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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work

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arrow.png Using Bluetooth for wireless connections

arrow.png Adding wireless keyboards and mice

arrow.png Adding third-party utilities

arrow.png Printing over a Bluetooth wireless connection

Time to talk cordless. Today’s MacBooks and the iMac are already pretty doggone all-inclusive because what most computers string together with cords has been integrated into the computer’s case, including the monitor and speakers. However, here’s another reason to celebrate the disappearance of cords: Every Mac model capable of running Mountain Lion includes built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, and Bluetooth is officially Hot Stuff.

For most of us, this introduces an entirely new realm of possibilities — which results in more questions. Exactly how do other wireless devices communicate with your Mac? Can you really share the data on your Mac with a cellphone or tablet that doesn’t carry a striking Apple logo?

In this chapter, I describe what’s cooking in the world of wireless devices. I don’t delve into wireless Ethernet networking between your Mac and other computers; I cover ...

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