iOS 7 is iWatch & SmartWatch Ready

iOS 7 offers access to the Notification Center to smartwatches like the Pebble, and possibly the rumored iWatch in the future.

*+-Apple’s new iOS 7 update isn’t just a facelift for the iPhone software, it’s adding features that will make smartwatch owners happy and showing that Apple is ready and welcoming for connected watches and health monitors. It could also point to the groundwork for the rumored iWatch. Apple quietly showed off better Bluetooth LE support during the […]

iOS 7 is Apple’s Chance to Cut Down on Distracted Driving

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*+-Distracted driving is an issue facing every person and every local government nationwide. Presently, there are solutions for Android phones and from automobile manufacturers that attempt to curb distracted driving. Apple does provide Siri as a way to curb distracted phone use, but Apple markets it as a personal assistant rather than a driving aid. […]

Logitech UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker Offers 360 Sound, Water Resistance

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*+-Today Logitech announced the newest addition to its Ultimate Ears line of speakers: the new UE Boom, which features 360-degree sound and a 15 hour-long battery. Logitech calls the UE Boom “the world’s first social music player” because it blasts sound at 360-degrees instead of in just one direction, and its 15 hour battery should […]

How to Connect Spotify for iPhone to Ford AppLink

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*+-Last month Ford and Spotify announced that the Spotify app would be compatible with Ford’s AppLink interface for SYNC. Recently, that app went live and you may be wondering how to take advantage of this functionality in your Ford vehicle. Here is how you do it! Pair Your Phone to Sync Via Bluetooth We previously covered how […]

Because of Bluetooth Accessory Vendors Are Longer Beholden to Apple

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*+-Apple is losing its grip on iPhone accessories as companies look to a better Bluetooth standard with longer battery life as the way to connect to both iOS and Android devices. According to a recent report in the New York Times, the Bluetooth wireless standard is allowing accessory makers to connect to Apple devices without […]

Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger Review: Use Smartphone as DSLR Remote

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*+-The Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger turns an iPhone or Android phone into a remote shutter for Nikon, Canon or Panasonic DSLR cameras. A free app connects the phone over Bluetooth 4.0 and controls the camera via the Smart Trigger connected to the hotshoe, the metal connector on the top of a DSLR camera where one normally connects a […]

Logitech UE 9000 Review: Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

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*+-The Logitech UE 9000 Bluetooth noise canceling headphones come with a high price tag, but deliver incredible sounding audio and the power to drown out annoying outside noise. Normally Bluetooth headphones and high quality audio don’t go hand in hand, but the Logitech UE 9000 headphones are capable of pushing great sounding music and movie dialogue with […]

How to Fix iPhone Bluetooth Headset Connection Problems

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*+-This guide will show iPhone users the easiest way to solve most Bluetooth connection issues. Using Bluetooth headsets, speakers and other accessories is great… until they refuse to pair with your iPhone. Bluetooth pairing issues are common occurrences for some stubborn Bluetooth devices. The easiest way to solve iPhone Bluetooth connection issues to simply delete the […]

How to Pair an iPhone with Ford Sync

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*+-If a new car is in your future, or if you recently purchased a new vehicle, odds are you can pair it with your mobile phone. On a Ford or Lincoln vehicle Ford’s SYNC technology, based on the Microsoft Car interface, actually works quite well with the iPhone. By pairing your iPhone to your Ford […]

Zagg Origin Offers Two Speakers in One to iPhone & Android Owners

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*+-At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, accessory maker Zagg introduced a new two-in-one speaker called Origin that combines quality sound with a unique, portable design that’s perfect for taking the party on-the-go. The Zagg Origin is the company’s brand new two-in-one speaker that offers two unique ways for users to listen to music. The first, […]

HMDX Expands The Jam Line With New Speakers & Headphones

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*+-HMDX announced new Bluetooth speakers at CES 2013, adding the ability to pair speakers for stereo sound, a rugged speaker and a Jawbone competitor. The HMDX Jam Plus Wireless Speaker looks very similar to the newly-named Jam Classic, but allows users to use two Jam Plus devices together for stereo sound. The Jam Plus also […]

FAVI Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard: Better as a Presenter’s Keyboard

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*+-The FAVI Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard is a versatile presentation tool and mobile keyboard for limited typing needs. FAVI Entertainment advertises it as an Android tablet keyboard, but it works with other devices just as well. And while it shines as a presentation tool, it falls short for typing medium to longer projects. Connect it via […]

Casio G-Shock iPhone Smartwatch Now Available

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*+-Announced earlier this year, Casio is now making its G-Shock smartwatch, which pairs over Bluetooth 4.0 to your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, available through its website and at select department stores in the U.S., including Macy’s and Bloomingdales. The watch will alert you of incoming calls and messages and comes with a phone finder, […]

Motorola S11-FLEX HD Review

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*+-The Motorola S11-FLEX HD is a stereo Bluetooth headset designed or working out without wires. The S11-FLEX HD pairs over Bluetooth to iPhone or Android devices and withstands sweat and to stay on while running or working out. In our time with the S11-FLEX HD headset we came away impressed by the comfort, sound quality and control over audio, […]

Motorola H19txt Review

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*+-The Motorla H19txt bluetooth headset is a small, feature packed Bluetooth headset with Motorola’s well-known audio quality, great range and long battery life. The Motorola H19txt isn’t cheap at $80, but it includes extras like HD audio, NFC pairing and an app for Android phones that offers easier texting without touching the phone. While the app and […]

Logitech UE Headphones & Boomboxes Land With Style & Bluetooth

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*+-Logitech announced a collection of new headphones and portable Bluetooth boomboxes as part of the Ultimate Ears line. Logitech showed off 7 new UE products, but four of them jumped out and caught my attention enough that I can’t wait to put them in my ears, or annoy my neighbors with some backyard jams. Most […]

Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset Review

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*+-When my wife threw my old Bluetooth headset away at a Subway Restaurant in New Orléans, LA, I acted like I was really upset and took the opportunity to buy a newer and better one. The Motorola Elite Sliver Bluetooth Headset now adorns my ear and connects to my Samsung Galaxy S III and occasionally […]

iPhone 5 May Pair with iPad & iPod for Calls and Texts in iOS 6

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*+-Just when we think we now everything about the iPhone 5 a new rumor comes out that seems to contradict other reports and add details about a new feature. This latest rumor says the new dock connector has less pins and iOS 6 will have some interesting Bluetooth features when paired with an iPod or […]

Plantronics BackBeat Go Bluetooth Headphones: Perfect Tablet Companion

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*+-Tablets like the iPad are great for consuming content, but it can be difficult to find a comfortable position or listen without bothering other users while confined to traditional wired headphones. I watch a lot of TV shows and movies on my iPad and on various Android tablets, but until I was able to use […]

Choose iPhone or Bluetooth When Activating Siri in iOS 6

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*+-I can’t begin to count the number of times I started to use Siri and quit because a Bluetooth headphone was connected to my iPhone and out of reach. In iOS 6, Apple solves this issue with a new audio selection icon visible when activating Siri with a Bluetooth headset connected. The new option allows […]