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MacBook® All-in-One For Dummies® by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 6. Putting Bluetooth to Work

In This Chapter

  • Using Bluetooth for wireless connections

  • Adding wireless keyboards and mice

  • Moving data amongst devices with iSync

  • Adding third-party utilities

  • Printing over a Bluetooth wireless connection

Time to talk cordless. Your MacBook is already pretty doggone all-inclusive because what most computers string together with cords has been integrated into the laptop's case, including the monitor and speakers. Depending on the connection options that you choose when you buy your laptop (or what you added since), the only cord that you absolutely need might be your AC power cord.

For most of us, this introduces an entirely new realm of possibilities ...and that results in more questions. Exactly how do other wireless devices communicate with your MacBook? Can you really share the data on your laptop with your cell phone? Can you sit in the comfort of your overstuffed recliner and watch a DVD from 15 feet away?

In this chapter, I describe to you what's cooking in the world of wireless devices. I don't delve into wireless Ethernet networking between your MacBook and other computers; that's covered in depth in the confines of Book VII, Chapter 3. I also don't discuss the Apple Remote in this chapter; that's covered in Book II, Chapter 5. However, I do cover the wireless Bluetooth connections that you can make with devices other than computers.

Bluetooth: What a Silly Name for Such Cool Technology

Originally, wireless computer connections were limited to ...

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