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Topic: bluetooth

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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