The latest dump of "leaked" documents from Wiki Leaks reportedly from the CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories -- but Apple Air Port hardware appears to be unaffected by the effort.
63 comments With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products, it leaves some users looking for new solutions.
7 comments Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware.
Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.
It fixes an issue with wireless performance and provides support for remote access to an Air Port disk or a Time Capsule hard drive with an i Cloud account.On Tuesday, Apple released versions 7.6.8 for the 802.11n Air Port Extreme, and 7.7.8 for the 802.11ac Air Port Extreme.According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes an issue where the routers would not respond to the Air Port Utility when "Back to My Mac" is enabled. Air Port software updates are installed through the Air Port Utility."The hard drive i Pod people were gone for a long time, when we issued the last update for the i Pod classic firmware," we were told by our contacts within Apple."Just because the hardware guys have moved on to other things, doesn't mean we won't support the software." Near the end of November, reports started circulating —backed by sources —suggesting that Apple may be ending the Air Port family hardware.