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The Week in Mac Accessories: Brand new bag

Papa's got a brand new bag. Several bags, in fact: Our latest roundup of Mac gear features all sorts of ways to keep your computer safe from scratches, drops, hacking, and your dirty, dirty hands.

Mac Gems: Stay connected with VPN AutoConnect and stop VPN headaches

VPN AutoConnect is a simple utility for staying connected to a virtual private network.

How 802.11ac networking boosts the MacBook Air's Wi-Fi performance

The new MacBook Air sports built-in compatibility with the newest draft networking standard, 802.11ac, an upgrade of the current 802.11n.

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Obama pushes for higher speed broadband in schools

U.S. President Barack Obama wants the nation's students to have access to faster broadband in their schools and libraries.

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Intel outs speedy Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20-gbps transfer speeds

Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.

How we tested the nation's networks

Our approach to testing wireless service has always been to closely replicate how people use wireless service in the real world, and then measure how well it really works. That’s why we do the testing ourselves.

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8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

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AirPort interference? Leave it alone

Is your cordless phone causing interference issues with your AirPort network? Change your phone rather than your AirPort settings.

Review: Apple's AirPort Extreme is a safe choice

Some non-Apple routers deliver higher performance, but some don't offer Mac-specific features such as Time Machine support.

Video: How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

In this Tech Tip video, we'll show you how to do more than just set a password to restrict access to your Wi-Fi network.

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