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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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Why Apple Keeps Turning on Your Bluetooth

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It seems that every recent iOS update turns Bluetooth back on if you had previously disabled it. Why would Apple do this? Kashmir Hill of Forbes proposes that the answer has something to do with iBeacons.favicon follow link

 

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Thanks for picking up this topic. I wrote in past TidBIT forums about noticing this Bluetooth issue since the IOS 7.0 upgrade. So when it occurred with the intermediate upgrade and again this week I was ready for it. At first I forgot until I noticed my battery life cut about 50% of what I expected then remembered to go back into preferences and turn Bluetooth off.

I have spoken with a developer who could not comment but would say that "we were doing what the design specs called for."

For whatever reason, Bluetooth is being enabled after each IOS upgrade I concluded that it was/is a conscious decision by Apple. To what end I do not know. Are there any other preferences or hidden features they are enabling that we are not aware?