WWDC 2014: You can now receive SMS texts and calls on your Mac

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Apple began its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference with the statement of Mac OS X Yosemite and continued on to talk about … connection.

‘It starts with AirDrop – it now works in between iOS and the Mac,’ Craig Federighi, Elder Vice President of Software application Engineering at Apple, described.

AirDrop makes transitions in between iOS and Mac smooth while Handoff assists your devices see each other using distance awareness, you can to swipe up from a Mac or iPad and see the details from one gadget and ‘hand it off’ to another.

The brand-new lock screen icon on the lower left permits you to swipe up and keep working on your iPad in real-time to do things like compose e-mails on a Mac and finish it off on an iPad, or finish the last little bits of a Keynote presentation on an iPhone and hand it over to the Mac for a discussion.

Another new function is Instantaneous Hotspot, for automatic configuration by close distance, or acknowledged devices.

Using your Mac as a phone?

With Yosemite, your Mac can now accept calls, show SMS text messages as well as use the computer as a speakerphone. This works when the phone is in another part of our home as well, and you can even dial phones.

The Mac is basically now extremely, very aware of exactly what you are doing on the phone and uses its capabilities, too.

To demonstrate, Federighi called Dr. Dre, of the recently acquired Beats company, to welcome him during the conference.

iMessages gets an upgrade

Federighi likewise noted that, ‘the next thing we wanted to deal with was SMS.’

More specifically, your SMS and other non-iMessage messages can now sync across all of your Apple gadgets and you’ll now have the ability to make and receives calls from your Mac running the new OS X Yosemite operating system.

‘We enjoy iMessage, but we’ve these green bubble pals,’ he joked. ‘You know they’ve inferior gadgets.’