Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple

A serious Bluetooth security flaw has been acknowledged by Bluetooth SIG, the official body in charge of standards for the wireless communications technology. It is sufficiently dangerous that the official Bluetooth specification has been changed. The vulnerability would make it far easier for an attacker to brute-force a pairing with your devices… more… The post […]

Mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS includes USB and Bluetooth devices

Apple on Tuesday elaborated on mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS, saying both USB and Bluetooth devices will be recognized by the operating systems. The company made it clear, however, that the feature is designed specifically for a subset of users who have difficulty interacting with touch screen interfaces. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Report: iPhone 11 could let users send music to two Bluetooth devices at the same time

iPhone and iPad currently support multiroom audio to AirPlay 2 speakers. A new report from Macotakara says that Apple is adding dual Bluetooth audio support for the next iPhone. Dual bluetooth output could potentially enable two people to listen to music from the same phone, connecting two sets of AirPods simultaneously. more… The post Report: […]

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG 34-inch Widescreen Monitor $549, Sony Bluetooth Headphones $45, Pad & Quill Accessory Sale, more

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Apple Again Seeks FCC Approval for Mysterious ‘Wireless Device’ With Bluetooth and NFC

For all of its devices that use communications technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC, Apple has to submit them to the United States Federal Communications Commission for approval, and the filings, though restricted, occasionally give hints as to what Apple is working on. In early January, Apple sought approval for an unnamed “Wireless Device” that […]

LG teases new Bluetooth speaker with ‘levitating’ capabilities coming at CES 2017

CES 2017 officially kicks off next week, but like a lot of manufacturers, LG is trying to get a head start by teasing some of the new products it has planned. In a press release this evening, LG announced a new Bluetooth speaker that “hovers in midair,” according to the company… more… Filed under: Apple […]

Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices. The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and better interoperability with other wireless technologies. Compared to existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol, […]

Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we’ve ever used

Bluetooth audio –?especially when exercising –?has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple’s W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Working on Wireless Earbuds With Custom Bluetooth Chip for Longer Battery Life

Apple is working on wire-free earbuds built around a custom Bluetooth radio chip that will result in a longer battery life than is possible with traditional Bluetooth chips, reports Forbes. Citing a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans, Forbes says Apple has spent the last several years working on a custom Bluetooth chip that’s designed […]

Review: Aukey EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset – inexpensive, but worth it?

If you’re looking for a pair of inexpensive wireless earbuds for workouts, then Aukey’s EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset is worth a look. These aren’t the most prestigious earbuds that you can pick up, but they sound decent, feel great in ear, and come with a reasonable $ 27.99 price. more… Filed under: Reviews Tagged: Aukey, Aukey Bluetooth Headphones, Bluetooth, […]

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