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How to configure iMessages in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 for SMS Forwarding

imessage forwarding

With the release of OSX Yosemite and iOS 8.1 it is now possible to send and receive SMS via the Messages app in Yosemite and on the iPad.

I had to troubleshoot my setup to get SMS Forwarding to work and here is what I found out:

  • Your devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) need to be signed in with the same iCloud account and on the same wifi network.
  • On the iPhone I enabled iMessage via Settings >> Messages.
  • Under Send & Receive on the same page I enabled my phone number and at least one email address to work with iMessage.
  • I went back and then into Text Message Forwarding. I enabled my Mac and iPad, each device showed me a code I entered on the iPhone.
  • I then sent a couple of test messages between the devices. Success!
  • The person you are sending a SMS to, does not need to be an iMessage user.
  • If you send pictures, they don’t show up on all devices.

See this guide over at Redmond Pie for details.


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Installing OSX 10.9 Mavericks on my hackintosh

I haven’t used OSX daily for some years now, but occasionally I boot from the hard drive containing OSX on my hackintosh. It has gone from Lion (see this post for my hardware) to Mountain Lion. And recently I installed Mavericks, which is version 10.9 of Apple’s operating systems for Macs. This time the install went without problems.

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Apples October 2013 Event


The two biggest surprises for me was the new iPad moniker and the price for OSX Mavericks.

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Coming fall 2012: Mountain Lion on my hackintosh

I’ve always waited for the first patch before I upgrade OS X. And it usually doesn’t take long.

My white MacBook from late 2007  (MB062LL/B) is now out of the loop. Sooo…

Since I’m going to be installing Mountain Lion on my hackintosh, I’m also waiting for MultiBeast to be updated. UniBeast has already been updated.

With GigaByte releasing new UEFI BIOS for my motherboard, things might even get simpler!

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Technews for week 24

Here in Norway weeks starts on Monday and we use week numbers. Below is the most interesting technews for week 24.

The BIG headlines this week was caused by Apple. At the opening of the 29th WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) Apple released upgraded MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros and “the next generation” MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The 15.4 inch display consists of over 5 million pixels with the resolution 2880 x 1800. It comes standard with 8GB RAM. SuperDrive or harddrive is not an option. Built only with proprietary parts, iFixit gave it a score of 1 for repairability. You simply can’t upgrade or service it yourself. Apple also (quietly) ditched the 17 inch MacBook Pro and upgraded the Mac Pro and the Airport Express. Since the upgraded MacBook Airs and Pros use the new MagSafe 2 connector, you can buy an adapter.

Apple also showed off the next version of OS X called Moutain Lion, which will be yours for 20$ next month. iOS 6 was shown for the first time, with Scott Forstall highlighting some of the new features. iOS 6 will be a free update this fall for iPhone 3GS and newer, iPad 2 and newer and the 4th generation iPod touch.

Spotify released an updated version of its Android app built from scratch. In addition to all the goodies from the preview version earlier this year, you also get gapless playback and crossfade together with support for folders, play queue and scrobbling.

Since Internet Explorer 10 on Windows RT (that’s the Metro-only version of Windows 8 to run on tablets powered by ARM CPUs) won’t support plugins, Microsoft has decided to include Flash themselves.