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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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 ...
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Sharing a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse sequentially between two Macs

I work out of my house where I have two computers: a mid-2010 Macbook Pro (for my day job) and a mid-2010 iMac (personal). During the workday, my iMac acts as a second display for my Macbook Pro via ...
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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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Can I set the stereo Bluetooth profile as the default, or remove the mono profile?

Whenever I turn on my Nokia bluetooth headphones they automatically connect to my Macbook. The problem is they always connect to the Mono (and not the Stereo) profile. So I have to disconnect and ...
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How does Bluetooth improve location accuracy?

I noticed that iOS 7 on my iPad now says this in the Bluetooth pane of the preferences if Bluetooth is turned off: "Location accuracy and nearby services are improved when Bluetooth is turned on." ...
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How to set already-paired bluetooth devices again into discovery mode?

How can I set a Magic Trackpad (or, any other bluetooth device, I guess) into discovery mode, if it has already been paired to another mac? Anything I find on google just mocks me.
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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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Can I transfer photos from iPhone 4 to a MacBook via Bluetooth?

Is there any way to transfer photos from the iPhone 4 camera roll to a MacBook over 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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Can a MacBook act as bluetooth headset?

Is it possible to use my MacBook as a bluetooth headset? I would like to connect my phone to my MacBook via bluetooth, so that when calls or SMS come into my phone I get notified on my MacBook, and ...
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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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Turning off keyboard popup

When I connect a bluetooth keyboard to my computer, it pops up this icon: Can I get rid of that?
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Can you pair Mac AND iPad with same Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Can you pair both a Mac and an iPad 2 with the same Apple wireless keyboard, but not at the same time? Or do you have to un-pair one, and then pair it with the other?
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Reset Mac OS X bluetooth service?

Any way to do this either via a utility, command-line, or otherwise? I regularly have my headphones and moused paired which causes the bluetooth service to crash nearly daily. Sometimes I can just ...
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Can you tether via bluetooth?

I would like my iPad to connect to the internet via a bluetooth modem (in this particular case, a Samsung Omnia with a more convenient pricing plan.) The iPad has been bought full price and thus ...
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Can I use a PC/Mac keyboard as a Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone?

I'm wondering about the feasibility of using my iMac's built-in bluetooth as a source for keyboard input to my iphone. There are times I want to type longer messages in my iphone, i keep a bluetooth ...
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Can you solve these intermittent audio problems with Ford Sync and iPhone?

Most of the time my iPhone 3GS works well with the Ford SYNC system (based on Microsoft Auto/Windows CE) in my Mercury Milan Hybrid. I connect the iPhone to the car's USB input (inside the center ...
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Mac Mini as a bluetooth headset?

Is it possible to have a Mac Mini running OSX act as a bluetooth headset for the iPhone? (sound comes out the mini's speakers, sound goes in the mini's mic) I'm guessing that the mini would have to ...
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What car stereos work well with iPhone Bluetooth A2DP Streaming Audio

The iPhone 3G supports Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) but lacks any volume control. As a result, my JVC stereo with the KS-BTA200 Bluetooth adapter clipped stereo audio so horribly that I ended up removing ...
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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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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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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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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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Decent sweat-resistant headphones with mic (ie, iPhone compatible) [closed]

Similar to this question already posed: Decent headphones with a Mic for Android and iPhone, I'm looking for a pair of decent sweat resistant headphones that are good for working out. Originally I ...
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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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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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Can I use my iPhone as a fax machine modem using the Bluetooth connection?

I'd like to use my iPhone 4 as a bluetooth modem so I can send a fax using my Mac. I can pair my iPhone to the mac and then add a fax from the Printer section of System Preferences and then, I can ...
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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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What is the use of the bluetooth on iPad?

I would like to understand what other ways I can use the bluetooth on my iPad apart from connecting a keyboard via.
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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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What's fastest: iPhone 4 tethering with bluetooth, usb or the new hotspot feature?

I'm going to use the internet on a MacBook 5,2 and I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.1 and it's jailbroken (and using TetherMe), if it makes any differences.
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iPhone 3G bluetooth unaccessible

This is all that's happening. My laptop, my other mobile and my desktop computer all see each other. But my iPhone just keeps "searching". Any tips on what to try?
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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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Does the new iPod Touch (iOS 4.1 / 4 gen) require that you jail break it to use a Blue Tooth keyboard?

I already have a BT keyboard and I don't really want to buy a new one, so my question is, will the BT keyboard I already have work with an ipod touch? Or will I need to use a proprietary Apple ...
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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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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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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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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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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 disable Bluetooth A2DP profiles on the iPhone 4?

Simple question: I'd like to disable the A2DP profile for either (a) specific devices paired with the iPhone or (b) the profile entirely from the phone. How can I disabled the A2DP profiles? There ...
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Auto Pairing of iPhone with Toyota Prius

Every time I want to connect an iPhone to the Toyota Prius, I have to do the following: On the Prius, go to the audio screen, then select the bluetooth tab. Press the connect button. On the iPhone, ...
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What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?

The top-left key on some bluetooth iPad keyboards functions as a home button. What happens when you connect the keyboard to a regular desktop and push the button, ie, what does the computer see? Is ...
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Is there a way to pickup iPhone calls on my Macbook Pro?

I have my iPhone headset plugged into my Macbook Pro so that I can listen to some proper music and have my Iphone 4 lying next to my MB Pro. Now, of course, it would be really really fancy if there ...
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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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Over-promiscuous bluetooth on Macbook Pro

So I have bluetooth stereo headphones (Motorola s305), that, now with iOS 4.1 and AVRCP, are a delight with my iPhone 3GS, at least, unless I happen to turn them on when my Macbook Pro is around. ...
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How can a keyboard be shared with an iPad?

What are the ways for both an iMac and an iPad to share the same physical keyboard? If it's possible to share a regular Apple bluetooth keyboard between both devices without jailbreaking the iPad, I ...
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What can you use the iPod 4th generation bluetooth for?

I am wondering what I can use the bluetooth capability in the iPod touch fourth generation for? I tried to pair it to a Motorola headset, but I was not able to pair it. Jailbreaking is not an option ...
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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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What version of Bluetooth does Magic Mouse need?

Just wondering what minimum Bluetooth version does the Magic Mouse need?
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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 ...