven’t yet been announced, but these look like great updates.

How To Set Up An Airport Extreme Base Station (Like A Total Doofus) [Humor]


What’s wrong with this setup? (Hint: track the blue cable from end to end.)

Our fearless commander-in-chief Leander Kahney is a strange cuckoo. He is, of course, a dashing and famous technology journalist par example, while his family is inexplicably a bunch of Luddites.

So check out what happened when Leander tried to coach someone in his family how to set up an extra Airport Extreme base station over the phone. No matter how many times he explained how to do it, it wouldn’t work… so Leander drove over to see what the problem was. This is what he saw.

What’s the most ridiculous tech support problem you’ve had to solve for a family member? Let us know in the comments.

iPads Continue To Vanish At The Airport Thanks To Thieving TSA Officers

iPads Continue To Vanish At The Airport Thanks To Thieving TSA Officers

Was your iPad mini stolen at JFK airport? Sean Henry might have it.

A TSA agent caught stealing iPads and numerous other electronic devices was arrested this week following a sting operation at New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Sean Henry, 32, joins the growing list of TSA workers who have been accused of stealing from passengers as they pass through airport checkpoints across the United States.

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