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Bluetooth LE has made it possible to perform all sorts of trickery using our smartphones and tablets without killing their batteries, but the developers behind a new app called Scribe have come up with an even more ingenious idea.
Hippo Foundry released an app called Scribe on Thursday, which promises to make it easy to copy text, phone numbers, URLs and even images between a Mac and a connected iPhone.
The secret to doing so is the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + X, which summons the Mac application to send the selected items to the handset using Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), which means transfers can be made even when a wireless network isn't available.
Apps such as Knock (which allows users to unlock their Mac by knocking on their iPhone) perform similar magic using Bluetooth LE, but in the case of Scribe, it's the Mac app that users will need to pay for ($2.99 in the Mac App Store), while the iPhone app is the free component.
The developers claim Scribe won't impact the battery life of your devices, and once paired, the Bluetooth 4.0 connection will be made whenever the Mac and iPhone are within range of each other, automatically.
The only potential downside is you'll need more recent devices to use Scribe, which includes MacBook Air or Mac mini models from 2011 or newer, MacBook Pro or iMac models from 2012 or later or a late 2013 Mac Pro; on the iOS side, an iPhone 4S or later, third-generation iPad or later, fifth-generation iPod touch or newer or any model of iPad mini. (Note the app isn't universal right now, so the iPad will work in 2x mode.)
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