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I am new to Mac and have experience both these issues, I hopefully can shed some light on the first question, but have not yet found an answer to question 2. To turn off TDM on my late 2013 iMac (connected to a late 2011 macbook pro) I have to type in my iMac password followed by cmd +F2 - its a bit of hit and miss, but it is the only way I can get TDM to ...
That's a great idea! I also found a new app PhotoToMac that transfers your Camera Roll photos to your Mac over WiFi. I installed it immediatly and it works like a charm.
I found the answer! Mavericks caches preferences so you need to load your changes into Mavericks' cache. The key is to do: defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist in terminal after making your changes to the bluetooth.plist and before turning bluetooth back on. See here: ...
Open terminal and type: sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist Enter rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist Enter Reboot OSX. The commands above will remove the MAC addresses of the 'remembered' bluetooth devices from the systems settings. If you want to have a look at the actual contents of those files copy the original file ...
iOS apps are allowed to monitor for specific Bluetooth LE(Low Energy)/4.0 device services in the background. But not regular (non-LE/4.x) Bluetooth devices. However, iOS apps are not allowed to start a cellular phone call without specific user interaction (for obvious security reasons).
It's worth noting that since asking this question, iBeacons have gained more traction. Apple now uses them in their stores to give locations specific information on product displays (http://www.zdnet.com/apple-launches-ibeacon-in-254-stores-to-streamline-shopping-experience-7000024026/), and other companies are starting to follow suit.
I do not know of a third-party device (besides Apple-approved accessories) to be able to control the iPhone, least to launch an app on the iPhone. Moreover, Apple has reserved Bluetooth for limited data transfer (over AirDrop and with other iOS devices only) or accessory access.
You need to open both your cars bluetooth settings (there should be something like "pair new device") and your iPod's bluetooth settings. That way the devices can get paired. This only needs to be done the first time. From then on, the connection should work automatically.
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