• toothing (Bluetoothing)

    Toothing (sometimes called Bluetoothing) is the practice of contacting strangers via a Bluetooth wireless connection to flirt.

  • Boosting business productivity with Bluetooth

    Bluetooth wireless connectivity has been creeping quietly into many of the devices that workers carry into the enterprise every day. ABI predicts that roughly half of the 1.2 billion cell phones so...

  • sniff subrating

    Sniff subrating is a Bluetooth feature designed to increase battery life as much as 500 percent for devices whose typical usage involves a significant amount of inactive time... (Continued)

  • Near Field Communication (NFC)

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity standard (Ecma-340, ISO/IEC 18092) that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between devices when they're touc...

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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • AirDefense sleuths for Bluetooth snoopers

    It's easier than ever for hackers to use Bluetooth to steal corporate data, but a new monitoring tool from AirDefense can identify rogue data transmissions before business secrets drift out the door. 

  • In-Stat: Bluetooth about to turn red-hot

    Despite the security issues that have plagued Bluetooth this year, In-Stat/MDR predicts that Bluetooth device shipments will grow over the next several years. 

  • Bluetooth moves past the hype, into the enterprise

    Bluetooth has already been through a cycle of hype and disappointment, which is one of the ways you can tell that the short-range wireless technology is finally ready for the big time, said Burton Group senior analyst Mike Disabato. Another indicator... 

  • Hackers to feast on data via Bluetooth 'war nibbling'

    Bluetooth is beginning to appear in more and more devices, from PDAs and laptops to cell phones. Unlike 802.11-based wireless LANs, which have a range of as much as 100 yards or more, Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that generally tran... 

  • Bluetooth stuck in the doghouse

    Enterprises aren't using the Bluetooth short-range wireless technology to the extent many once predicted, but experts say there are plenty of reasons why it should take its rightful place alongside Wi-Fi. 

  • Boosting business productivity with Bluetooth

    Bluetooth wireless connectivity has been creeping quietly into many of the devices that workers carry into the enterprise every day. ABI predicts that roughly half of the 1.2 billion cell phones sold this year will include Bluetooth. IMS Research est... 

  • A Bluetooth update

    Discover the real beauty of Bluetooth -- the rich set of capabilities and applications defined at higher levels of the Bluetooth protocol stack. 

  • Wireless adapters for PDAs and smartphones

    In part-two of this series, Lisa Phifer considers the hardware options for adding wireless to your PDA or smartphone. 

  • Securing Bluetooth

    Reducing Bluetooth security threats requires not only authenticating and encrypting all Bluetooth traffic and defined security policies but wise choices when configuring, assessing, patching and security auditing Bluetooth enable mobile devices. 

  • Near-field communications: The next small thing

    Near-field communications, a short-range wireless connectivity standard, is designed to work over a distance of just a few centimeters or so. In this column, Craig Mathias discusses its potential. 

  • Bluetooth: The road to a bright future

    In this tip, Craig Mathias admits that he once wrote a column titled Bluetooth is dead thinking that Bluetooth was oversold and wasn't seeing much use in the enterprise. Today, Mathias welcomes Bluetooth back, sort of. 

  • Chasing away your wireless blues

    While Wi-Fi security has been grabbing headlines, Bluetooth has been creeping quietly into corporate networks -- often under IT's security radar. Given increasing deployment and broader usage, Bluetooth really deserves more attention and in this tip... 

  • Belkin's Bluetooth USB adapter goes the distance

    Wireless alternative for peer-to-peer that's simple to configure and overcomes distance limitations associated with older Bluetooth adapters 

  • Biting into Bluetooth

    A look at Bluetooth technology. 

  • Developing Bluetooth applications

    A discussion of the development of applications using the Bluetooth protocols, some products that support that development, and what you can expect from such development. 

  • toothing (Bluetoothing)

    Toothing (sometimes called Bluetoothing) is the practice of contacting strangers via a Bluetooth wireless connection to flirt. 

  • sniff subrating

    Sniff subrating is a Bluetooth feature designed to increase battery life as much as 500 percent for devices whose typical usage involves a significant amount of inactive time... (Continued) 

  • Near Field Communication (NFC)

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity standard (Ecma-340, ISO/IEC 18092) that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between devices when they're touched together, or brought within a few centimeters of ... 

  • personal operating space (POS)

    A personal operating space (POS) is a roughly spherical region that surrounds a portable or handheld digital wireless device operated by a person. 

  • personal area network (PAN)

    A personal area network (PAN) is the interconnection of information technology devices within the range of an individual person, typically within a range of 10 meters. 

  • Wibree (Baby Bluetooth)

    Wibree, also called Baby Bluetooth, is a low-power wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that facilitates interoperability among mobile and portable consumer devices such as pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), wireless computer periph... 

  • ZigBee

    ZigBee is a specification for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) operating at 868 MHz, 902-928 MHz, and 2.4 GHz. Devices can communicate at speeds of up to 250 kbps, and can be physically separated by distances of up to 50 meters in typical appl... 

  • Bluetooth

    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... 

  • HomePNA

    HomePNA is an industry standard for interconnecting computers within a home using existing telephone lines and registered jack. 

  • toothing (Bluetoothing)

    Toothing (sometimes called Bluetoothing) is the practice of contacting strangers via a Bluetooth wireless connection to flirt. 

  • Boosting business productivity with Bluetooth

    Bluetooth wireless connectivity has been creeping quietly into many of the devices that workers carry into the enterprise every day. ABI predicts that roughly half of the 1.2 billion cell phones sold this year will include Bluetooth. IMS Research est... 

  • sniff subrating

    Sniff subrating is a Bluetooth feature designed to increase battery life as much as 500 percent for devices whose typical usage involves a significant amount of inactive time... (Continued) 

  • Near Field Communication (NFC)

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity standard (Ecma-340, ISO/IEC 18092) that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between devices when they're touched together, or brought within a few centimeters of ... 

  • personal operating space (POS)

    A personal operating space (POS) is a roughly spherical region that surrounds a portable or handheld digital wireless device operated by a person. 

  • personal area network (PAN)

    A personal area network (PAN) is the interconnection of information technology devices within the range of an individual person, typically within a range of 10 meters. 

  • A Bluetooth update

    Discover the real beauty of Bluetooth -- the rich set of capabilities and applications defined at higher levels of the Bluetooth protocol stack. 

  • Wibree (Baby Bluetooth)

    Wibree, also called Baby Bluetooth, is a low-power wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that facilitates interoperability among mobile and portable consumer devices such as pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), wireless computer periph... 

  • Wireless adapters for PDAs and smartphones

    In part-two of this series, Lisa Phifer considers the hardware options for adding wireless to your PDA or smartphone. 

  • Securing Bluetooth

    Reducing Bluetooth security threats requires not only authenticating and encrypting all Bluetooth traffic and defined security policies but wise choices when configuring, assessing, patching and security auditing Bluetooth enable mobile devices. 

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