Bluetooth is a computing and telecommunications industry specification that describes how mobile phones, computers, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) can easily interconnect with each other and with home and business phones and computers using a short-range wireless connection. See complete definition.


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  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    Bluetooth overview

    Bluetooth overview -- discover how it's used and where it fits into the world of wireless. You'll find Bluetooth articles, tutorials, examples, tips, tools, white papers, expert advice and more to pump up your Bluetooth know-how quickly.

  • December 13, 2004 13 Dec'04

    The dark side of Bluetooth

    Despite its many legitimate uses, Bluetooth's popularity is growing among the nefarious because of the ease with which it can be used to swipe files from other users, make calls or render mobile phones completely useless.

  • September 07, 2004 07 Sep'04

    Without Ericsson, will Bluetooth survive?

    The company that invented Bluetooth is pulling out of the market, causing some to wonder if the short-range wireless technology's days are numbered. Regardless, Bluetooth still isn't a technology that admins can ignore.

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    Bluetooth: Security's 'silent killer'

    Bluetooth is becoming commonplace in the enterprise and otherwise, but researchers say Bluetooth devices aren't secure and can threaten the security of corporate network data.

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