For quite some time now you’ve been able to send iMessages directly from your computer. However, that was limited to iMessages; if you wanted to text someone on Android, Blackberry, etc., you were out of luck. But beginning with the combination OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, your computer, iPad, and iPod Touch are now
Today Apple released iOS 8.1 bringing many bug fixes and a few new features: SMS Relay. Previously you could iMessage from your Mac but if you were texting someone on another platform such as Blackberry or Android you had to pick up your phone. Now if you’re using iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, your computer
Today Apple released a free major software update for Mac. The new OS X 10.10 Yosemite sports a brand new look, similar to the cosmetic upgrade that iOS 7 brought last year, though maybe not quite as drastic. The focus of this update is to bring the features more in line with iOS, allowing you to
In the mid-2000s we were encouraged to create a contact in our cell phone address book called “ICE” (in case of emergency) for paramedics, police, and others who might need our emergency contact information. Today though, with smartphones that contain an enormous amount of personal information, we keep our phones locked which limits the efficacy of the ICE program.
iOS 8 introduced a long-requested feature: third-party widgets. We’ve had Apple-made widgets for some time now in the form of the Today pulldown shade. This showed you your calendar, stocks, and weather. But now any app can offer to do small tasks or give you instant information without loading the full app. To see your widgets simply swipe your
iOS 8 introduced Wi-Fi Calling, a new feature that allows your phone to connect to your cell phone company (currently only T-Mobile) over Wi-Fi rather than via the cell phone tower. This allows you to place a cell phone call where your cellular signal is weak or non-existant, even avoiding roaming charges if connecting by