• 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 t...

  • 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 signific...

  • 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 enab...

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  • 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 peripherals, entertainment devices and medical equipment... (Continued)

  • 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.

  • 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 applications (more in an ideal environment). ZigBee is based on the 802.15 specification approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA).

  • 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 short-range wireless connection. (Continued...)

  • 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.

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