Apple releases Time Machine and AirPort Updates 1.0

Apple has released an update for users of its Time Capsule backup device. Time Machine and AirPort Updates 1.0 includes compatibility improvements for using Time Machine with Time Capsule, as well as AirPort driver fixes, according to notes provided with the update.

Time Capsule was announced at Macworld Expo in January and began shipping to customers in late February. Combining an 802.11n network access point and a hard disk drive, Time Capsule is the hardware companion to Time Machine, Apple’s built-in Mac OS X backup application.

Time Capsule features dual-band antennas for 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies. It also comes equipped with one USB 2.0, one Gigabit Ethernet, and three Gigabit LAN ports.

The device also has a built-in power supply and can connect to print wirelessly from a USB printer. In addition, Time Machine offers Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA-2), 128-bit WEP encryption and a built-in NAT firewall that support NAT-PMP for Leopard’s Back to My Mac feature.

The update is currently available using the Software Update application in Mac OS X.

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