Apple iOS 8′s Handoff app lets you handle calls and SMS on the iPad and Mac


The Cupertino Company announced a really nifty feature called “Handoff” as a part of the new “continuity” push on all of Apple’s devices and services. In pure cellular technology terms, this word defines the transfer of a signal from one cell to another. Similarly, the iOS 8 devices will be able to “Handoff” information from one form factor to the other.

 

Apple has taken it further by not only including third party support, but also for voice calls and imessages. Users can now take calls and reply to SMSs or iMessages from their iPad running iOS 8 or even their Mac, running OS X Yosemite.

Apple’s devices have always worked together well, considering the tightly integrated nature of the platform and “Handoff” only makes it better. Apple has tried to offer the maximum number of features that can roam between the devices, like the iCloud.

Unsurprisingly, it will work only when all your devices are connected to the same network. The new messages app on iOS 8 as well as Mac OS X Yosemite handles all your SMS too, and users can obviously reply to them from any of them, again, if they have their iPhone on the same network. Also, they can also make calls and create messages right from the PC, owing to synced contacts with phone numbers. Apple seems to be getting closer to a seamless experience for all its users.

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