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

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Chapter 6

Putting Bluetooth to Work

In This Chapter

arrow Using Bluetooth for wireless connections

arrow Adding wireless keyboards and mice

arrow Adding third-party utilities

arrow 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 ...

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