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Topic: bluetooth

Health-tracking AirPods are on the way, suggests Bluetooth group's records

11/05/2018, 02:11 pm

Apple's long-rumored second-generation of AirPods may have surfaced in regulatory filings, after the discovery of certification with the Bluetooth SIG potentially indicating a launch of new wireless earphones from the iPhone producer is inching closer, while trademark changes point to more health and wellness capabilities.

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Bluetooth in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max reportedly causing audio connectivity issues

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

A small number of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are enduring Bluetooth connectivity issues where their iPhones fail to communicate with their car's entertainment system properly, a problem that does not yet have an Apple-supplied solution.

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Review: New Tile Mate and Tile Pro with replaceable batteries, premium subscription plan

10/02/2018, 06:10 am

Tile on Tuesday released a pair of Bluetooth trackers, the Pro and updated Mate, with designs that -- finally -- accommodate user-replaceable batteries. AppleInsider got its hands on the products and takes them, as well as the new Tile premium subscription plan, for a spin.

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Review: Nomad integrates a Tile Bluetooth tracker to their new Slim Wallet

08/27/2018, 11:08 am

Nomad wants to help you keep track of your most vital items with its new Slim Wallet using an integrated Tile Bluetooth tracker, all within premium Horween leather.

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Review: Sonicare DiamondClean Smart uses your iPhone and Bluetooth to perfect the electric toothbrush

08/19/2018, 01:08 pm

Philips Sonicare has taken an oft-parodied feature -- Bluetooth -- and baked it into their popular electric toothbrush. To our surprise, it actually added a wealth of features and greatly improved an already fantastic product.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

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Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

09/18/2017, 03:09 pm

One of the new specifications to appear on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is Bluetooth 5, an enhancement of the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy protocol. Its primary benefit enables BLE devices (such as iBeacons, wearable sensors and other low-power fixtures of the "Internet of Things") to work over greater distances or at faster speeds.

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Rumor: AirPods Wireless Charging Case coming in December for $69

09/14/2017, 09:09 am

The AirPods Wireless Charging Case teased during Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event is rumored to arrive in December, at a cost of $69, a report out of Europe alleges.

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Apple launches $350 Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with W1 chip, improved noise canceling

09/04/2017, 02:09 pm

Apple on Monday updated its top-of-the-line Beats Studio headphones, giving them the W1 chip for simple pairing, and also adding more advanced noise cancelation technology.

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Killer Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099 ($700 off) w/ free headphones; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,249 ($250 off) w/ free year of Office 365

08/09/2017, 10:08 pm

While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers $700 off Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics, plus a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro is also $1,249 with a free year of Office 365, and both deals feature no sales tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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Tile unveils new Pro Series Sport and Style iPhone-connected Bluetooth trackers

08/08/2017, 12:08 pm

Tile has added a pair of new Bluetooth trackers to its product line, in the new Tile Sport and Tile Style.

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Apple developed new BLE Audio streaming tech for users with cochlear implants

08/02/2017, 07:08 pm

Apple's work on Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, a new technology that streams digital sound directly to hearing air implants, enables people with hearing impairments to communicate and use their iPhone as mic via iOS 10's Live Listen feature.

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First look: Zungle Panther bone conducting Bluetooth speaker sunglasses

07/27/2017, 02:07 pm

After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $2 million, the Zungle Panther sunglasses with built-in bone conduction speakers are now making their way onto the faces of the wider public. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the Bluetooth accessory.

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Mesh networking addition to Bluetooth LE revealed, could help boost Apple HomeKit coverage

07/18/2017, 02:07 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has updated the specification for the wireless communications technology, with the introduction of mesh networking allowing Bluetooth LE devices to more easily communicate with each other, potentially helping home automation platforms such as Apple's HomeKit as well as larger scale networks.

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New Token Ring uses fingerprint reader, Bluetooth to securely authenticate wearer

06/28/2017, 01:06 pm

A new ring called Token embeds Bluetooth and a fingerprint reader, and promises to enhance biometric authentication with compatibility across a large array of existing technologies.

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Diabetes monitor exec details Apple Watch connectivity, refutes claims of other hardware partnership

06/21/2017, 03:06 pm

Apple's introduction of CoreBluetooth support in watchOS 4 heralded easier glucose control possibilities for diabetics and is a "game changer" according to Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer, but an Apple partnership with the lead monitor vendor does not appear to be in the cards.

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UK's Gatwick Airport installs 2,000 Bluetooth beacons for AR-based indoor navigation

05/25/2017, 03:05 pm

Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, is making it easier for passengers to navigate its two terminals with the installation of around 2,000 beacons, initially providing iPhone users their location on indoor maps, with the system also allowing for the use of augmented reality wayfinding in the future.

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How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers

03/06/2017, 03:03 pm

If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.

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AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

02/18/2017, 01:02 am

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

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