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It turned out the problem was Skype. I have this running all the time and when you turn on your bt headphones it tries out the microphone as if it was in a call before ending the call. The problem goes away if you don't have Skype running. Alternatively, you can connect your headphones with skype open and then switch to its sound settings end switch things ...


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Have experienced the same issue when playing music over bluetooth from an iPhone. However with the Plantronics Backbeat Pro headphones I've found that the "OpenMic" function can be used to reduce the headphone volume to a certain extent: The microphone button on the base of the right earphone turns on "OpenMic" which reduces the music volume in order to ...


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You may be able to configure a bluetooth headset only as a microphone, but Rosetta Stone would refuse to recognize that microphone. a USB or an analog microphone is a must. It will NOT accept a bluetooth microphone but will accept the speaker part of the bluetooth headset. I tried to get the microphone to work with Rosetta Stone but no go. Here's the link as ...


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There is a command line program called caffeinate that will prevent the machine from sleeping, that is a free alternative to the available applications in the store. You can run it without any options and it will stay awake for as long as caffeinate is running, or you can specify a -t (timeout in seconds) that it will hold the machine awake for. There are ...


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I use a program called "NoSleep". It allows me to do exactly that - helps me download updates, for example, while I go home from work. You can get it from here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep


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That's actually a feature, albeit a very poorly documented one. The Apple Wireless Keyboard refuses attempts to be overtaken by a different host without a deliberate disconnect, physical access by the user, a very long timeout or a manual reset. Your keyboard model is that of "October 2009", the manual can be found here: ...


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Microsoft doesn't officially support iOS with the Designer Keyboard. They actually list it on their website as non-functional with iOS. This strikes me as a very inconvenient step seeing as I am using it right now on the iPad Pro and it is hands down better than any other iPad keyboard I have used... other that that idiotic refusal to dismiss the virtual ...


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blued listall This Terminal command will tell you all currently 'known' devices. You're going to have to figure out (by reading between the lines) which one is which (assuming you've named your trackpads something "nice", like "home" or "work", etc.) I did this, and got: 2016-05-03 20:14:58.392 blued[3852:507] hostControllerOnline - Number of Paired ...


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I ended up going with this modified version from this answer and creating two files, one with "Home Trackpad" and another with "Office Trackpad". It works, but it takes a few seconds to complete tell application "System Events" to tell process "SystemUIServer" set bt to (first menu bar item whose description is "bluetooth") of menu bar 1 click bt tell ...


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AFIK, there is no built in command line utility to manage individual Bluetooth connections. In fact, the man page man blued(OS X Bluetooth daemon) specifically states: The Bluetooth daemon handles SDP transactions, link key management, and incoming connection acceptance. It cannot be used directly by the user. (Emphasis mine) So, it seems that ...


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No, but you can buy a nimbus controller for around $50 that is made by apple for the apple tv 4th gen. Heres the link http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HJ162ZM/A/steelseries-nimbus-wireless-gaming-controller


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Try long-press on the bluetooth button on the flip 3. That should make it discoverable in the bluetooth preferences in the mac.


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Try resetting the NVRAM. After all else failed this worked for me. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204063


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My bluetooth speakers kept connecting and dropping every 15 - 30 seconds (Macbook Pro retina). Speakers were fine, tried them on iphone. Tried all the other suggested fixes, Reset PRAM, reset bluetooth module, run scripts but nothing worked. I found a fix though. Turn off your bluetooth device. Pair your mac with your iPhone. No connection required, it ...



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