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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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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Bluetooth Not Available?

Mac OS X 10.6.4, MacBook Pro, Apple Magic Trackpad. The trackpad is unresponsive. Right-clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar shows me gray text that says "Bluetooth not available". I don't ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
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Hear music/the sound from iphone to pc with Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 5. I used to connect my iphone to my pc with Bluetooth and it worked great! I didn't use it for a while, and now it doesn't work. I'm connected with Bluetooth and everything seems ...
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Teather Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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WhatsApp on iOS plays voice notes on Speaker. How can i force it to play them on my BT Headset?

I got an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 paired with a Sony DR-BTN200 headset. Whenever i get a voice note on WhatsApp and i play it back, music pauses on my BT headset but the voice note is played from the ...
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Handoff with Dongle [closed]

I have an early-2011 13" MBP. Just one year too old for Bluetooth 4.0 LE (a requirement for Handoff). In theory, if I were to get a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle, would that enable my MacBook Pro to use ...
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Bluetooth headset A2dp on iPad not working

This seems like a basic tech support question, but google is failing me.... I just paired a bluetooth headset (single ear) with my iPad. This headset is known for having a very good a2dp profile ...
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Is there a way to stop Bluetooth coming back on after an update

When i do an update via the Settings app on the iPhone (because the computer i sync to iTune doesn't connect to the net) after the update is done Bluetooth is turned back on. because Updates can be ...
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Can I import photos from iPhone to Mac without a cable?

Often I don't have a cable to connect my iPhone to the Mac. Can I use Bluetooth or Wifi to import photos and movies from iPhone to iPhoto?
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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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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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can't add magic mouse as favourite in OS X 10.9.4

My already paired magic mouse doesn't get connected automatically when switched on next time. I went through many articles and they suggest adding the mouse as favourite which i am not able to do in ...
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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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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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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Bluetooth not available anymore

I have a Macbook Pro (late 2011) with the latest OS X (10.9.4) and once in a while the Bluetooth subsystem disappears and the system hangs for a few seconds every ~10 minutes. The icon in the menu bar ...
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CoreBLuetooth limitation ios cannot scan all bluetooth devices ? [closed]

When it comes to the implementation about scanning BLuetooth device, I have found that only BLE devices can be scanned by iOS running iOS7.1.1 but all Bluetooth devices can be scanned by Android ...
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Using a iPhone 5 as a bluetooth receiver/audio sink

Imagine this: you are in a hotel on a holiday trip and want to see something on TV, but your partner doesn't like it and prefers reading a book. There are a lot of small devices you could plug in the ...
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Bluetooth timeout on Mac Mini

I was wondering if there is any way to keep bluetooth peripherals active for a set amount of time. For example the connection to a keyboard I have just bought is lost after about 10 seconds of ...
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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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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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Connect iphone to multiple output devices to play music

How can I output music from a iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker and at the same time output to another sound appliance where the iPhone is jacked into. Like a Bose stereo device.
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How to use control key with remote access app using an iPad and bluetooth keyboard?

I use Apple Bluetooth keyboard with iPad. It works well, but the control key doesn't work with remote access program such as iSSH, Remoter VNC, LogMeIn and Remoter VNC. In order to use control key ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in enter link description here I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The status ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer without using Photostream?

Sometimes I take a quick photo with my iPhone's camera and I need to get it onto my iMac. I'd love to do this wirelessly (like syncing and everything else). I'm aware that iCloud's Photostream should ...
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How to rename a bluetooth device in OSX Lion?

Before I upgraded to OSX Lion, I could open up the Bluetooth Preferences, select a device, click on the settings icon, choose 'Rename Device' and rename the Bluetooth device. Now that I've upgraded ...
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Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
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Inverted scrolling for external mouse

I have an external microsoft mouse for my iMac. When I updated to Mavericks it inverted the mouse scrolling but I can't change it back. The mouse has a specific program that controls preferences ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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Bluetooth Headset problems in Windows 8.1

I have a Mid 2012 MBP MD101 and a Sony DR-BTN200 Bluetooth Headset that works wonders on Mavericks and my Xperia S. In Windows 8.1 though, it is only working for a couple minutes each time i connect ...
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Bluetooth corruption on 2013 Macbook Pro

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro. OS Version is 10.9. I'm using a trackpad connected to the bluetooth. All of the sudden, and at random times, my trackpad will lose its connection and will not ...
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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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Disable bluetooth keyboard for second mac

I've searched through some sites and couldn't find any solution for my problem, so finally landed here :) I have two mac's in my job - one has bluetooth keyboard, one wired. I want to permanently ...
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iOS: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know iOS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be switched ...
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Using Iphone as bluetooth replacement for mac

I have a late 2011 mac book pro with bluetooth 2.1 which works terribly with my speakers. Is there anyway I can use my Iphone 5s with bluetooth 4.0 as a sort of replacement. Through USB, WIFI or ...
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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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Workaround for Mavericks Bluetooth/Wi-Fi interference?

I have this problem: I normally have Bluetooth enabled so I can make use of my speaker system and Magic Trackpad on my mid-2012 11" MacBook Air (2.0 GHz i7, 8GB). However, when it's enabled, Wi-Fi ...
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Change Vendor/Product Id of a USB Dongle

I have a Broadcom USB Bluetooth Adaptor that I am working with, and for my project I need to change the dongle's Vendor ID and Product ID. I have tried editing the IORegistry, but it appears they are ...
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PC as Bluetooth Airplay receiver

Well, the title pretty much speaks for itself. I would like to stream my Mac's music to my PC over Bluetooth. It appears this isn't supported by default (or at least my devices are reporting it's ...
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Switch Between Apps With Alt-Tab / Command-Tab on iPad using Bluetooth Keyboard

I have an iPad 2 (with iOS 5) and an Apple bluetooth keyboard. I could be much more productive if I could do Alt-Tab (I think this is Command-Tab) app switching using my keyboard. Is there any way to ...
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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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To what degree should the oldness of my phone affect my tethering speed?

I have an iPhone 4s on Verizon that I am using to tether with Bluetooth. TestMy.net indicated a throughput of about 200kbps, which it suggests is 2% of the typical throughput it sees from Verizon. It ...
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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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iPhone: get Internet via Bluetooth

Is it possible to get the internet connection via Bluetooth (PAN) on an iPhone 3gs ? Note: I'm not asking about sharing the iPhone's internet connection via bluetooth to other devices; I want to do ...
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Modify Bluetooth plist DeviceCache and retain changes?

I was following this page: Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth? to modify the bluetooth plist settings on my Mac to allow a Chinese PS3 controller to work with my Mac. ...
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How can we keep bluetooth audio devices always on?

Under Windows operating systems, there are usually an option that allows users to keep bluetooth audio device always on instead of turn off when not used (otherwise known as power saving mode). I ...
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How to toggle Target Display Mode on iMac using a non-mac wired keyboard?

I have a new Late 2013 rMBP and a Mid 2011 iMac. I want to use the iMac in Target Display Mode so I can operate it as a second monitor for the laptop. I have two questions: I can easily turn on TDM ...
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Is it possible to have my MacBook become an iBeacon?

Is it possible to have my MacBook become an iBeacon? I would like it to broadcast itself to iOS devices which support iBeacons. If this is possible, what are the hardware requirements of the computer ...