Bluetooth is a proprietary open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short wavelength radio transmissions) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. -Wikipedia

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Bluetooth Not Available - Mid 2010 Macbook Pro

I have a 13" mid 2010 Macbook Pro running 10.8.3. For some reason, I started it up the other day and my Bluetooth is now for some reason unavailable. I've had this problem in the past, and if my ...
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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, ...
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Routing Bluetooth audio in and out of headphone/mic jack on iPhone

I would like to be able to route the audio from a Bluetooth headset out of the headphone/mic jack on an iPhone. That is, to be able to send the mic input from the Bluetooth device out the jack and ...
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Why does iOS autocorrect some words but not others when using a bluetooth keyboard?

I know that official iOS support for bluetooth keyboards is minimal, and that AutoCorrect is theoretically unavailable. (According to Meg St. Claire via the Apple support forums, this is by design). ...
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Bluetooth Remote for Mac (for Plex)

So now that Macs no longer come with infrared I can't use the Apple Remote to control Plex, which is pretty disappointing. Does anyone know of a good Bluetooth remotes that will work with Plex? I've ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a thumbnail of all the photos on an iPhone using Alfred Workflow?

I'd like to have a workflow for Alfred that enables me to get a particular photo from my iPhone directly in my clipboard using bluetooth or USB, is it possible to script ImageCapture to do that? ...
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Place a call through an iPhone using bluetooth / USB

I've seen some references to apps like Phone Amego that enable to call on a mac using the iPhone. This app is not really working well, but I wanted to know if other solutions existed? (I'm not looking ...
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iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Following my this question I finally decided to get a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. I bought some cheap (around 40 USD) Chinese crap, but designed specifically for iPad Mini -- i.e. an ...
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How to block bluetooth device that spams me with pairing requests?

A bluetooth device that is not mine nor under my control asks my computer to pair, about every minute or so. Interestingly, it's fairly effective as a DOS attack actually. Disabling my BT is not an ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2010 bluetooth headset

I have a "KINIVO BTH220" wireless bluetooth headset. I can connect it without any problem with iPhone 4S. However, when I try to connect it with MacbookPro 13" (Mid 2010), it won't show up in the ...
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Mac Mini 2012 - dual band bluetooth?

does anyone know what the radio is in the mac mini late 2012? The only detail I can find is that it is 4.0, but I can't find out if it is dual-band capable.
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Mac mini with mountain lion - Can I disable built in bluetooth, and use an aftermarket bluetooth dongle?

Is it possible? The built in bluetooth seems to have tons of issues, and I can't help but think an aftermarket 3rd party dongle will have fewer problems.
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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Stop Automatically Switching to Bluetooth Audio

I have a pair of headphones that I really like. I also spend over 12 hours a day in front of my MacBook. As such, I prefer to use some voice commands using Speakable Items. However, due to the ...
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Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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“A Bluetooth audio error occurred”

I'm getting this popping up on my Mac multiple times a day: I have an Apple keyboard attached via Bluetooth, and nothing else. It doesn't say anything else is connected either, just this alert pops ...
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Send laptop audio to iphone via bluetooth

I have an Iphone 4th Gen, and Philips dock speakers which I use with the phone. The dock doesn't have any aux input, and I would like to use the dock as a speaker for my laptop. I know I can achieve ...
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Transfer contacts between iPhone 4 and old feature phone

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 4 from an old Samsung SGH-G600 and want to transfer contacts. At the shop they offered to do it for me for £15 which I thought was ridiculous so I'm hoping there's a ...
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Unable to tether via bluetooth after iOS 6.1.3 update

After updating my iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.3 I can no longer tether my Nexus 7 using Bluetooth. The devices pair without any kind of problems, but using the iPhone for internet access just fails silently. ...
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Is it possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad via WiFi and use it instead of the built in one?

It is possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad using bluetooth, BUT would it be possible to achieve the same kind of connection with a microphone but over a WiFi network? To explain: I have ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

Every time I connect my bluetooth headset to my Mac, iTunes decides it times to launch. Is there a way I can prevent this behavior? I found this tread, but there is no solution: ...
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Will OTA (Over-the-Air) updates download when tethered?

I have a wifi-only iPad, and I understood (or, have heard) it will automatically download iOS system updates when connected to wifi. Will iOS automatically download an OTA (Over-the-Air) update when ...
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Interference/Lag with BT Headset

I bought a pair of Logitech HBS700 bluetooth headphones which I've been trying to use with my iPad 3. The problem is, at seemingly random intervals, playback stops and I have to wait for a second ...
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iPad App — Mirror Video over Bluetooth?

I'm looking for a very specific iOS app. A universal app would be preferable, but iPad only would be fine. I'm looking for the ability to control one or more device's video playback from another ...
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How can I remap a play-button keypress from a Bluetooth headset on OS X?

I have an LG Tone (HBS 700) Bluetooth stereo headset, and am using it with OS X Lion. The headset has a play/pause toggle button, but unlike my keyboard's play button, which will toggle play/pause ...
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iPhone default Bluetooth music app

How does my iPhone choose which music app to start when I pair with the Bluetooth unit in my car? I'd like it to automatically start Spotify every time, but sometimes it starts playing from the Music ...
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Why is my iOS not detecting Bluetooth device names?

I am trying to list of bluetooth devices from my app. My Bluetooth is enabled in settings but doesn't detect device names.
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Crash after sleep when Bluetooth Trackpad and Keyboard are used

Since I am using the Bluetooth Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad, my MacBook Pro crashes during the sleep (it doesn't wake up and becomes very hot). Then I need to switch it off using the hardware ...
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Can I use Logitech ultrathin wireless keyboard for iPad also with my MacBook?

This is the product, and it links to your iPad with Bluetooth: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover The question is whether one could also use it with other Mac devices such ...
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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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Headphones connected?

I got the following string when restoring the OS. What does it mean? I don't have any headphones or other devices connected. Setup Assistant: StartListeningForHeadphonesGettingPluggedIn Setup ...
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On a mid-2011 iMac, how do I use Bluetooth on Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 over a Boot Camp installation of Windows 7 on my mid-2011 iMac. By and large it's worked perfectly, UX issues notwithstanding, apart from the rather critical part of a complete ...
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Is there an easy way to repeatedly connect a Magic Trackpad to different workstations? [duplicate]

We pair program where I work, and like many people there, I have my own mouse and keyboard that I take with me as I rotate between workstations. I want to try using a magic trackpad at work, but I ...
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Apple wireless keyboard it's always turned off at startup

My wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard has been acting up recently. While I use the computer it works just fine but every time I boot up the computer after it has been shut down the keyboard, which is ...
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My iMac suddenly crashed when I turned off my Bluetooth headset. Why?

My iMac running OSX 10.8.2 suddenly turned itself off. It was a hard reset. It said that an error had occurred. Basically the equivalent of a Windows 'blue screen.' It happened when I turned off my ...
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Is line level Bluetooth audio possible with iPhone?

In my car i have a 3.5mm jack that I want to connect to my iPhone 5. I currently am just running a standard 3.5mm cable from my phone to the port, but that audio volume isn't that great. So I thought ...
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Enable Internet Sharing over Bluetooth PAN

I'm trying to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection with my iPad over Bluetooth. The MacBook is running Snow Leopard. On the Sharing preference page, I can select Ethernet as the source, but ...
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Sharing GPS signal to a Wifi-only iPad

I want to share live GPS data from an Android smartphone to my iPad (4th generation wifi-only). I've read about BTstacks and other jailbreak tweaks, but I don't want to jailbreak! I have also read ...
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Bluetooth speaker with selectable source and compatible with iPhone 4s

Both my wife and I have iPhone 4s' and we both listen to podcasts a lot. We like to stream them through a bluetooth speaker (portable). We are looking for a speaker that allows you to pair multiple ...
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Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth?

I have a Sony DUALSHOCK 3 SIXAXIS controller, I can use it as a USB controller on my OS X Mountain Lion MacMini and it works perfectly. I have it set up in Bluetooth so that when it is not connected ...
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What can I do with an iPad Bluetooth-paired to a Mac?

I have successfully paired my iPad Gen 3 to my Mid-2012 MacBook Air. What can I do with this connection?
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Is there an OS X app to route keyboard via bluetooth?

I want an app on my desktop that lets me route my keyboard to my iPhone via bluetooth. The main goal is to type with the keyboard when I get a text. I don't mind having to click a button on an app. ...
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How to change Bluetooth channel used by Google Earth

This might be more a Google Earth issue, but here goes. I've paired my Mountain Lion laptop with a Garmin Bluetooth GPS, and can confirm getting NMEA data over the serial channel with cat ...
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detect thunderbolt display connection and switch bluetooth accordingly

I have a thunderbolt display that I use as a docking station with wireless keyboard and mouse. Is there a way to turn on bluetooth when connecting the display and turn it off when disconnecting the ...
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Bluetooth connection issues with LG Soundbar and Macbook Pro or iPhone

I picked up an LG soundbar a few months back, largely as it allowed me to stream audio using bluetooth which seemed a great idea for streaming from either my MacBook or my iPhone. Since i've had the ...
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Wireless Keyboard Connection

I have the wireless bluetooth connecting keyboard for the iMac and it continues to disconnect even when the batteries are brand new. Is there anyway to enhance the bluetooth connection so that it will ...
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Bluetooth 4, how do we take advantage of its low energy features?

I have a iPhone 4s, the last version of 17" macbook pro, mac mini 4.1 purchased in early 2010 I think, with multiple trackpads and multiple Apple BT keyboards. When using a keyboard with the 4s ...
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Bluetooth headset for both input and output

Does anyone know of a Bluetooth headset with microphone that actually provides both audio input AND output? My Logitech H600 set seems to do either one or the other, but not both.
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Can an iPhone act as an audio source to a Mac?

Is there a way to pull the audio from an iphone phone call to a mac either via bluetooth or USB? In other words, use the mac and a cellular phone hybrid? I'd like to be able to record a phone call or ...
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Pairing MacBook Pro and two Magic Trackpads

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (non-Retina) running Lion and two Magic Trackpads - one for work and one for the home office. If I'm away from the office for too long (say a long holiday weekend), my office ...