First I switched all of my devices to use iCloud Drive. Then I had some fun:
- I texted from my computer to a non-iPhone number!
- I received a call and answered it on my computer! A headset is most useful...
- I received a call during a meeting, and it rang on my iPhone, iPad, and computer! I used my computer to text back that I was not able to answer as I was running a meeting and (record scratch followed by silence) and audiobook on my iPad started playing! And, I could not quickly log in, and forgot to swipe up to silence it, and it was already in silent mode and that didn't help. I turned the sound down to nothing. Whew!
- I used handoff to:
- Finish a text
- Finish an email
- go to a webpage on my computer immediately that I was looking at on my ipad and iphone (tried each, and the other way around from my computer)
- Edit a numbers file
- Edit and view reminders
- View contacts (used it to verify a contact I had just added on my computer was indeed on my iPhone)
- With Yosemite I have used new features:
- I drew on a picture in my email on my mac - annotating it. OK I did this many times just because I can! It is also very useful, for directions. I circled a place to park on a map.
- Now that email is more integrated with contacts, I have been cleaning up my contacts lists so I see little pictures of my contacts in my emails on my mac. Where I have triple copies of a contact, I am working towards only one.
- I'm trying out notification center as an alternative to Feedly. I like having both!
- I used spotlight to search for more. I regularly look up word definitions using spotlight at this point, for example. I can cut and paste numbers now, which did not work well before (cutting from spotlight)
- I air dropped photos from my iPhone to my computer to share them via Google Drive from my computer, after changing the names and putting them in a folder. This was amazing and fast for the full-size photos.
I keep my phone in vibrate mode nearly all of the time. I am so used to the vibration, that I can now ignore it, and also feel it when it is not there at times. The ability to answer phone and texts on my computer is extremely useful to me.
OK, I'm also playing with Apple Pay. I've used it, and find that when I needed to get the fingerprint ID'ed on my phone while paying, it did not always work. However, normal unlocking of of my phone is flawless. What is the problem? I'm holding it differently during payments and so needed to rescan my thumb for this different angle for paying. Some cards work, some do not. I also used having my credit card in my Passbook to check what I was charged for a non Apple Pay charge - and found one that was wrong! It helped save me $60 by spotting this before I even left the store. I am a fan of Apple Pay.
I do not have 1password 5 working with iCloud on my mac. I have the app store version on my mac, and I am asking AgileBits for help.