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Air drop - not on my iMac #561468 07/20/11 07:12 PM
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http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/20/lion-hits-app-store-download-it-right-here/#more-84071

Apparently you have to have a newer one to be able to use air drop!

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AirDrop is supported on the following Mac models: MacBook Pro (late 2008 or newer), MacBook Air (late 2010 or newer), MacBook (late 2008 or newer), iMac (early 2009 or newer), Mac mini (mid 2010 or newer), Mac Pro (early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card and mid 2010 or newer).


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Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: John Rougeux] #561470 07/20/11 07:17 PM
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Not on my hardware either, but I just use my LAN for stuff like that anyway.


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Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: MacBozo] #561509 07/20/11 10:30 PM
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Interesting. I don't have anything to use it with at home anyway, but I'm sure that will disappoint a lot of people with laptops.

The way it works, I can understand why older Macs can't do it. It doesn't connect Macs via the network you are on, it creates its own ad-hoc network and transfers files directly between the two computers. In other words, you shouldn't even need to be connected to the internet for it to still be able to work.

At least that's the way I understand it.

Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: zwei] #561510 07/20/11 10:31 PM
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if that's the case, then how will iOS5 and all that work with older macs? The part about messaging between iOS devices...

Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: John Rougeux] #561511 07/20/11 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
if that's the case, then how will iOS5 and all that work with older macs? The part about messaging between iOS devices...

Airdrop is completely separate from that. It will use traditional internet delivery methods to send messages. I haven't actually heard anything regarding airdrop and iOS.

Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: John Rougeux] #561533 07/21/11 12:29 AM
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John

you have the Dropped "Air Drop" edition !! wink

I think your Nitrogen and oxygen concentrations are out of whack in KY !!

Too Heavy on the ARH ! -gone laugh


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Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: zwei] #561550 07/21/11 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted By: zwei
Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
if that's the case, then how will iOS5 and all that work with older macs? The part about messaging between iOS devices...

Airdrop is completely separate from that. It will use traditional internet delivery methods to send messages. I haven't actually heard anything regarding airdrop and iOS.


The new job I just stated on Tuesday - This construction company uses iPad to do all their punch list operations.

The punch list is built as a Excel spread sheet and ported to the Ipad, so we can use as a paperless office on site.

We use (Drop Box) to transfer the files off the Ipad to a host Ipad <-- thats the one that sends it to the PCes to distribute the files.

(Only works in WIFI)

Anyway.
Ipad is fun and slick to use in this environment <-- something I always was clamoring about laugh


Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: carp] #561554 07/21/11 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: carp


The new job I just stated on Tuesday



Whoa! Try to slip that in there eh?! Congratulations!!

Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: John Rougeux] #561556 07/21/11 10:02 AM
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Thanks - been a long road.

Just cool that this company uses iPads, hence this mention.
They are doing some really cool things with the iPad and there are some limitations as well.


Re: Air drop - not on my iMac [Re: carp] #561732 07/23/11 02:12 AM
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CONGRATS !!! Steve... way to go man !!! grin


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