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ccsr

Member Since 10 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2014 01:19 PM
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In Topic: OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0/2.0/3.0

08 October 2014 - 12:14 AM

All good here with GM 2.0 Can't see any UI changes, must be all internal bug fixing

In Topic: OS X Yosemite DP's builds!

07 October 2014 - 06:55 PM

The only reason I doubt it is because the BT 4.0 LE dongles don't work. It's ridiculous. If the tech relies on BT 4.0 LE, and I have a BT 4.0 LE dongle, and it doesn't work, then I'm forced to believe it's something else. It doesn't make any sense any other way.

Yes, I have ordered one also and have the Gmyle which is BT 4.0 LE and it also doesn't work. I'm 99% sure that a solution to enable these dongles will be available as soon as Yosemite goes public in 9 days time. Remember, there are a lot of sites that will not let you discuss anything regarding Yosemite until it's final. There will most likely be a patch or a modified kext that will enable it. I am not going to spend £100 on the OSXWifi solution. It's overpriced by £50, if it was £50 I would consider it... £100 is out of the question. Considering that I can find the card without the adapter for £17 delivered! The adapter normally is less than the device itself. Anyway, only 9 days to go. It's most likely an issue where the OS sees the dongle as external and it needs to show as internal so it can be activated. Who knows, all I know is that there will be a solution. As long as the dongle is supported as a normal bluetooth by the OS, I'm very confident there will be one.

In Topic: AirDrop/Continuity/Hands Off Fix How-to

07 October 2014 - 02:36 PM

This looks very interresting and promising, im deffo gonna built this into my hackintosh!

 

Hardware question thou, Would a combo of the TP-link TL-WDN480 and a IOgear BT 4.0 adapter be sufficient (most cost efficient i assume)

 

Or do we need hardware like this Apple Branded adapter

 

Probly both will work but i want to be sure :)

 

edit: i found this card, which seems cheap and neat, but wondering if the bluetooth part will work on this for handoff/continuity

If you skip to the bottom of the listing you will have your answer on the card you found on ebay in your last sentence :) 

  • Not: Not for IBM/HP/Apple Desktop!!

In Topic: OS X Yosemite DP's builds!

07 October 2014 - 02:28 PM

I’m quite sure it doesn’t require 802.11ac because some Mac models that don’t have it (first rMBP for example) were reported to have working Handoff. And many also reported that the Broadcom BCM94331CD card (a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0) works oob too.

Ok, let me put this in perspective for all the doubters... No iPhone, I repeat, no iPhone, iPad or iPod have wireless AC apart from the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. None. How could that be a determining factor when it is not supported on any other mobile device apart from the latest iPhone? Handoff is a feature that works in conjunction with iOS and OS X. If the iOS device does not supported it, it will not be able to use it. I just don't get why people are still doubting that it is a bluetooth issue?

In Topic: OS X Yosemite DP's builds!

04 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

After poking around for awhile now, I'm kinda gathering that you need a 802.11ac compatible wifi card for Handoff…? Does that sound right?

No, you do not need an AC compatible wireless card. If that was the case then any mac manufactured before 2013 would not have it. It's still being investigated. We will know more when Yosemite is released to the public in 2 weeks time. My assumption is that if you have a compatible BT 4.0 card with LE and a supported chipset there will be a way to activated Handoff. The CSR cards are a hit and miss, the broadcom cards have normally good support.

 

I'm not too bothered at the moment, I have an iPhone 5S and an iPad Air but they are on 7.1.2 because of the jailbreak. When the iOS 8 jailbreak is released then I will be interested!

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