Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying files via Bluetooth, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
When we think of Bluetooth, the short range wireless networking service, we tend…to think in terms of wireless keyboards, mice, headsets and speakers.…But Bluetooth can also be used to copy files between devices.…Now, you may wish to do this when you have two computers nearby and they must be…nearby because Bluetooth only works up to about 30 feet.…And you can establish a network some other way.…A lot of people think that doing this requires a lot of pairing of devices and…entering codes and so on and so forth. In fact, it's not that hard.…
Just do this. On the receiving computer, you want to go…to System Preferences > Sharing. And then, make sure that Bluetooth Sharing…is switched on. Then, you can close System Preferences.…Now, you want to go to the utilities folder.…And the quickest way there is through the Go menu to Utilities.…And then, you want to locate Bluetooth File Exchange, which is right here.…Now, grab the document that you'd like to copy over the Bluetooth Network and drag…it on top of Bluetooth File Exchange. When you do that, up pops this window and…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 48s
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