Apple this week updated its official AirPort Utility app. The rare patch should improve security and eliminate issues users were experiencing after upgrading to iOS 13.
If you’re using an AirPort, you should upgrade it ASAP
Apple discontinued the AirPort line of wireless routers last year but continues to support them, including efforts to keep out hackers. The US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a statement urging users of networking equipment to install a new firmware patch to block attacks.
Amazon buys mesh Wi-Fi router maker Eero
Right when Apple has decided to get out of the router business, one of its biggest competitors is ready to jump in.
Amazon revealed today that it reached an agreement to acquire mesh Wi-Fi router maker Eero, giving the online retailer another powerful tool in its effort to dominate the smart home market.
If you want an AirPort, you’d better act fast
The death of the AirPort is officially here. And your chance to get one of Apple’s routers may have already passed.
Supplies of Apple’s doomed AirPort lineup are starting to twindle across the globe and the company says it has no plans to ever make new ones again.
How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule
Apple’s AirPort routers introduced one game-changing new feature to the world: easy backups. Time Machine is Apple’s automatic backup utility, and it made backups easy enough for non-nerds to use regularly.
The easiest way to use it was to buy a Time Capsule, a wireless AirPort router with a hard drive built in. Before Time Capsule, nobody backed up. After Time Capsule, anyone could keep hourly, daily and weekly backups without even thinking about it. But now that Apple has stopped making Time Capsule, and AirPort routers in general, how do you keep using Time Machine?
iPhone X is a huge hit, the death of 3D Touch, and inflatable paddle boards on The CultCast
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Apple’s AirPort router lineup is officially dead
The biggest tech company in the world is getting out of WiFi. Kind of…
Apple decided to finally put the nail in the coffin for its lineup of AirPort routers that haven’t been updated in years. We’ve known this day has been coming for nearly two years, but Apple just officially gave us the bad news.
Here’s the official statement:
Linksys mesh Wi-Fi system gets Apple’s stamp of approval
Stick a fork in Apple’s router business. It looks dead.
In another sign that Apple is just too damn busy to update its outdated AirPort line of routers, the company is now selling a new mesh router system made by Linksys.
These are the malls and airports Apple provides indoor maps for
One of the iOS 11 features you may not know about is that Apple now offers indoor mapping support for a growing number of international airports and malls.
While the number of airports and malls covered is still relatively small — with 34 airports, mostly based in the U.S., and a handful of shopping malls — Apple has published a list of where these are located.
Apple says it already fixed KRACK Wi-Fi hack on iOS and macOS
Apple customers using the latest iOS and macOS software can rest a little bit easier about KRACK Wi-Fi attacks.
The internet is losing its mind today in light of news that a serious Wi-Fi vulnerability was recently discovered. But Apple says it already created a fix for most of its platforms.