AirDrop FAIL

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by thankins, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. thankins macrumors 6502

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    So been playing with GM since it was released and couldn't get the other machines in my office to appear under Air Drop when I clicked on the icon. Thinking it was a bug I spent hours digging around trying to find out why

    Today after playing with it I finally find the issue. Both machines have to be on the AirDrop page in Finder for them to appear!?! I mean honestly apple - you want to make file sharing easy. This complicates the hell out of it. I tell my wife that I can share a file with her but she has to go into Finder and then click on AirDrop and accept it. Hell I could just connect to her Public Drop Box folder and drop it in there with out her interaction.

    How come they wouldn't run this as a service in the background. Then when I share a file - it prompts her on the screen.

    FAIL

    /end rant
     
  2. tkermit macrumors 68030

    tkermit

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    It's actually a feature.

     
  3. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    It makes more sense like this.

    I can imagine a background service being abused, imagine being at a public library trying to do research on the internet with some troll spamming you constantly with a porn film.
     
  4. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    Would that really be so bad? :D
     
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    Definitely, it would really distract you from your research!
     
  6. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    learn to multi task: bewbies with one eye, research paper on other :D
     

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