Apple CEO Steve Jobs today demonstrated the company’s Bluetooth technology for Mac OS X, enabling short-range wireless connectivity between a Mac and a variety of digital devices, including Bluetooth-enabled PDAs and cell phones.
“Apple was the first to build in Ethernet, one of the first to build in USB, the first to build in FireWire, and the first to build in 802.11 wireless networking,” said Jobs. “Now we’re offering a Bluetooth solution that actually works and is easy to use.”
Apple is making a preview version of its Bluetooth software for Mac OS X 10.1.3 available as a free download and is offering a Bluetooth USB adaptor, which can Bluetooth-enable any USB-based Mac, for US$49.
The Bluetooth software automatically discovers other Bluetooth-enabled devices within its range. To connect you just select the desired Bluetooth-enabled device that appears in the list and clicking the “Pair” button.