Share Files with AirDrop Between an Older Mac and a Newer One with This Setting


Share Files with AirDrop Between an Older Mac and a Newer One with This Setting

AirDrop is one of the simplest ways to share files in OS X, but it doesn’t work well between different versions of OS X. If you have one computer on Mavericks and another on El Capitan, they won’t find each other. OS X Daily shares a simple workaround.

To share files between different versions of OS X, you’ll just need to enable one setting. Open up AirDrop, then look for the text that reads “Don’t see who you’re looking for?” and click it. Then, click “Search for an Older Mac.” Now, your newer Mac should be able to find the older one.

To be clear, this won’t change the base system requirements for AirDrop (though depending on your operating system there’s a workaround for that too), but it will at least make it easier to share files.


AirDrop Now Working? Use Compatibility Mode for New Mac to Old Mac AirDrop Support | OS X Daily



EFF files FTC complaint against Google for spying on schoolchildren


“We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of all of our users, including students … We signed the Student Privacy Pledge to reaffirm the commitments we’ve made to schools.”

– Google for Education website

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation hereby petitions the Federal Trade Commission…to investigate the privacy practices of Google for Education, a project of Google, Inc., and to commence and enforcement action against Google.”

-Petition filed 12/1/2015 by the EFF to the FTC

Google is tracking and spying on America’s schoolchildren for its own benefit. This may not surprise you, it may not appall or even unsettle you. After all, what makes schoolchildren think they deserve special treatment? But, according to a complaint filed yesterday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation with the Federal Trade Commission, the situation has got to stop.

At the heart of the EFF’s complaint is the K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy, or Student Privacy Pledge. The EFF alleges that Google is violating the terms of that pledge, which the advertising giant signed onto this spring…

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