||Listening to Bluetooth (or at least trying to)|
|Subject:||A thorough how-to...|
Finally somebody wrote a how-to for this process. Amen. I've been trying to help people at Apple's Web site, but I'm not a technician, I'm a writer -- not even a technical writer. The first high hurdle people seem to meet -- other than impossibly incompatible hardware -- is getting their BT headset into headset profile pairing mode as opposed to handsfree. I -- heaven forbid -- read the documentation for my Jabra FreeSpeak; thus I was fortunate enough to know ahead of time that I needed to pair in headset profile with my PowerBook, and handsfree for my mobile phone if I wanted the extra features -- like voice dialing -- of the handsfree profile. The second hurdle is dealing with the fact that the headset can only maintain a connection with one device at a time; if you keep your mobile phone near your Mac, the mobile tends to grab the BT headset connection if the headset is on and you have to power off the phone or manually disconnect to switch to the Mac. The former hurdle is just a matter of education and the latter is, I think, a limitation of the headsets and mobiles, not the Mac.
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