OS X Yosemite first look video: Handoff

“One of the more exciting features shown off at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was Handoff, a piece of technology that lets OS X Yosemite recognize what a user is doing in an iOS 8 app and seamlessly transfer that action to Mac,” AppleInsider reports.

“Handoff is one of four tentpole features — alongside SMS, phone calls and Instant Hotspot — in Apple’s next-generation OS X and iOS operating systems the company is collectively referring to as ‘Continuity,'” AppleInsider reports. “Baked in to OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, continuity features let Macs recognize actions on nearby iOS devices to enable a new level of integration and cross-platform connectivity.”

“With Handoff, a Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite will monitor for iOS 8 devices via Bluetooth. Tying in iCloud as a registration backbone, OS X doesn’t need to pair with an iPhone or iPad to log it as a viable target device, making the proximity-aware feature utterly seamless for users with properly configured Apple IDs,” AppleInsider reports. “Once the Mac establishes a connection with the iOS device, it appears to enter a low-power “listening” mode until an appropriate call signal is received.”

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Much more in the full article here.


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