Using Bluetooth

Bluetooth is the odd name given to a multiplatform wireless technology that facilitates short-range, direct connections between a variety of digital devices, including mobile phones, mice, keyboards, other computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), printers, scanners, and digital cameras.

Think of Bluetooth as the offspring of a union between infrared and AirPort wireless technology. With Bluetooth, as with AirPort, you can connect to any device within a given range (10 to 100 feet with Bluetooth, which is generally smaller than the 50-to-150-foot range for AirPort), and the connection is omnidirectional (that is, you don’t have to point two devices directly at each other). However, unlike AirPort and more similarly to infrared, ...

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