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Opinion

The History of Bluetooth

Bluetooth is one of those things that we use almost daily without much regard over the way it was developed, precisely like Wi-Fi (which we will cover in a later entry of this series). Today, however, we will take a brief look into the history of Bluetooth as well as how it works and why […]

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Devices

Why doesn’t iPhone Bluetooth work in my Clio

Got this in from long term reader, Ed, this morning: Yo dude, I’m sitting with a colleague who’s asked me the question above. Her iphone says it’s not compatible with the bluetooth in a 2010 Renault Clio. I thought BT worked with everything these days (I thought that was its axiomic remit) yet in her […]

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Applications

LoKast: Share your media with anyone quickly & simply

I’ve been playing with LoKast for a few days and it’s raised some rather exciting possibilities. The application turns your iPhone into a two-way media server, enabling you to rapidly share any of your media (photos, video, contacts, music) to anyone else using the app on the same WiFi or Bluetooth connection. My first reaction […]

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Opinion

Plumbers, douchebags and bluetooth headsets

Caught this on MIR reader Matt Crandall’s twitter stream today: I am firmly convinced: Walking around in public on a Bluetooth headset makes you look like a total douchebag. Never a truer statement was Twittered, Matt. Here, here.

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News

Marketplace: SmartCam – uses bluetooth to turn mobiles into wireless webcams

The inaugural marketplace entry is from Ionut, a regular Mobile Industry Review reader who’s a big fan of our MIR Shows. We’ll have more for you soon Ionut. Ionut is looking to monetise the mobile application he developed. It’s called SmartCam and it turns a mobile phone with wifi/bluetooth and camera into a wireless PC […]

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News

Bluetooth Keyfob that prevents you from losing your phone

Jonathan Morris over at What Mobile has written an interesting post about a new gadget that will be hitting the shops early next year! Bluetooth is useful for many things, but the latest idea could be one of the coolest for some time. A keyfob sized gadget that backs up all your phone data and […]

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News

Walkie-Talkie application, over Bluetooth – a RobK idea

An application has appeared on the website of dailymobile that looks ever so suspiciously like the idea this hack had for utilising Bluetooth on handsets for the purposes of a Walkie-talkie. The idea was aired to a few likeminded individuals following on from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group 10th anniversary this year. With even a […]

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News

Is Bluetooth Marketing still getting active attention?

I had another note from a reader yesterday. He’s a particularly successful mobile entrepreneur here in the UK. He writes: Do you know if Bluetooth Marketing is still actively being used or has a been forgotten. Do you know any good Bluetooth Marketing companies that lease kit or software? You’d have been forgiven for thinking […]

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News

Mini-review: Jabra BT2050 bluetooth headset

Back on the Great Wall I gave the BT8030 headphones / speaker combination the thumbs down and the BR2050 mini-headset the thumbs up, but what a difference a more extended test makes…  I’ve already updated my view of the BT8030s to a qualified ‘not half bad’ (for travel) in my review, but unfortunately the BT2050s […]

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News

Review: Jabra BT8030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset / Speakers

As shown in my clip from the Great Wall, included in Mobile Industry Review Show 27, I took the unusual combination-product  – the Jabra BT8030 Bluetooth headphones, headset and speakers – with me to Beijing.  Deployed normally as a chunky pair of headphones which connect to mobile handsets or computers to perform standard duties in […]

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Devices

Sony Ericsson announces new Bluetooth Car Speakerphone with longer battery life

I just received this in my inbox from the Sony Ericsson guys. They’ve just announced the new Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-108 that comes with an insane amount of stand-by time. How much? A whole whopping month of stand-by time and upto 25 hours of talk time.  Use it on your visor or keep it on […]

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News

Far too many arses on bluetooth headsets

Walking down the street wearing a Jawbone bluetooth headset and talking at the top of your voice is not cool. At all. On any planet. Posted by email from mir’s posterous