Tag Archive: Network


Considering that so much of the functionality of iOS is dependent on the internet, it’s pretty frustrating if you can’t join a wireless network because of a mystery “Unable to join the network [name]” error popping up on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You may encounter this alert trying to join a wifi network … Read More

WWE Network Finally Lays The Smackdown On Apple TV

Apple TV users in the U.S. received a smackdown early Monday in the form of a the WWE’s new 24/7 streaming channel. After being revealed at CES this year, wrestling fans can now watch all the brutality and drama the… Read more ›     

With teens and young adults leaving Facebook in droves, it’s up to social networks like We Heart It to pick up the slack. The new image-centric app is gaining a ton of traction with this highly-coveted target demographic, breaking the… Read more ›     

“What Is This? A Social Network For Dogs?”

Just when you thought you had heard every wacky app concept going, here’s another you might not have considered: Facebook for dogs. Okay, it’s not exactly Facebook, but the free Woof iOS app (from developer Woof Labs) is pretty much… Read more ›     

VSCO, the iPhoneography app which retro-fies your pictures and turns all blacks into shades of dark gray, has taken what looks like the final step to become a social network: The VSCO Grid, a place for you to group and… Read more ›     

Use Network Utility in OS X Mavericks

Network Utility in OS X Network Utility is a great tool that has been around on the Mac since the very first version of OS X. It provides a variety of helpful networking tools and details, the “Info” tab includes general network info on a per interface level showingIP address, MAC address, link speeds, and sent/received data transfer statistics, and you’ll also have easy GUI access to what are otherwise command line  [Read More...]

Mac to Windows File Sharing with SMB and CIFS Sharing files between Macs and NAS drives and Windows PC’s has always been very easy, but Mavericks brought a slight change that has caused some problems for certain users in mixed PC and Mac environments. Without getting too geeky, Apple adjusted the default protocol for SMB (Samba, the Windows file sharing ability) from SMB1 to SMB2, and the SMB2 implementation apparently carries a  [Read More...]

We’re still waiting for the iPhone to make its big debut on China Mobile, but we’ve seen lots of evidence to suggest that the move is imminent. The latest indication comes from a job listing on Apple’s China website that seeks a new engineer with extensive knowledge of China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network. “As the manager for Greater […]

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The OS X Firewall provides an optional ability to block all incoming network connections, offering a significant security boost to Macs that are located in untrusted networks or hostile network environments.

Block incoming network connections in Mac OS X

Because this is the strictest level of preventative network access possible in OS X through the built-in Mac firewall, the ideal usage is for situations where the default assumption would be to not  [Read More...]

Location Location LocationNetwork locations are extremely useful if you use your Mac across a variety of networking environments, like a Proxy-laden school building, a super secured enterprise site, or a special set up at home. Each environment could take a ton of extra time setting up the details if you only had one networking setup system. Luckily, […]

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