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A wireless technology specifically geared towards exchanging data over short distances, Bluetooth is a staple hardware feature for many Apple products, such as those in the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac lineups. Bluetooth is also incorporated in many Apple peripherals, such as the Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.

Bluetooth Stories August 19

We learned earlier this month that we’d soon be seeing the first-ever Sonos Bluetooth speaker. Existing Sonos speakers are Wi-Fi-only, but the upcoming model is said to support both wireless communication standards, as well as offering AirPlay 2 functionality.

We’ve already seen one photo of the speaker, which looks like a more cylindrical version of the $200 Sonos One, but we’re today seeing more…

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Bluetooth Stories February 7

How to unpair Bluetooth devices on iPhone and iPad

As more smartphones start to lose the headphone jack, and users begin to rely on Bluetooth for not only headphones, but other devices, knowing how to unpair or remove Bluetooth devices will become increasingly important. Follow along to learn how to unpair Bluetooth devices on iPhone and iPad.

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Bluetooth Stories January 15

A new breakthrough in Bluetooth chip technology has shed the battery that typically comes with the small hardware component. Wiliot is seeing success with its paper-thin Bluetooth sticker chip that could land in devices later this year. The chip is able to be battery-free by harnessing the ambient radio waves to power it and has a lot of potential use cases.

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Bluetooth Stories December 31, 2018

Apple did its part in moving the world to wireless headphones. With the removal of the headphone jack with iPhone 7, the company made it clear that the future of audio is wireless. However, the company had already noted its vision well before the iPhone 7 with the original Apple Watch. Years later, the company continues removing the jack in more devices such as iPad Pro.

Today, we’re looking at wireless audio. Specifically, the different Bluetooth audio codecs and why they play an important role in the future of audio. Earlier this year we broke down Bluetooth 5.0 and its role in pushing the wireless revolution forward. Learn more about that here.

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Bluetooth Stories September 17, 2018

iPhone & iPad: How to completely disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Over the last several software updates, Apple has made it harder to disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth completely. Apple keeps the radios running to have things like Apple Watch and AirDrop functionally properly.

Bluetooth Stories August 25, 2017

Bluetooth trackers have been a handy way to keep tabs on our valuables for some time now. Attach one to a bag, or slip one into your wallet, and you can then use your iPhone to help you track them down if you mislay them.

The ‘wallet’ part of that idea has, though, worked rather better in theory than practice. Even supposed slimline trackers have so far been too bulky to slip unnoticed into a wallet, which is the problem Chipolo set out to solve with its new Card tracker, which goes on sale today …

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