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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Can I use a Macbook (or an iMac) as a Bluetooth Player?

We all know that iPhone, iPod, and iPad cannot act as bluetooth players since they only have the hardware to act as a Bluetooth server. My question is if Macbook and iMac are similar. If not, I like ...
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External Bluetooth 4.0 dongle on 2009 iMac

I have a late 2009 iMac and I am developing a BLE app for iOS. At this point of time I don't have an iPhone or an iPad either to test the app on, so I have to user the simulator for the same. My ...
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iOS Says “Connection failed and unsupported” when connecting to Mac through Bluetooth

Im trying to connect my iPhone 5s to my Early 2011 MBP through bluetooth. When I try to connect after pairing, it gives me the following error: After searching around on the web, I found people ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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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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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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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 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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How to choose Bluetooth controller in OS X Lion?

My Mac Pro's internal bluetooth is broken. For the past 2 years, I've been getting by just fine with a USB Bluetooth adapter. I had to temporarily remove that adapter recently, and after putting it ...
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How to remove iOS 7 Grey Line voiceover mode

In order to be able to use a clicker with my iPad, so that I can do proper formal business presentations with Keynote, I am using this Satechi Bluetooth Clicker. ...
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Two Bluetooth devices + MacBook Pro + 2.4gHz WiFi = no network throughput; why?

My wife has two MacBook Pros. One is old; the other is new as of a week or two ago. We have a combination of three Bluetooth devices: two keyboards (one Apple; one Logitech) and a magic mouse. We ...
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iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1 and Oticon streamer

My wife has a iPhone 4 updated to i OS 7.1 and is hooked up by Bluetooth to her hearing aids. She can hear the phone ring through the streamer and receive calls. She can not get the alerts for ...
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How can I install a working bluetooth library for Python?

I need to access Bluetooth from Python. I have tried installing lightblue via easy_install. It installs properly, but when I try to import it it fails. User@Mac:codes$ python Python 2.7.5 (default, ...
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My iPad's bluetooth tethering doesn't work

I'm trying bluetooth tethering from Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Pairing is successfully done and there are rings on iPad's status bar. However, functions using Internet connection don't work, with an error ...
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Using CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) dongle with mid-2011 iMac

I recently purchased a CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy aka BLE) dongle and I'm using it on a mid-2011 iMac that doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0 support. Just plugging it in doesn't ...
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BMW link app not working on iPhone 5 after restoring my phone

I have a iPhone 5 and I downloaded the BMW link app which was paired up with my BMW S ONE. For some reason after I reset my phone it no longer pairs up with my car as if I have failed to switch ...
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tmux key bindings disable when using wireless bluetooth keyboard

Can't figure out how to keep tmux key bindings enabled when using bluetooth keyboard.
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MacBook Pro won't use usb bluetooth dongle

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and I'm trying to connect to a bluetooth device that requires bluetooth 4.0. To achieve this, I got a IOGear dongle. I have the same problem as that described in ...
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Stream music from iPhone to another phone over Bluetooth

Can you send music data from your iPhone to Android with Bluetooth? I've got an Android Phone plug on my stereo and I want to use my iPhone to play music on it. Is it possible?
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How to use a Bluetooth speaker with the iPod app in iOS 3?

I have a new Bluetooth speaker paired with my old iPhone that runs iOS 3.1.3. Paired, but when I use the iPod app on the iPhone: playback is on the iPhone. How do I get playback through the ...
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iPhone 4 with iOS7 causes skips in bluetooth audio

I have an iPhone 4. Everything worked great in iOS6. Ever since I updated to iOS7 I have had a problem described exactly by the user of this post, quote: Whenever I happen to wake the phone or ...
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USB Audio Adapter for Bluetooth Headset

I have a bluetooth headset that works on phones and ipad with excellent audio quality. It works with the Mac mini too but the audio quality is awful for both headphones and the microphone (I've tried ...
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How can I tether a phone for Personal Hotspot and use my Bluetooth Headset at the same time?

I'm attempting to tether an Android phone via Bluetooth (PAN), while using my Bluetooth headset (Jawbone Icon HD). When the Android phone is connected, the iPhone 5s refuses to connect to the ...
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Pairing 5th generation iPod touch with Bluetooth-HID dongle and windows PC

Aim: I am trying to pair my 5th generation iPod touch with windows PC. I also have a "Bluetooth to HID" USB dongle(connected to windows PC), which I am trying to pair with my iPOD touch. The ...
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How can I share media from phone to computer via bluetooth: video

My home internet connection is limited to 1mbs down which makes it very hard to watch videos on my computer. However my cellular connection is a very respectable 50mbs down, making videos on my phone ...
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Wireless Keyboard not working with Mac Mini

I have the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a very recent Mac Mini. The keyboard exhibits very strange behaviour: meta keys / shortcuts such as CMD+TAB work, but none of the main letters do. Caps lock ...
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Using two bluetooth headsets for stereo audio in iOS

If I buy two of a certain bluetooth 3.0 single-ear headset with a2dp support, and wear one on each ear, is there any way for iOS to give me stereo audio (right channel goes to one headset via a2dp and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Bluetooth mouse quit functioning after lion 10.7.2 update

I will be as short yet detailed possible. The devices are Microsoft IntelliMouse Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The keyboard still works. The mouse no longer works properly since I updated from lion ...
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How can I get back the option to NOT require pairing in Lion? This is a change from Snow Leopard

I have Lion 10.7.1 -- I noticed that in System Preferences --> Sharing --> Bluetooth Sharing there is not longer the option to NOT require pairing. Why was this removed? How can I get that back, or ...
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Application to copy SMS messages from Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to Mac?

What application could I use to copy SMS messages from a Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to a Mac? I previously used BluePhoneElite 2 for this. But it no longer seems to be able to read the ...
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iPhone 4 Bluetooth Compatability

I have a problem with the connection between my iPhone 4 and the bluetooth system in my car. Frequently it will not connect to my car and frequently the connection breaks down during dialling and ...
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Does rebooting an iOS device always unpair connected Bluetooth peripherals?

I am writing an iPad app that connects to wireless Bluetooth printers. We've discovered that when the iPad is rebooted, the printers that were paired and connected when the iPad was on do not ...
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Better way of using the iPhone with a Bluetooth speaker

I got a Bluetooth wireless speaker and it is great in many ways. I can listen to podcasts and music without wires to get in the way. I have one small first-world problem. If i want to type up a ...
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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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iPad's Bluetooth keyboard hide/show signal

My iPad will automatically hide the on screen keyboard when a bluetooth keyboard (or a device pretending to be one) is connected. However, the physical keyboard can send a signal which will bring the ...
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Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
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iPhone app for pushing missed call information and SMS messages to the Mac?

Very often I work with my headphones on, and my phone e.g. left in the jacket away from me, so that neither call tones nor vibrating alerts reach me. Been thinking that it should be possible to ...