Apple Introducing AirDrop Wireless P2P File Transfer Tech in Mac OS X Lion

Looks like Apple is moving past shared network folders for file transfer. Apple, in Mac OS X Lion, will provide users the ability to auto-detect and share files wirelessly, sans a local area network, with other Mac OS X Lion users using AirDrop (will be located in the Finder sidebar). Apple states: “…[users will] even see contact photos for those who are already in your Address Book. To share a file, simply drag it to someone’s name. Once accepted, the file transfers directly to the person’s Downloads folder. When you’re done with AirDrop, close the Finder and your Mac is no longer visible to others.” Sounds pretty nifty!

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