Yosemite, the next OS X along with iOS 8 coming this fall will have a great feature, that I look forward to. Answering my iPhone on my Mac.
That’s right, you can now make and receive phone calls on you Mac. According to Apple,
“When your iPhone rings, you’ll get a notification on your Mac showing you the caller’s name, number, and profile picture”. When clime the notification to answer, your Mace suddenly becomes a speakerphone. But it doesn’t end there, you can also dial out by clicking a phone number see in Contacts, Calendar, Messages, or Safari. Simply make sure that your iPhone and Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network.
How about sending text messages and not just iMessage? Yosemite and and iPhone running iOS 8 have you covered. You will be able to send and receive SMS and MMS text message from you Mac. I love that I can send iMessages to my family and friends from my Mac, but now, forget about it, I’m in love. My friends in the “green bubbles” will now have the same privilege as those in the “blue bubbles”, all from my Mac.
Apple is also introducing Handoff. If your devices are near each other, they can automatically pass whatever you’re doing from one to another.
Example: You are writing an email on you Mac but your wife is wanting to leave right now. Switch to your phone and continue the message without losing your place, get the car (passenger seat because you don’t want to type an email and drive at the same time), and go.
According to Apple “Handoff works with Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts. And app developers can easily build Handoff into their apps”. So me may see more uses of Handoff in the future.