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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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 ...
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How do I fix the 3-5 second lag when typing with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard on a Windows 7 PC?

I've been trying to use an Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard with my Windows 7 PC (My own build, not Apple hardware). If I stop typing for as few as 10-15 seconds, when I start typing again and if I ...
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iPhone 4S does not pair with any bluetooth headset

I have an iPhone 4S that does not pair with any bluetooth headsets. I've tried Jabra, Plantronics and Jawbone products. It just keeps searching for the device but never finds it.
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Will the Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard Case “for ipad2” work with the new ipad?

I have an ipad2, and I have this keyboard case: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/1222/8213 Will the "new ipad" fit nicely into this case, physically? Or, if I get one of the new ipads, will I need to ...
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How do I share bluetooth keyboard with iPhone and iMac without re-pairing every time?

This may be an impossible request, but I'm looking for some way, or some software to install, that lets me choose which device I want to type on at a particular moment. For example: Most of the time ...
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Which iOS presentation/slideshow app can be controlled by a Trust Wireless bluetooth remote

I want to use my iPhone (4S) with the VGA adapter to display presentations on a beamer (projector) and control the advancement with a Trust Wireless Remote Control for iPad. The remote works well ...
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Mac Wireless Mouse, not apple brand

Which mouse is able connect to MBP 2011, But not apple brand. I'm looking for mouse that can connect without need to use the USB port permanently.
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Pair bluetooth keyboard when not logged in

I have a brand new Bluetooth keyboard (replacing an old one I spilt coffee on) and I would like to pair it with my iMac. Trouble is, I can't log in to the iMac because the keyboard is not paired. ...
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How can I use a Wii remote as a remote control for Keynote on my mid-2011 MacBook Air?

I have a Wii Remote and a mid-2011 MacBook Air. What do I do to pair the Wii remote with the Air, and what software can accept input from this Bluetooth device and send it to Keynote? I'm looking for ...
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Sharing Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

I know "teleport" will work between two Macs, but is there a way to share a keyboard and mouse between a Mac Mini and an older Dell PC? I'm asking because I received a Mac Mini and iPad for Christmas ...
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How can I pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

I have a Magic Trackpad that I'm using with my iMac. Everything works great, but I would also like to use the trackpad with my MacBook. For some reason, it seems that I can only pair the trackpad ...
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iPhone tethering not working via bluetooth

I can successfully tether my Mac (10.7.3) to my iPhone4 (5.0.1) via wifi, no problem, been doing it for months. However, when I try to tether via bluetooth instead, I can't seem to see the internet ...
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Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
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How do I send a file by Bluetooth from Android smartphone to an iMac running OS X Lion?

I am unsuccessfully sending a file from my smartphone Huawei Ideos X5 with Android 2.3.5 to my iMac. I paired the devices successfully. Android phone receives successfully anything from iMac, but iMac ...
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Can iPhone 4S use Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy channels simultaneously?

iPhone 4S comes with full support of Bluetooth 4.0, which means it can work in "low energy" mode. As far as I know it's a completely different protocol on the physical level, but on the application ...
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Can iPhone work with Bose dock and a Bluetooth speaker at the same time

I have a Bose docking station and was thinking of buying a wireless bluetooth Bose speaker as well for the living room If I play my iPhone on the docking station in the kitchen, will the blootooth ...
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MacBook has poor Bluetooth range

My current workspace setup is a black MacBook that is plugged into a 21" monitor, with a Wireless Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, both connected with Bluetooth. The issue is, I cannot take the two ...
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How can I press escape on a Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone?

I sometimes use a BlueTooth keyboard with my iPhone, which is lovely for writing emails, but I run into difficulties when using terminal on the iPhone - I like to edit files with vi(m), which requires ...
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iMac keyboard stops working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Keyboard disconnects The wireless Apple keyboard that came with my iMac has a tendency to suddenly disconnect from my iMac without no sensible reason (its not ...
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iOS app for toggling bluetooth when iPhone is plugged into dock

Are there any apps that will toggle bluetooth on/off when the phone is plugged or unplugged from power? I only use bluetooth in my car when it is plugged in the dock so that is the only time I would ...
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Why won't my iPad 2 let me turn bluetooth on?

This issue is about an interstate family member's iPad 2, so I'm afraid my knowledge of the issue and ability to troubleshoot are rather limited, but I'd appreciate any general help available. The ...
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Is it possible to use the Rōv scanner that ships with Delicious Library for general purpose scanning?

I have the package of a Microvision Rōv bluetooth barcode scanner and the Delicious Library software and it works awesomely well to scan UPC of books, dvd, and gadgets of all sorts into the library. ...
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Turn on bluetooth via terminal/command line

How can I turn on bluetooth via the terminal / the command line?
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Apple Wireless Keyboard not connecting automatically on wake

Recently I'm using my MacBook Air mostly in clamshell mode, with an  Wireless Keyboard and an  Magic Trackpad paired. Sometimes, weeks pass by without even opening the lid: connecting it at the ...
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Getting Bluetooth to Work After Moving Boot Camp Partition to New Mac

I had a Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 on my 2008-era MacBook Pro, and everything worked fine. I have a new MacBook Pro. I partitioned it using the Boot Camp Assistant, and then I copied my old ...
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Automatically turn bluetooth on or off depending on current network (MBP running Lion)

Is there any way to automatically turn Bluetooth on or off when my MacBook Pro (mid-2010, running Lion) joins specific networks? I typically want Bluetooth off except when I am connected to my home ...