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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Share iPhone Calls and Texts across Devices

Included among the Continuity features introduced in iOS 8 and Yosemite are a pair of useful capabilities that let your Mac, iPad, or iPod touch serve as an extension of your iPhone (you do have an iPhone, right?). As long as your iPhone is in the vicinity of your other device (in your pocket or purse, say, or even in the next room), you can make and receive phone calls—and send and receive SMS/MMS messages—using your Mac, iPad, or iPod touch.

Note: Your iPhone need not be in Bluetooth range (about 30 feet) of your Mac or iPad. It does need to be turned on and signed in with the same Apple ID (in Messages and FaceTime)—and for phone forwarding, connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Prior to iOS 8 ...

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