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At The Core: AirDrop, explained

AirDrop is pretty much magic for folks like me who need to swap files between iOS devices and Macs on a daily basis. But even if you need the service on a more sporadic basis, you might benefit from checking out the video above. In it: I talk about why I love AirDrop, what I use it for, a few...
How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

Handoff is part of Continuity, which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work together more quickly, easily, and seamlessly than ever before. Rather than putting the same interface across all their devices, or making the web the center of the universe, Handoff is keeping things personal...
How to turn off Continuity's call relay and stop your iPad and Mac from ringing

How to turn off Continuity's call relay and stop your iPad and Mac from ringing

Continuity's call relay lets you answer a phone call from your iPhone on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. It's great for when an important call comes in and your iPhone is out of reach. It's not so great when you have 3 or 4 iPads, iPods, and Macs around you when a call comes in and they all start...
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How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

Handoff is part of Continuity, which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work together more quickly, easily, and seamlessly than ever before. Rather than putting the same interface across all their devices, or making the web the center of the universe, Handoff is keeping things personal...
How to turn off Continuity's call relay and stop your iPad and Mac from ringing

How to turn off Continuity's call relay and stop your iPad and Mac from ringing

Continuity's call relay lets you answer a phone call from your iPhone on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. It's great for when an important call comes in and your iPhone is out of reach. It's not so great when you have 3 or 4 iPads, iPods, and Macs around you when a call comes in and they all start...
How to use Continuity for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide

How to use Continuity for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: The ultimate guide

The iPhone, iPad, and Mac are all different devices with different interfaces, but they can and should provide a seamless way for people to move between them and use them together. That's the idea Continuity is built on. There's Instant Hotspot for sharing cellular connections, AirDrop for...
How to send regular text messages from your iPad with SMS relay

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad

SMS/MMS relay is part of Apple's Continuity feature. It lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your iPad, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and iPad are online, as soon as your iPhone...
How to receive and make phone calls from your iPhone on your iPad with Continuity Calling

How to setup and use call relay to make and take iPhone calls on your iPad

Call relay lets you answer and place calls from your iPhone using your iPad. It's part of Continuity, and it means that if your iPhone is in your pocket or bag, across the room or in another room entirely, you no longer have to worry about getting to it just to take or make a call. Instead, as...
How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your Mac

SMS/MMS relay, part of Continuity, lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your Mac, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and Mac are both online, as soon as your iPhone receives an SMS or...
How to instantly share files between Macs with AirDrop

How to use AirDrop to instantly share files from your Mac

With AirDrop you can quickly, easily, and securely share files not just between iOS devices, or between iOS and OS X, but between Macs running OS X as well. As long as you're within Bluetooth LE range, and you have Wi-Fi enabled, there's virtually no file size restriction either, which can make...
How to connect to Instant Hotspot on your Mac

How to connect to Instant Hotspot with your Mac

Instant Hotspot is part of Continuity, and lets you share the data connection from your iPhone or cellular iPad with your Mac or other device. It's different from Personal Hotspot, which requires a password and connects like a standard Wi-Fi router, in that it uses your Apple ID for...
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Best Handoff compatible apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Handoff is part of iOS 8's new Continuity feature and lets you start a task on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and pick up right where you left off on another device. Aside from a lot of Apple's own apps, developers have the ability to integrate Handoff support right into their own apps. Currently...
How to connect to Instant Hotspot on your iPad

How to connect to Instant Hotspot with your iPad

Instant Hotspot, part of Apple's Continuity features, lets you share the data connection from your iPhone or cellular iPad with your Wi-Fi only iPad or other device. It's different from Personal Hotspot, which requires a password and connects like a standard Wi-Fi router, in that it uses your...

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