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Topic: bluetooth

First look: Inboard M1, an electric skateboard that you can control & lock with your iPhone

10/16/2015, 03:10 pm

The forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard offers Bluetooth connectivity to both the iPhone and Apple Watch for controls, information, and even securing the device. AppleInsider had a chance to go hands-on with the accessory Friday.


Apple to update Magic Mouse & wireless keyboard with Bluetooth LE, integrated batteries, FCC reveals

08/15/2015, 06:08 pm

Two newly published filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveal that Apple is planning to release a new Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard with support for the power sipping Bluetooth Low Energy specification.


iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

07/30/2015, 12:07 pm

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.


Google unveils platform-independent alternative to Apple's iBeacon, dubbed Eddystone

07/14/2015, 03:07 pm

Google on Tuesday announced Eddystone, an open-source beacon platform that may provide competition for Apple's iBeacon standard used by some businesses and attractions, including Apple Stores.


Apple gains more influence over Bluetooth standard with Promoter Member status

06/23/2015, 12:06 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Tuesday announced Apple's advancement to Promoter Member status, giving the company even more say over the future of the Bluetooth wireless standard.


Review: CaseStudi's Libre Bluetooth keyboard is an ultra-portable workhorse, with some trade-offs

05/24/2015, 07:05 am

An increasing number of consumers and businesspeople are turning to portable Bluetooth keyboards to increase the productivity potential of their iPad. AppleInsider took a look at one of the latest contenders, CaseStudi's Libre.


Review: Outdoor Tech Chips helmet headphones, a Siri-compatible Bluetooth ski accessory

03/07/2015, 02:03 am

Skiers and snowboarders looking to listen to music and stay connected while on the mountain should check out the Chips Bluetooth headphones from Outdoor Tech, a well-designed and simple solution for adding wireless connectivity to your helmet.


Starwood Hotels rolls out iPhone & Apple Watch-compatible Bluetooth room keys

11/03/2014, 10:11 am

Following a successful trial run in the U.S., Starwood Hotels will now allow guests at a number of the company's properties around the world to walk past the front desk during check-in and unlock their hotel room door using only their iPhone or forthcoming Apple Watch.


Mac users report Bluetooth lag & connection issues after updating to OS X Yosemite

10/23/2014, 11:10 am

Bluetooth bugs seem to be a recurring problem with Apple's latest software updates, as users running OS X Yosemite say that the new Mac operating system has created connectivity problems with the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple wireless keyboard, and third-party wireless accessories.


Apple's iOS 8 update breaks Bluetooth car connections, fix may be coming with iOS 8.1

10/03/2014, 12:10 pm

Apple's iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car's stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update.


Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:09 am

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.


Sports arenas marketing with Apple's iBeacon hope to offer relevant info without 'spamming' fans

08/13/2014, 10:08 am

Promoting products to iPhone users using Apple's wireless location-based iBeacon technology is a fine line, as professional sports teams try to provide helpful information to fans to sell more goods without pestering and annoying them.


Duet Bluetooth tag helps alert iPhone owners as soon as they lose their device

04/22/2014, 03:04 pm

iPhone owners have a new option to ensure that their handset stays by their side with the Duet, a small Bluetooth-connected device that can be attached to a bag or keys and sounds an alarm if it moves more than 10 meters from a paired smartphone.


Starwood Hotels pilot program lets guests use Apple's iPhone as room key

01/27/2014, 11:01 am

Two boutique hotels belonging to international hospitality chain Starwood will soon allow travelers to bypass the check-in counter and unlock their room by using digital keys sent to a special application available for Apple's iPhone.


Teo Bluetooth padlock lets you secure school lockers, chains & gates with Apple's iPhone

01/11/2014, 04:01 pm

The humble padlock has hardly changed for thousands of years, but AppleInsider recently talked to one company who believes they can make a better one --by using your iPhone as the key.


Adonit, Evernote team up for fine-point Bluetooth stylus for iPad

09/27/2013, 12:09 pm

Two firms buoyed by the success of iOS devices Evernote and Adonit have teamed to make a premium stylus that will bring precision writing to the iPad.


Inside iOS 7: iBeacons enhance apps' location awareness via Bluetooth LE

06/19/2013, 06:06 am

Apple's new iBeacons feature for iOS 7 implements a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) profile for micro-location, enabling a series of new geofencing capabilities for app developers.


Bluetooth devices to gain notification support in iOS 7 & Mavericks with Apple's new APIs

06/13/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's next versions of iOS and OS X will offer advanced integration with Bluetooth accessories, including access to Notification Center, as well as preservation and restoration services.


First look: MetaWatch smart watch pushes iPhone alerts to your wrist

12/26/2012, 08:12 am

The new Bluetooth-enabled MetaWatch will forever change how you use your iPhone, though in its current form the advanced wrist watch is not yet ready for the mass market.


Apple's next iPhone rumored with 8-pin dock connector, enhanced Bluetooth

08/01/2012, 10:08 am

A new rumor claims the expected smaller dock connector in Apple's next iPhone will be an 8-pin design, while iOS 6 will have a new Bluetooth 4.0 linking feature that will greatly share functionality between Apple's devices.