Bluetooth was borrowed from the 10th-century, second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth; who was famous for uniting Scandinavia just as we intended to unite the PC and cellular industries with a short-range wireless link.
How did they come up with the name Bluetooth?
Bluetooth was named after a tenth-century king, Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark and Norway. (Also known as Harald Bluetooth Gormson or Harald I of Denmark) Bluetooth is an anglicized version of Harald Blaatand, who was known for his unification of previously warring tribes from Denmark (including now Swedish Scania).
"B with dots - You see a B icon with three dots through it when Bluetooth is on and a paired Bluetooth device is communicating with your computer." That means your Bluetooth device is working with the Mac.
On your iOS device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure that Bluetooth is on. If you can't turn on Bluetooth or you see a spinning gear, restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Make sure that your Bluetooth accessory and iOS device are close to each other. Turn your Bluetooth accessory off and back on again.
Transfer Files Wirelessly Between Mobile Devices and Computers. You can pair a smartphone or tablet and a laptop or Bluetooth-enabled PC together and use Bluetooth to wirelessly send files back and forth. If you don't have your USB cable with you or you just like to use wireless file transfers, this can be useful.
Go to settings and turn on bluetooth. Click menu button and you will see the option Show received files . Alternatively every files sent via bluetooth will be stored in a folder named bluetooth in storage (if the files are not moved). There's a user interface that's providing the log/history of Bluetooth sharing.
A bind rune (Icelandic: bandrún) is a ligature of two or more runes. They are extremely rare in Viking Age inscriptions, but are common in earlier (Proto-Norse) and later (medieval) inscriptions. On some runestones, bind runes may have been ornamental and used to highlight the name of the carver.
The USB square circle triangle Trident symbol is most likely symbolic of the different devices that can be chained to a USB connection. Prior to USB, only SCSI had this capability. The square, circle, and triangle don't appear to have any particular significance, other than signifying different connected devices.
The Standard-B is used at the device side. Since USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports may coexist on the same machine and they look similar, the USB 3.0 specification recommends that the Standard-A USB 3.0 receptacle have a blue insert (Pantone 300C color).
USB-C is the industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power. The USB-C connector was developed by the USB Implementers Forum, the group of companies that has developed, certified, and shepherded the USB standard.
USB-C, formally known as USB Type-C, is a 24-pin USB connector system, which is distinguished by its two-fold rotational-symmetrical connector. The USB Type-C Specification 1.0 was published by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and was finalized in August 2014.
|Top speed||Cable configuration|
|USB 1.1||12Mbps||Type-A to Type-B|
|USB 2.0||480Mbps||Type-A to Type-B|
|USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 gen 1||5Gbps||Type-A to Type-B|
|USB 3.1 / USB 3.1 gen 2||10Gbps||Type-C both ends, reversible plug orientation / Type-A to Type-C (compatible)|
Yesterday on his Talk Show podcast, Daring Fireball's John Gruber suggested that his Apple sources told him that Apple invented USB Type-C. Known for often insightful but always 'not negative' Apple commentary, Gruber sometimes peppers his stories with info he's gained from inside Apple which he calls “little birdies”
Stands for "Universal Serial Bus Type-C." USB-C is a type of USB connector that was introduced in 2015. It supports USB 3.1, which means a USB-C connection can transfer data up to 10 Gbps and send or receive up to 20 volts or 100 watts of power.
The default protocol for the new USB-C connector is USB 3.1, which, at 10Gbps, is the same speed as Thunderbolt 1. USB Type-C ports can support a variety of different protocols allowing you to have adapters that can output HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other types of connections streamlined into a single type of port.
USB Power Delivery, or USB PD, is a charging protocol that uses high speed USB-C connecters and cables. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops that are Power Delivery-enabled allow safe, faster charging and more power for larger devices, without the need of a separate power supply.
Uniquely, USB Type-C is reversible, meaning you can plug it in upside down and it will still work. However, you cannot plug existing USB A or USB B connectors into a USB Type-C port, nor can you plug a USB Type-C connector into an older port.
Most modern devices such as digital cameras, printers, scanners, flash drives, cell phones, iPods and other MP3 players use some variation of the USB port in their design. The first USB technology began development in 1994, co-invented by Ajay Bhatt of Intel and the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum, Inc).
An employee of I.B.M. also filed an invention disclosure in 1999 when one of their employees, Shimon Shmueli, claimed to have invented the drive. Though the initial invention remains disputable, it wasn't until late in 2000 that the first USB flash drive was sold in the U.S. by I.B.M.
The pen drive was invented in 1998 by IBM, with the intention of replacing the floppy drive in its ThinkPad line of products. The first flash drive was manufactured by M-systems under contract with IBM and was called the disgo. The disgo came in various sizes: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB and 64 MB.
USB flash drives were invented at M-Systems, an Israeli company, in a US patent filed in April 5, 1999 by Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan, all M-Systems employees at the time. The product was announced by the company in September 2000, and was first sold by IBM in 8MB capacity starting December 15, 2000.