Laptop Computers
 Home | Free Articles | Links |

Welcome To LaptopUpdate.com. If You're Looking For Information About Laptop Computers, You've Come To The Right Place. You'll Find Informative Articles About Laptop Computers, Buying Guides, Breaking News, And Industry Trends. We Strive To Give You The Latest Information Available And Promise To Update This Site Daily. As You Explore This Site, You'll Discover...
 

Help! My Laptop Battery Isnít Holding A Charge! What Next?
WARNING: Do Not Make This mistake while buying Laptop Memory
Laptop Security: Protect Your Laptop When Traveling
Hot Topic: How To Buy Cheap Refurbished Laptops

Make sure to check out the Free Articles Section for information and tips on Laptop Travel Legal Issues, Customized Laptops and Financing Your Technology...

Laptop Computers line

Laptop Computers - What You NEED To Know.


This Anti-Spyware Software Will Help Keep Your Laptop Free From Spyware & Adware Infections!
Scan your Laptop FREE of charge with Spyware Nuker to locate any spyware or adware infections!

Does The Nerve Center Of Your PC - Windows Registry - Need Repairing?
Let Error Nuker, your amazing FREE PC Diagnostics tool, identify the precise problems in your Windows registry so you can determine exactly what your PC is suffering from.

Warning: Your laptop may be infected with harmful spyware programs.
Immediate removal may be required.



» UnitedHealthcare Donates Laptop Computers to The City of Hattiesburg's E¬≥ Health Initiative

» Rewired courses: ABSS is mulling a program that would grow the use of computers in classrooms

» The 5 best laptop bags you‚Äôve never heard of

» Toshiba Expands SMB Offerings with Ultraportable Port√©g√© R30 Laptop

Bluetooth now poised to fulfill its promise

Author: Raymond Klesc


No question about it, Bluetooth is very handy thanks to its improved integration with computers, cell phones and automobiles.

When Bluetooth first appeared about five years ago, the hype far outstripped its usefulness. The ability to eliminate the tangles of cords and cables was very alluring. Unfortunately, cost and complexity almost brought the technology to its knees.

Now its back, alive and well, fulfilling its promise as a useful tool in a variety of settings.

Europe was its early adopter and it is standard on nearly all European cell phones. They have adopted Bluetooth enabled phones, laptops, wireless keyboards, mice and more.

Sexy Headsets:
Cingular and T-Mobile wireless carriers use the same technology as their European counterparts and thus offer Bluetooth enabled devices for their customers. Bluetooth is rarer from Sprint and Verizon Communications which are based on North American technologies.

One major boost for adoption of Bluetooth enabled mobile phones will come from State and local governments. Many new laws and ordinances have been adopted or are in various stages of implementation that will levy fines for driving and using a hand held cell phone. The push for hands-free calling will move Bluetooth forward in the marketplace.

Acura TL now offers Bluetooth integrated into the automobile allowing the driver to use the cars stereo system as a speakerphone and displays information on the dashboard. Bluetooth car kits are now available from Motorola, Nokia, Parrot and others for about $100.

Early teething problems included high cost and poor battery life and made it unattractive for handsets. But now Logitechís Mobile Bluetooth handset can be had for about $50. The $140 Jabra BT800, which lets you control many cell-phone functions on the headset, offers six hours of talk time and five days of standby. After that, you can recharge by running a USB cable from the headset into a laptop so you don't need to take a charger with you. A headset on the way from Plantronics will come with adapters that allow charging from most phone adapters or from an AA battery.

Bluetooth Linking:
Beyond mobile phones, Bluetooth is beginning to make inroads into other aspects of wireless communication. Although Windows support is somewhat primitive by current standards, the technology is standard on Apple Macintoshes and optional on other products. Apple uses the latest, faster version of Bluetooth. If Mac detects a Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse during startup, it will link to them automatically.

PalmOne is also a big supporter of Bluetooth. PalmOne's software overcomes most of the Windows difficulties and allows their handheld devices to sync and swap files with a Windows laptop over Bluetooth. Making sync work with a new Mac PowerBook is even easier. As for Microsoft's primitive Bluetooth world, it is possible to get a Pocket PC to sync with Windows over Bluetooth, but is only for the technically savvy.

Bluetooth Worth Waiting For:
Bluetooth still falls short. Early promoters envisioned that you would be able to walk up to a printer with your laptop of PDA, click a button, and print. Weíre still waiting for that one. Bluetooth printers are rare but we can assume that the advent of Bluetooth enabled digital camera phones will spur this technology further and make for easy printing of those treasured moments.

The technology savvy users are an impatient lot. If it doesnít catch on right away they move on to something newer and different. If anything, Bluetooth has proven that acceptance can take a while. But isnít it worth the wait?

We technology watchers are an impatient lot who tend to give up on anything that doesn't catch on right away. Bluetooth has proved once again that acceptance can take a long time -- and that sometimes it's worth the wait.

About the Author

About Global Value Connect:
Global Value Connect ( http://www.globalvalueconnect.com ) has been providing the best value in telecommunication products and services for the home or office since 1995. If you want to cut your telephone bill in half register today for our free eBook entitled "Telephone Bill Saving Tips for Home and Office" and is available at: http://www.globalvalueconnect.com/Saving_Tips.htm

Article Keywords:
Laptop Computers


 



Recently, an interesting email came across my desk. I'll paste it below.  Take a few seconds and read it, and see what you think. It's very interesting...

Dear Friend,

Is your slow computer getting you down?

"Learn How I Used A 'Little known' But Insanely Simple Method To More Than DOUBLE THE SPEED Of My PC AND Internet Connection - With NO Technical Skill Or Computer Knowledge Whatsoever..."

Read On To Discover Just How Easy And Simple It Is For You To Be Uncovering New Speeds That You Only Dreamt Your Laptop Was Capable Of In Just Minutes From Now!

I would just like to state, THIS IS NO JOKE, If you used just one of my methods listed in this report, I guarantee that you would have a much faster, more efficient and much more powerful computer!

Continue Reading

 

   

Articles, Resources, And Great Deals On Laptop Computers, Dell Laptop, Apple Laptops, Sony Vaio Laptops And Compaq Laptops