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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Control program other than iTunes with bluetooth headphones

I am using bluetooth headphones with OS X Lion. The headphones (like most bluetooth headsets) have built-in play/pause and back/forward controls. Using the play button will always launch iTunes, ...
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Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle detectable by iPhone 4S/5

I bought a CSR Bluetooth 4.0 dongle, when plugged into my computer, initially my iPhone 5 could not detect it, but if I set the dongle to broadcast as Headset mode in the Bluetooth settings, the ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I attempted to ask this question at superuser.com but so far I have not received any help. So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my ...
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Apple magic mouse only works on surfaces that are slightly reflective after 10.8.2 update

My magic mouse suddenly stopped tracking on the mousepad I have been using for a month now. Everything about the mouse works (gestures, clicking, etc) except tracking. Strangely enough, the mouse ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I'm a luddite and have a hardwired keyboard on my iMac. Booting into Windows is never a problem. A family member has an iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and a Mighty Mouse. Never having used these, I ...
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Serial-Ethernet or Serial-WiFi (or Serial-Bluetooth?) on OS X

I'm trying to connect a remote serial port to my MacBook Pro (and potentially other devices such as Windows or laptops, and Android tablets and smartphones) wirelessly. I've come across Serial-WiFi ...
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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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iPhone's Bluetooth - What? Why? How?

I googled a lot and read many documents. But I can't understand the concept behind iPhone's Bluetooth technology. In my knowledge, Bluetooth was used for: Transferring files between devices ...
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Is there an alternative to apple's standard wireless bluetooth trackpad? I.e., an aftermarket version of the same basic thing?

I have had continuing problems with apple's bluetooth wireless trackpad. the first one had strange performance problems -- I got a friendly apple agent to exchange it for me. The new one was better, ...
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Can I use my Mac's Bluetooth as a Personal Network?

I'm writing this question on my iMac. It's connected to the internet via WiFi as my modem/router is in another room. My iMac has bluetooth running for my magic mouse and apple keyboard. I've also got ...
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How can I hear ambient noise while listening to music via Bluetooth?

I have seen apps like Awareness or PlayEar that allow one to hear ambient audio while listening to music, but none of them support listening over bluetooth. Is there an app that does, or a way I can ...
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iMac consistently losing all bluetooth connectivity

I have a Late 2011 27" iMac that once a day loses all bluetooth connectivity. (Very rarely it will drop just the keyboard or just the mouse, but 99% of the time, it's everything) This is a huge ...
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Easy Way To Switch Between Apps Similar To Alt+Tab or Command+Tab on iOS 6 Using Bluetooth Keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switch Between Apps With Alt-Tab / Command-Tab on iPad using Bluetooth Keyboard Previously I asked if it was possible to do something similar to alt+tab or command+tab ...
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How do I search for a mouse that uses Mac's built-in bluetooth?

There are lots of wireless mice out there that work with Macs, but most require an extra USB thingy that takes up a USB port on my Macbook (and most Macbooks have few USB ports). What search terms ...
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Can't pair apple wireless keyboard

Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard (model number MC184LL/B) System: Macbook Pro Early 2011 running OS X 10.8 The keyboard gets detected and when I try to pair it, the system asks to enter some ...
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Can't remove bluetooth iPhone 3GS from OS X Mountain Lion

I paired my 3GS for network tethering and it worked fine until I closed my MacBook. Now it says that I'm connected to my phone when I am not. Clicking the 'Disconnect from Network' button does ...
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Apple Universal Dock & Bluetooth

Just acquired an azatom Tune-Stream Bluetooth dongle which turns 30-pin iPod docking stations into Bluetooth devices. However, it doesn't work when I insert it in an Apple Universal Dock (connected to ...
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How to Pair an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 3GS using Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 3GS that has a data plan and tethering enabled. It is running iOS 5.1.1 Being an iPhone it only does tethering over bluetooth and USB, not WiFi. I also have iPhone 4, a 1st-gen ...
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Connecting iPhone 4 to MacBook Pro via Bluetooth

I'm having issues when trying to connect my new MacBook Pro to my iPhone 4 via Bluetooth. I'm trying to connect my iPhone to my MacBook so that I can use the iPhone as a hotspot through Bluetooth and ...
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Magic Trackpad gestures don't work

A brand new Magic Trackpad has been paired to a 2011 Mac mini with OSX 10.8. This mini has no other bluetooth devices. OSX was upgraded in-place from Lion to Mountain Lion. The trackpad doesn't ...
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Wireless headset audio input/output

I recently bought a Logitech H800 headset, and I'm having an interesting issue using it as an audio device via bluetooth. First of all, it creates two audio output devices: The first H800 device ...
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Wireless Headphones Launching iTunes

I recently bought a set of Logitech H800 headphones for my Mac. Any time I connect them via bluetooth, iTunes launches. Is there a way to stop iTunes from launching just because I've connected a ...
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OSX bluetooth private network between 2 macs

Does anyone know how to create a private network over bluetooth that a couple of macs could use for screen sharing? Our wifi router doesn't seem to like screen sharing (kicks us off after a few ...
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Bluetooth problems

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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MacBook as a handsfree headset

Is there any way how to use laptop as a hands-free "headset" for my Android phone via Bluetooth? Actually it's very nice to answer on calls directly from computer. I have tried BluePhoneElite2 for ...
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Mac's internal Bluetooth no longer works; is it possible to use a Bluetooth-via-USB adapter?

My MacBook's internal Bluetooth stopped working.* My MacBook's System Information says "no information found" under "Bluetooth". Is it possible to use some kind of USB to Bluetooth adapter to connect ...
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Can you connect iPhone/iPad to Apple TV without WiFi network in place

I would like to make a presentation from an iPhone or iPad using an AppleTV and projector. Is it possible to do so without either a WiFi or LAN network in place (like in a bad hotel)? Is the AppleTV ...
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Wifi/Bluetooth/Ethernet all mixed up in Sys Prefs

Today took my iMac out of sleep (9,1) and it was not loading anything over the internet. So I looked into it, and noticed my wifi indicator has gone missing from my menu bar. So I looked further ...
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iPhone external speak with Bluetooth and AirPlay?

Most of the external speakers I've seen have either AirPlay [B&W Zeppelin] or Bluetooth [Bose Soundlink, Jawbone Big Jambox] but not both. Anyone know of an external speaker system that has both? ...
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Bluetooth controls from Notification Center on iPad

I find myself spending a lot of time moving through the menus to re-connect my iPad to my iPhone to tether the network. It would be great to be able to perform this task (or at least speed it up) ...
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Use iPod touch to connect phone to car stereo

I have a iPod touch 4, paired to Boss 758DBI in-dash car stereo. Why can't I use Bluetooth on iPod to pair my phone? Would like to do this so that I can have a handsfree conversation through my car ...
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Is there a remote desktop app for iPad that works well with a bluetooth keyboard?

I am a programmer and I like my new iPad because its screen is fantastic. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Adonit Writer Plus for the new iPad in the mail. Here's what I want to know: ...
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How do I send data from an iPhone via Bluetooth to a MacBook?

Since you can't send data via Bluetooth from an iPhone to a MacBook, I need to know if there exist any external bluetooth alternatives that you can use to transmit data to a MacBook?
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How do I send an image via Bluetooth from my Mac to my iPhone?

I need to connect my Mac to my iPhone and send a picture via Bluetooth. Can someone give me step by step instructions as in how to do this ? note: if there's any other way i could do this, then ...
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Detecting other bluetooth devices from my iPhone

When i turn on Bluetooth in my application it didn't detect other bluetooth devices. I wonder if there's a fault in my iPhone device or i didn't configure it properly. So at this moment i have my ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth (or USB) for iPad Tethering

How do the three tethering options for the iPad compare in the following areas: Range Security Speed Power usage (both laptop and iPad) I'm mainly looking for the difference between WiFi and ...
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Do iOS Contacts work with Prius car navigation systems?

According to the manual for my Prius, the contacts from a paired BT device, including an iPhone or iPad, should appear under the "Phonebook" tab in the car's navigation system, with entries containing ...
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Vibrating Bluetooth Bracelet/Watch

I'm looking for a device in the form of a bracelet/watch that vibrates when I receive calls and text messages; any recommendations?
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Which iPhones support the apt-X codec for Bluetooth audio?

I'm shopping for a new Bluetooth headset for my iPhone 4 and noticed that some headsets support the apt-X codec for "CD-quality sound". Presumably this is better quality than plain old A2DP that I've ...
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What version of Bluetooth does Magic Mouse need?

Just wondering what minimum Bluetooth version does the Magic Mouse need?
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How to control Bluetooth wireless radio from the command line?

This question is almost the same as my previous question, but with one major difference; I want to turn on/off Bluetooth from the command line (bash or similar), NOT from AppleScript - the answers for ...
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transfering contacts from my old phone to iPhone via Bluetooth

Is it possible to transfer all my contacts from my old phone to iPhone via Bluetooth?
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Where does OS X remember previously connected bluetooth devices?

I completely erased my hard drive (DOE compliant 3 pass secure erase) that had OS X Lion on it and reinstalled it from the recovery drive earlier today. To my astonishment, I saw that the Bluetooth ...
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Quickly change host for bluetooth keyboard

A while ago I stumbled upon an app that made it possible to change the device that a Bluetooth keyboard is connected to. This would allow me to quickly switch the keyboard between being connected to ...
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Why can't I run my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode?

I'm following these instructions to use my mid-2009 MacBook Pro in clamshell mode with a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. The keyboard and trackpad are paired with the computer and I've got the ...
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Activitate Voice Dictation from Bluetooth Keyboard

Getting to know my new iPad and I really like the voice dictation, but I can't figure out how to activate it from my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. My workaround is to turn off the keyboard so I get the ...
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Does having Bluetooth enabled draw extra power when no devices are connected?

I generally turn off Bluetooth on my Macs and iOS devices when I'm not actively using a Bluetooth device. My assumption is that this saves battery life, but I realize that I have no fact to back that ...
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How can I start Bluetooth tethering using the command line?

I'd like a quick way to start tethering using my iPhone, hopefully just using the keyboard. Using the bluetooth menu, I can choose the Connect to Network option in the submenu for my device, but is it ...
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How can I use my iPad with a Bluetooth headset or hands-free?

I'm looking to ditch my iPhone for my iPad. Apps I've tried are: Skype, Google Voice, Talkatone & Whisper. I've solved the incoming call problem, all that remains is the Bluetooth hurdle. When ...
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Any iOS apps for me to talk to people just nearby?

I want app for iPhone or iPad, which can search for people within 100 meters (probably need to use Bluetooth), and is able to exchange information with them or talk to them directly. Does anyone ...