802.11ac Stories August 31, 2015

New Apple TV will look similar, but thicker (image via Michael Steeber)

Although iOS devices and the App Store have transformed the handheld gaming market, the first three Apple TV generations did not attempt to challenge Microsoft’s XboxNintendo’s Wii, or Sony’s PlayStation game consoles for complete control of living room TVs. According to sources with knowledge of the product, the fourth-generation Apple TV will actively compete for TV gamers with updated hardware, software, and peripherals that will debut at Apple’s September 9 event in San Francisco.

One of the next Apple TV’s tentpole features will be near-universal Siri control, a feature hinted at in Apple’s invitation to the event. But the other will be deep support for gaming, representing Apple’s largest-ever effort to lure players from traditional consoles. In addition to the convenience of downloading games directly from the Apple TV’s built-in App Store, and controlling many of them via a new bundled remote control, Apple will also support more complex, console-style Bluetooth game controllers with the pressure-sensitive buttons and joysticks previously introduced for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches…

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802.11ac Stories December 31, 2014

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Belkin 30% off sitewide, ZAGG iPad mini keyboard case $26, D-Link AC router $35, more

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Belkin 30% off sitewide: iPad Air 2 keyboard case $91, Thunderbolt 2 dock $210, WeMo Light switch $35, more

ZAGG Bluetooth keyboard case for iPad mini w/ backlit keys $26 shipped (orig. $100)

D-Link Wireless AC 1200 App-Enabled Dual-Band Broadband Router $35 shipped (orig. $140)

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802.11ac Stories September 25, 2014

Following rumors of a possible Mac mini refresh earlier this year and references on Apple’s own website, a new report says Apple could introduce an update to the product as early as next month. MacRumors cites a source that has provided accurate tips in the past claiming the new Mac mini could launch alongside new iPads and OS X Yosemite expected at an event in October. expand full story

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802.11ac Stories January 22, 2014

Mac mini could finally see refresh next month according to retailer

Last year came and went without as much as a mention from Apple about the fate of its Mac mini line of desktop computers. The Mac mini lineup currently on sale through Apple, Amazon, and other retailers last saw its hardware updated in late 2012 at the original iPad mini event.

So it’s not too unreasonable to believe that a placeholder entry found online at computerstore.be, a Belgium retailer, found in MacRumors forums could be a genuine preview of what to expect in the updated hardware. The specs reference everything we would expect for a hardware updated Mac mini: Intel Iris graphics, 802.11ac wireless networking, Gigabit LAN, and more. 

802.11ac Stories September 3, 2013

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MacRumors is citing low stocks of Airport Express base stations as suggesting that a faster 802.11ac model is expected soon to match the capabilities of the latest Macs. This would offer wifi speeds almost three times faster than current 802.11n models, a capability that has already been incorporated into the current Airport Extreme and Time Capsule models.

We’re also hearing similar whispers about constrained supplies of iMacs, alongside price-cuts by resellers …  expand full story

802.11ac Stories July 22, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: $80 D-Link Wireless AC Dual-Band router, $29 Jawbone ERA headset, iPad cases from $4, more

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SOLD OUT D-Link Wireless AC 1200 Mbps Dual-Band Gigabit Router $80 Shipped (Reg. $120)

SOLD OUT Jawbone ERA Bluetooth Headset with HD Audio (recertified): $29 shipped

$10 rooCASE iPad 4 Leather Folio Cases & $4 CaseCrown Ace Flip iPad mini case

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