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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

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Handoff and Continuity: What if they don't 'just work'?

When gee-whiz features don't work, it's an exercise in frustration, and Apple should do more to help users troubleshoot their issues.

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Forgot your hotel room key? Use your iPhone instead

Starwood is taking thousands of hotel rooms keyless as a perk for loyalty program members.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Rockin' docks

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes several docks for charging and syncing -- and maybe even for putting it at the center of your home-entertainment system.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Back to the future?

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes a famous prop from "Back to the Future." (Alas, you won't do any time traveling.) We've also got cables, speakers, stands, and more.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Eight is enough?

This week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes a device for quickly charging up to eight iOS devices, plus cables, Bluetooth speakers, and more.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Bountiful bags

This week's roundup of new Mac gear includes new options for carrying your MacBook, as well as a way to protect it from spilled milk.

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Gear We Love: Revo Wireless offers Bluetooth-headphone convenience without the compromise

Jabra's rugged and comfortable Revo Wireless gives you the convenience of Bluetooth without the audio compromises we've come to expect from wireless headphones.

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

on pcworld.com

How do Turtle Shell's waterproof Bluetooth speakers sound?

The real draw for these speakers is their durability. They're rated to IPX-5 standards so short of being submerged they'll continue playing your tunes.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Stack 'em

This week's roundup of new add-ons for your iOS devices includes a gadget that you can use to stack and recharge dozens of iPads in a single sitting, as well as new devices for recharging, carrying, and listening.