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Handoff Feature Of OS X Yosemite Does Not Work In All Macs

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A few days ago, ?great news for Mac lovers and iOS device users was announced as Apple unveiled its powerful new version of OS X ? the OS X Yosemite.

The operating system promises to work on a wide range of Macs but rumors and reports say that there are some features of OS X Yosemite that do not work with all Macs, one of which is the new Handoff feature.

Recent reports said that only those Macs with Bluetooth LE support can use the new OS X Yosemite?s handoff feature, and older devices that do not have Bluetooth LE cannot avail of it. With Handoff, users can start an activity on one device and pass it to the other. Thus, users do not miss a beat in their work.

Apple has described ?handoff? as follows:

“Now you can start writing an email on your iPhone and pick up where you left off when you sit down at your Mac. Or browse the web on your Mac and continue from the same link on your iPad. It all happens automatically when your devices are signed in to the same iCloud account. Use Handoff with favorite apps like Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts. And developers can build Handoff into their apps now, too.”

?Apple products have always been designed to work together beautifully. But now they may really surprise you. With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, you?ll be able to do more wonderful things than ever before,? Apple proudly said in the their official website.

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Meanwhile, here?s the list of all the Macs that are compatible with OS X Yosemite:

  • ? Mac (Mid-2007 or later)
  • ? MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
  • ? MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
  • ? MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • ? Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • ? Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
  • ? Xserve (Early 2009)

Apple said OS X Yosemite has been set out to elevate the experience of using a Mac. With ?handoff not working on other Macs, Apple must do something to address this.

(Photo courtesy https://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/continuity/)

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