The new iMac does 450 Mb/s WiFi

Wow, we knew that the latest iMac family had loads of  overlooked enhancement, and this is no exception, the Imac sports  souped up WiFi capable of hitting 450 Mbps speeds over wireless networks. Hardmac spotted a reference to this capability in the iMac’s system information. Apple first brought rhe 450Mbps WiFi features in the 2011 MacBook Pro family, but they haven’t been actively advertising it.

Apple changed their Airport card and also installed 3 antennas (instead of 2 before), something indispensable to be able simultaneously to use 3 channels of 150 Mbits/s.

According to 9to5mac.com  to take advantage of the 450Mbps data transfer you need a compatible base station (either the current-generation Airport Extreme or Time Capsule). Make sure to connect to the base station using the 802.11n mode on the five gigahertz band GHz, with the simultaneous dual-band mode turned on.

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Verizon to charge $20 for hotspot functionality.

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Well this for sure is a bummer, according to Macworld they have received confirmation from Verizon that the iPhone 4′s wireless hotspot feature will cost an additional $20 a month for 2GB of data, and an additional $20 for every GB over.

According to Brenda Raney:

Verizon iPhone owners will be able to take advantage of the 3G wireless hotspot feature for an extra $20 per month on top of the iPhone’s required voice and data plans–that’s the same price that applies to current Verizon smartphone owners.

What happened to Hotspot for all users….???

iOS 4.2 gets pushed back, might not be released before Nov 24th.

While many iPad owners were hoping that today would finally be the day that iOS 4.2 would hit the market, it just didn’t happen, it simply doesn’t look like iOS 4.2 is going to drop today.

According to several news sites, a significant bug has been discovered in the iOS 4.2 GM that has prompted Apple to delay the final release. The bug apparently involves WiFi and causes the connection with the local network to drop every few minutes on both the iPad and iPhone 4.

The sites don’t seem to agree on the next supposed due date, MacStories is saying that this bug will end up delaying iOS 4.2 for as long as two weeks, according to 9to5Mac it wont take that long: they’re pegging Tuesday, November 16th as the new iOS 4.2 launch date, and finally MacRumors are saying it might be pushed back as far as November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.

We will keep you in the loop and let you know as soon as we hear any news!

 

How to connect Your iPad to Wireless Keyboards.

One of the reasons why I love using the iPad is the fact that you can connect to and use Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards and mice.

While the iPad does come with a built in keyboard that shows up on the screen as you enter input fields, however sometimes it is just nicer to use the more traditional keyboard, especially if you are writing longer texts, or need to get work done quickly. Therefore we think that if you really want to rely on the iPad for productivity then it would be a good idea to know how to connect an iPad to bluetooth keyboards.

How To Connect the iPad to a Wireless Keyboard

In order to connect the wireless keyboard you will need two things:

– iPad
– Wireless(Bluetooth) Keyboard

Connecting the iPad to bluetooth wireless keyboards is quick and easy:

Step 1)Turn on your iPad and navigate to the settings app on your iPad screen
In Settings select the General option

Step 2)In General you’ll notice the Bluetooth option. If it is off, tap the arrow next to the word “off”
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Step 3)Slide the Off button on the Bluetooth setting to ON. This will tell the iPad to start looking for devices it can connect to.

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Step 4)Now that you’ve turned bluetooth on for your iPad, be sure your bluetooth keyboard is set to discoverable mode. Your iPad will look for the device and should successfully connect

Step 5)On the keyboard, enter the number the iPad prompts for after the device has connected successfully
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To test if you did everything correctly simply open the app you need to type quickly on and start typing away on your iPads bluetooth keyboard.