Airport Extreme Teardown: Hack This Router With Your Own Hard Drive

Apple announced a new Airport Extreme earlier this week, and iFixit has already torn it apart. The good news? It's a hacker's dream. » 6/13/13 5:27am 6/13/13 5:27am

Time Capsule Upgraded to 3TB; Airport and Macbook Air Refreshes Close…

There's been a lot of speculation about all three of these products, but Apple is putting some of them to rest by making with the upgrades. That's right; Apple finally bumped Time Capsule to 3TB. How much longer until cheaper Airport Extremes and Sandy Bridges MBAs? » 6/21/11 9:18am 6/21/11 9:18am

New Time Capsules and Airport Extremes With Software Update Caching…

WWDC may've left us wanting for some new Airport Extremes and Time Capsules, but according to code that 9to5Mac dug up in the latest AirPort Utility update, new models are coming at some point. » 6/15/11 5:55am 6/15/11 5:55am

WWDC 2011 Predictions: Here Comes iCloud, But What Else?

Apple made the bold move of pre-announcing its WWDC offerings last week, but we're sure there will still be surprises aplenty. Be sure to check out our liveblog today for breaking news; in the meantime, here are our predictions: » 6/06/11 9:00am 6/06/11 9:00am

Do Time Capsule and Airport Shortages Mean WWDC Refreshes Likely?

The word from Apple is that WWDC is going to be a softwarepalooza, no iDevices invited. But what if some of Apple's hardware is integral to its iCloud strategy? Like, say, Airport Extreme, Airport Express, and Time Capsule? » 6/02/11 1:12pm 6/02/11 1:12pm

Time Capsule and Airport Extreme Grow New Antennas to Get Faster and…

There was indeed a tiny update to Apple's Time Capsule and Airport Extreme routers: New antennas that promise "50 percent better performance and up to 25 percent better range" than the old Airports. [Apple, Apple] » 10/20/09 1:56pm 10/20/09 1:56pm

New Apple Products Leaked, Sources Claim

AppleInsider claims that they got word of all the product announcements coming today from Apple, including specs for a new iMac, new Mac Mini, and some other surprises. Update: K84 BEST BTR product may be a new MacBook. » 10/20/09 10:56am 10/20/09 10:56am

Airport, Time Capsule Get Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 'Guest Networking'

Accompanying the refreshed Mac Pro, Mac Mini and iMac are interesting (if incremental) upgrades for the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule. Both products get dual-band wi-fi, along with an interesting "guest networking" feature. » 3/03/09 9:08am 3/03/09 9:08am

Apple Store Down, Rumors Point to Upgraded Desktops, Time Capsule,…

And so the cycle continues: the Apple store goes down, people ask us why, and we speculate. So! Assuming this isn't just a cruel red herring, here are the most likely possibilities. » 3/03/09 7:06am 3/03/09 7:06am

New Time Capsule, AirPort Will Run Wi-Fi B/G and N Simultaneously

New features coming for Time Capsule and AirPort: the ability to support 802.11b/g devices while also broadcasting 802.11n wide signals at the same time, according to Apple Insider. » 3/03/09 3:00am 3/03/09 3:00am

How To Choose the Best Network Storage for a Mac/PC Home

Network-attached storage options are more abundant than ever, but jumping into the copious bush of NAS can be quite a task, especially if you want a system that plays nice with both PC and Mac. Macs have historically been an unreasonably complex challenge for many networking products, and NAS was no exception. Here… » 10/23/08 12:00pm 10/23/08 12:00pm

Time Machine on Airport Extreme is an Unsupported Feature, Might Go…

OS X Leopard's Time Machine works on Airport Extreme routers as of the last firmware update, but TidBITS found out directly from Apple that it's an "unsupported feature." What does this mean to you, the guy who wants to use Time Machine on the Extreme you purchased last year instead of shelling out a couple hundred… » 4/07/08 6:45pm 4/07/08 6:45pm

Dealzmodo: 500GB Western Digital Hard Drive for $100, a Sign of Things…

Buy.com has the 500GB Western Digital Elements external hard drive for $100 shipped, marked down from $140. (Around the web, this drive sells for $115-$140.) Now that Time Machine is compatible with any hard drive networked to an Airport Extreme, some of you might be interested in picking up something. This is the… » 3/20/08 5:16pm 3/20/08 5:16pm

How-To: Use Time Machine with an AirPort Extreme

We happen to use an 802.11n AirPort Extreme as our router, so we put today's new firmware upgrade to the test to see if TIme Machine really does do networked backup to an AirPort Disk. In case you're wondering, AirPort Express never supported AirDisk, so it won't do Time Machine over the network—our testing confirmed… » 3/19/08 9:51pm 3/19/08 9:51pm

Apple Time Machine Now Works With AirPort Disk

Apple issued a firmware update for the Airport Extreme today that allows any USB hard drive connected to the router to function with Time Machine. It's nice for those with MacBooks and external HDDs who find it troublesome to have to plug and unplug their drive everytime they take their lappy on the go. [TUAW] » 3/19/08 7:34pm 3/19/08 7:34pm

Apple Time Capsule Server for Wireless Time Machine Backups

Click to viewAt Macworld 2008, Apple just announced Time Capsule, a full Airport Extreme base station with 802.11n wireless and four Ethernet ports, plus server grade hard drives to back up all of the Leopard Macs in the house. Did we call this or what? OK, minus the leopard spots, that is. Yes, all signs suggested… » 1/15/08 12:03pm 1/15/08 12:03pm

Apple to Make Networking Easier with RFID Tags

Setting up a wireless network is pretty easy (for most of us), but Apple wants to simplify the process even further by putting RFID transceivers into wireless base stations, like the AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme. All network info (like encryption keys and SSID info) would be stored in the base station. Devices… » 3/08/07 8:14am 3/08/07 8:14am

The Things Other Apple Airport Extreme Reviews Don't Tell You

Click to viewYou're all familiar with the specs of the Extreme, so let's just skip to how it performed—later moving on to the problems we had. » 2/16/07 4:30pm 2/16/07 4:30pm

Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n Naked, Maybe Shamed

The guys at AppleInsider thought they would beat the system by pre-ordering the new AirPort Extreme with its supersonic N and other goodness the day of MacWorld. Turns out, it was quicker to just walk to an Apple Store and snag it in person than to wait for the mail guy. However, shipments to the stores have been… » 2/04/07 10:30am 2/04/07 10:30am