OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 have a new feature called Phone Relay, that lets you take iPhone calls on your Mac, as long as both devices are nearby and signed into the same iCloud account.
Continuity is a really useful feature that Apple added in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. It lets users seamlessly switch between their Macs and iOS devices, continuing where they left off. The feature was however not compatible with older Macs, even some that had Bluetooth 4.0.
Samsung and Apple have been butting heads for quite some time, both with products for consumers and within court rooms, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to end any time soon.
When Apple announced OS X Yosemite, one of the standout features was Continuity, the ability to switch between a Mac running Yosemite and an iOS-based device running iOS 8. Unfortunately, some older machines were left out in the wind.
iOS 8.1 enables SMS Text Message Forwarding feature, a Continuity feature that lets you send and receive SMS messages on your Mac via your iPhone, even if the person you’re communication with does not have an iPhone. It is no longer limited to iMessages.
One of the coolest new features in iOS 8 and Yosemite is the ability to make and answer cellular iPhone calls on your Mac, iPad or iPod touch thanks to the new Continuity feature.