In This Chapter
Using Bluetooth for wireless connections
Adding wireless keyboards and mice
Adding third-party utilities
Printing over a Bluetooth wireless connection
Time to talk cordless. Today’s MacBooks and the iMacs are already pretty doggone all-inclusive because the elements that most computers string together with cords, including the monitor and speakers, have been integrated into the computer’s case. However, here’s another reason to celebrate the disappearance of cords: Every Mac model capable of running Yosemite includes built-in Bluetooth wireless technology — and Bluetooth is officially Hot Stuff.
For most of us, Bluetooth introduces new possibilities — which result in more questions. Exactly how do other wireless devices communicate with your Mac? Can you really share the data on your Mac with a cell phone or tablet that doesn’t carry a striking Apple logo?
This chapter is dedicated to 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 that ...