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Topic: bluetooth

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple interested in dual-mode wireless, wired headset for iPhone

07/05/2012, 07:07 am

Apple has filed for a patent on an iPhone headset accessory that would operate wirelessly via Bluetooth and could connect to the handset to charge or switch to use as a wired handset.

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