Apple Patent Filing Hints at Distance-Based Bluetooth Pairing

Like two dogs meeting for the first time, it may soon be the case that Apple wireless devices need only catch a whiff of each others' rear ends before they know everything they need to know about the other. All joking aside, Apple really did file a pair of patents » 9/28/08 4:30pm 9/28/08 4:30pm recently that would let users pair wireless devices…

Next Gen Bluetooth Promises Easier Pairing and Longer Battery Life

It won't be ready till December, but the folks at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) are already demoing the next version of Bluetooth dubbed Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. The feature we're psyched about the most is near field communication. NFC lets you pair and transfer files/images from one Bluetooth gadget to… » 3/07/07 11:13am 3/07/07 11:13am