What is AirDrop?
Send files wirelessly
AirDrop is the simplest way to send files wirelessly to anyone around you.
No setup or configuration
AirDrop doesn’t require setup or special settings.
No network required
AirDrop uses peer-to-peer Wi-Fi between participating Mac computers and doesn’t require a wireless network infrastructure or base station.
OS X Lion automatically discovers other Mac computers nearby that are using AirDrop. They appear in the Finder, and AirDrop displays the users’ contact photos.
Drag-and-drop file sharing
To share a file, simply drag it onto a person’s contact photo. Your Mac verifies that you want to send the file, then sends a request to the recipient. When the request is accepted, the file transfers to the person’s Downloads folder.
Secure file transfer
Files are encrypted using TLS for secure transfer.
AirDrop creates a firewall between you and the person you are sharing a file with, preventing anyone from accessing your computer over that connection.
When you close the Finder window or click outside AirDrop, your Mac is no longer visible to other users.
Apple ID identity
AirDrop can use an Apple ID to verify the identity of the person attempting to send you a file. If senders are in your Address Book and are signed in with their Apple IDs, their names will appear below their photos in AirDrop.
To cancel an incoming transfer, open the Downloads stack and click the X that appears on the icon.
AirDrop is a current feature for Apple OSX Lion. There is a rumor that the iPhone 5 could feature AirDrop. This feature would make the iPhone’s even more valuable to the business world. Now this is just a rumor and we all know how far those rumors got us last time. Perhaps the excitement is even bigger this time because we were let down with the release of the iPhone 4S. If Apple doesn’t have a good release this time I feel some of the iPhone user will finally make the switch to Android. Apple really needs to step up and knock this one right out of the park!
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