Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Air Sharing - iPhone is now your personal HDD

September 16th, 2008 - 4:40 PM woke up to find a fabulous peice of news. A third-party software called "Air-Sharing" was released in App Store today. First, it was FREE and second it fulfilled the wishes of millions of iPhone users who have been waiting to know if Apple would ever make the iPhone to be used like a hard drive.

Our prayers have been answered (never mind if the company who made it possible is called Avatron Software Inc.). So what does this software do and how to use it. I'll keep it brief, the complete set of instructions is available in the Help section when you download the App using iTunes.

So basically, you connect the iPhone using a Wi-Fi connection. You will have to go to the Network places in Windows and add this device. Then you use it just like a Network sharing drive...drag and drop files. you can now carry your files on your iPhone like you would on a USB pen drive. In fact, this software takes file sharing one step further, you can now access this drive (your iPhone) like a Public Web folder from anyhwere, you can create your own IP or use the one assigned by default and Voila!! the iPhone drive is available on any computer that is on the Internet. Read additional features

While this may sound too cool, remember the pitfalls if you dont use your Wi-Fi connection responsibly. The software also gives added protection in the form of Username/Password before you access the files on the iPhone. Overall, a fantastic development for the iPhone and now the focus shifts to the Bluetooth functionality, hopefully someone out there is working on it. Go Geeks!!

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