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Topic: bluetooth

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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Mystery wireless Apple device goes through FCC testing for a third time

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Apple continues to submit its mystery Bluetooth and NFC product to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for testing, with a third listing in the regulatory database revealing few new details about the wireless device.

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B&O Beoplay H4 $299 wireless headphones launch with iOS app, Apple Watch controls

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

B&O Play has launched the Beoplay H4 wireless headphones, the Bang & Olufen brand's cheapest wireless option in its over-ear headphone range, with users able to alter the settings of the headset from an Apple Watch.

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Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

A firmware update for Apple's AirPods is being distributed now, which brings undisclosed bug fixes to Apple's sought-after wireless earbuds.

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Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless headphone sales after launch, report claims

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory reportedly capturing more than a quarter of the market.

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Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

01/09/2017, 03:01 pm

Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple's AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched.

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Earin combats Apple's AirPods with new M-2 truly wireless earbuds

01/05/2017, 09:01 am

Not long after the release of the M-1 --and Apple's own AirPods -- Earin has unveiled its new M-2 completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds, adding a touch interface to the tip of the earpiece.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

01/02/2017, 10:01 am

Master & Dynamic's MW50s look and sound great, but may be hard to justify given cheaper alternatives from other high-end headphone makers.

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