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For Apple devotees who have Mac computers as well as mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, Handoff may provide some sanity, allowing users to finish tasks on one device that they started on another. For instance, you could begin an email on an iPad and finish it later on a Mac, picking up right where you left off. Even better, Apple says it'll allow an incoming iPhone call to be picked up via computer or iPad. Same goes for receiving and replying to any kind of text message.
It's promised the feature will work with Mail, Safari, Maps, Calendar and other apps, including some developed by companies other than Apple. Though it should bring some welcome continuity to those of us juggling multiple devices, we'll reserve judgment until we see Handoff in action.
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