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Bluetooth glossaryMany Bluetooth terms sprang up after Bluetooth cellphones became popular, some not so welcome by users. A brief summary follows. See Bluetooth and wireless glossary.
Sending a message from one Bluetooth phone to another. See Bluejacking.
Extracting data from a person's Bluetooth phone. See Bluesnarfing.
Sending spam to a user's Bluetooth phone. See spam.
Taking control of another's Bluetooth phone. See Bluebugging.
Broadcasting an advertisement to cellphones in the vicinity that have Bluetooth turned on.
A person who talks loudly on a Bluetooth headset.
Stereo headphones for music. See Bluetooth headphones.
An in-ear cellphone headset. See Bluetooth headset.
Low-power version introduced in Bluetooth 4. See Bluetooth LE.
Synchronizing Bluetooth devices such as a headset and cellphone. See Bluetooth pairing.
The Bluetooth specifications that support the different types of media transmitted (voice, music, video, etc.). See Bluetooth profiles.
Bluetooth Smart/Smart Ready
Bluetooth branding. See Bluetooth LE.
Planting a virus in a Bluetooth phone. See Bluetooth virus and Cabir.
Personal Area Network
Short-distance networks such as Bluetooth. See personal area network and WPAN.
A device that adapts a Bluetooth product to a non-Bluetooth computer or cellphone. See Wireless adapter.