NOTE: I know I already posted this exact thread already in the "iPad Accessories" forum, but I'm thinking that was not the right place for this thread and hence why I'm posting it here. I've been doing some research on what the ideal backup hard drive and personal media server solution for me would be and came across the following products that seem to fit the description: Apple Time Capsule (maybe?) WD My Book Live Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System Buffalo LinkStation Live Upon reviewing the information on the drives in questions to the best of my ability, there is still one critically important, lingering question I have that I can't find a clear answer to yet. Here is what I mean: Each of these brands (WD, Seagate, Buffalo) for their particular NAS product have their own respective iOS apps that allows the user to access the content of the NAS drive anywhere they happen to be connected to wi-fi. Does that mean the user has to sacrifice being able to play media files through the native Apple-brand iOS apps? To clarify, it sounds like while these NAS manufacturers provide anywhere access to the drive through their apps, that unfortunately means you can't use the native iOS apps to play and control the media on the NAS? Can I access my media files over a cellular network if I'm not able to get wi-fi access from a particular location? Finally, the Apple Time Capsule sounds like the ideal solution potentially. But in my research of the T.C., I simply never could get a simple, straight answer that confirms if the T.C. can offer the same anywhere access functionality as the other NAS drives I mentioned. Some sources say no while others yes, but neither explains why clearly or proves their statement. Someone please clarify and share if there is a way that the native iOS apps can play and control the media being streamed from a NAS drive.