Hello I have a few questions about the newest time capsule and what it can and can't be used for. A little background, I have a 2011 Mac Book that is running all the newest up to date software. My girlfriend has decided to buy the new macbook air and is interested in the time capsule for a back up utitilty. I have a few questions I was hoping someone who has used it can clear up. I understand that the time capsule acts as a router, so I would have to plug it in to the modem that my ISP provided me and it would increase the signal strength correct? That is my understanding anyway.
Also I see that the backups are automated and we really wouldn't have to do anything which is great, is the time capsule able to handle two different mac's connecting and save sets of both back ups separately, as in we would both to able to access our individual machines and they would be markedly different when viewing them in the time capsule? Which leads to the next major question I have. I see that you can grab a file you had previously deleted from your time capsule back ups which is great, but are you able to grab a file from someone else's back up and bring it to your machine? Can it work like a file server of sorts? An example would be that I have quite a bit of music on my mac not purchased from Itunes, would my girlfriend be able to grab music off from the time capsule over our wifi and drop it onto her machine? This would save a lot of her stealing my external hard drive so pull songs off from and be super convenient. Say drop a picture in the time capsule and she can just grab it when she wanted to? As in if I wasn't home and had my computer with me she could just take
Also is the it really worth it? To those who have used it would you actually recommend buying one? What do you use it for? Being able to back everything up is awesome but it would be great to have wireless sharing,