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NC #649 Cloud Outliner, Apple TV Remote Case, Selling Apple Gear, Security Bits

Barry Porter tells us about another way to address Bluetooth problems by resetting the Bluetooth hardware module. I’ll tell you why I like Setapp and how it helped me find Cloud Outliner Pro from xwavesoft.com/…. In a Tiny Tip I tell you how to solve the problem of your Apple TV remote always being upside down. Then I’ll tell you the process of how I sell my Apple products so I can afford new toys. We’ve got Bart Busschots with Security Bits.

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Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, October 15, 2017, and this is show number 649.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

Bart ties up the last of the loose ends related to web forms. He teaches us about form events, which are critical to making our web forms not only accessible to screen readers but to allow our users to tab around to the different fields and interact with them without using a mouse. We learn about the keypress event and learn what it means for 31 to be the space key.

Barry Porter on Bluetooth dropout issues

Read his comments on this post:
Bluetooth Dropout FIXED!

GEEK Alert GEEK Alert!!

Access the Hidden Bluetooth Debug Menu in Mac OS X for Hardware Module Reset

Keep in mind this is going to disconnect every Bluetooth device on the Mac, so if you only have a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse you’re going to temporarily lose the ability to use those devices as the Bluetooth hardware module is reset.

From the OS X desktop, hold down the Shift+Option keys and then click on the Bluetooth menu item to reveal the hidden Debug menu
Select “Reset the Bluetooth module” from the Debug menu list

When finished resetting, reboot the Mac as usual and go through the process of connecting the Bluetooth device(s) to the Mac as you typically would, everything should now work fine

You’ll notice there are several other options available in the Bluetooth Debug menu, including logging options, the ability to factory reset all BT connected Apple devices, and the ability to remove all BT connected items in one fell swoop, those options can be useful for other scenarios, but for troubleshooting purposes the reset seems to be most valuable.

Keep in mind that if a Bluetooth device is too far away from the Mac it may also have problems connecting to the computer as well, you can monitor connection strength of Bluetooth devices with this trick if you’re uncertain about signal quality.

Blog Posts

Setapp Lead Me to Cloud Outliner Pro

Tiny Tip – Point Your Apple TV Remote in the Right Direction

How I Sell My Used Apple Gear

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Security Bits – 15 October 2017

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