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Wi-Fi Chat: Make New Friends Over Wi-Fi Networks

There are lot of applications out there that make a lot of crazy things happen, things that you’d never ever think of even trying. Yeah, I’m talking about applications, developed by all those brilliant masterminds who were rejected by the Empire.

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Wi-Fi Chat is one such interesting Android app, that lets you chat with your friends or even strangers over a Wi-Fi connection and on a Wi-Fi connection. It means that you can chat with that cute neighbor you never had the guts to talk to using Wi-Fi chat.

Wi-Fi chat, literally works as a friend-finder, looking for nearby people on a Wi-Fi network around you. How cool is that? And yes, you can chat without entering any password/username for a found Wi-fi network. But, the chances of that are quite rare as not everyone will have this app installed on their Android phone. So, it all depends on your luck or maybe you could slip in a note or make an announcement about this app so others will download it.

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After installation, when you open this app on your device, it automatically scans for all the available Wi-Fi access points near to you and then lets you select any one of them. Once selected, you’ll be asked to give in a username/nickname to start the chat. This will take you to the developers website, through the app and you can start discussions/conversations with strangers or friends depending on whether or not they have the app installed.

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The app worked pretty well on my Android device till the point where I had to begin chatting with someone, because no one had this app installed. Hence, I did not make any new friends.

It may not be the same case with you, so why don’t you try it out and let us know if it worked for you. You can download Wi-Fi Chat from the Android Market for free.

Apple Includes “Air Drop” Features in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Enabling File transfer on a WiFi Network

The blogosphere these days are brimming with Apple mania, with the speculations of iPad 2 and the latest release of new line of Macbooks Apple is surely gearing up for a big year as far as its products are concerned. Amongst all these news and speculations, Apple has recently announced that their latest Operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will boast a brand new feature called as ‘Air Drop’. Although from the functionality point of view, AirDrop sounds very much simple but it will eventually prove to be useful for those users who are either using multiple computers or those who frequently share files with other users. One compulsion in usage of AirDrop is that all users have to have same WiFi network. As per Apple’s description of AirDrop the interface will also be very cool. Here is an excerpt from Apple’s description of AirDrop: Apple-AirDrop-feature

How to use AirDrop?

Well in order to use AirDrop you have to be nearby a WiFi hotspot plus your PC or a Mac must be having the latest WiFi hardware. To initiate it, you have to open the AirDrop panel on all the devices amongst which you want to make it work, then wait for Macs to pop-up on AirDrop panel search screen. Once done then all you need to do is drag the files that you want to transfer via AirDrop and click confirm. Apple is also planning to release fixes for AirDrop in upcoming builds and versions.

source:9to5mac intelligence