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Apple Working on New iOS-Powered ‘Network Adapter,’ FCC Filings Reveal

A new "Network Adapter" from Apple that is powered by iOS has been spotted in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings from earlier this week — reports 9to5Mac. The new device, codenamed "A2657," features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB-C port, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC antennas. In an absolute rarity for network adapters, the A2657...

Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1

For owners of Apple’s AirPort Base Station, a new firmware update is available, version 7.8.1. According to Apple, "Firmware update 7.8.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule." You can update your AirPort Base Station by...

AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1 Released by Apple

Apple has released a new AirPort Base Station Firmware Update, version 7.9.1. Apple says this update “improves the security of your base station”, but does not go into specifics: Firmware update 7.9.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. Apple...

Apple’s AirPort Base Stations Start Selling Out in Select Countries

Last month, Apple announced that it is ending the production of its AirPort Base Station lineup, and that they will be available at Apple’s retail stores and online while supplies last. Today, MacRumors has pointed out that AirPort base stations have sold out or disappeared entirely from Apple's online and retail stores in some countries. "The first casualty...

How to Choose a Wi-Fi Router for Apple Devices

Apple confirmed yesterday it had ended its production of AirPort base station devices, and shortly after it released a support document detailing what features you should look for in Wi-Fi routers to use with your Apple devices. According to the company, “For the most compatibility, reliability, and performance when used with Apple devices, look for...

Apple Announces AirPort Base Station Products Have Been Discontinued

Apple has announced it is ending production of its AirPort Base Station lineup, in a statement to 9to5Mac: We’re discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products. They will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. The writing was on the wall when back in late 2016, Bloomberg reported...

AirPort Base Station Firmwares 7.6.9, 7.7.9 Released to Address KRACK Wi-Fi Bug

Apple has released new firmware updates for its AirPort Base Stations, which addresses the recent KRACK vulnerability targeting the WPA2 security protocol. Apple has already patched iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS for customers. Here’s what’s available: Firmware 7.6.9: AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11n Firmware 7.7.9: AirPort Extreme and...

Apple AirPort Base Station Firmware Updates 7.7.8, 7.6.8 Released

Apple has just released new new firmware updates for AirPort Base Stations, versions 7.7.8 and 7.6.8. The updates address an issue where base stations would not appear when Back to My Mac was enabled: About AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.8 Firmware update 7.7.8 is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base...

Apple’s Airport Routers Rank Highest in J.D. Power’s Customer Satisfaction

Apple has come out on top in J.D. Power's latest ranking of wireless router manufacturers, with highest overall customer satisfaction. According to the J.D. Power 2016 Wireless Router Satisfaction Report, Apple’s AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule earned an overall customer satisfaction score of 876, based on a 1,000-point scale, followed by ASUS at 860, D-Link at...

Apple to Discontinue Wireless Router Development [REPORT]

Apple has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, according to a new report from Bloomberg. To recap, the company’s AirPort lineup comprises up of the $99 AirPort Express, $199 AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule products […]

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Launches Mobile App to Assist Travellers

Owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport PortsToronto has today announced the launch of a brand new mobile app Billy™, which is aimed at making the traveller journey to and through the airport easier. The app consolidates useful information and services for travellers and offers features such as flight-tracking tools that provides real-time flight updates, weather and traffic...