Hard­ware tease

Mac Format - - APPLETALK -

Once again, Ap­ple has teased me with new fea­tures and once again I find I can’t take ad­van­tage of them with­out buy­ing new hard­ware.

I’m talk­ing about Yosemite with its Hand­off/Con­ti­nu­ity fea­tures, where you can start some­thing such as an email on your iPhone (on iOS 8) and con­tinue it on your Mac, or pick up an in­com­ing phone call on your Mac.

I have a mid-2010 21-inch iMac that’s hap­pily run­ning Mav­er­icks, but I dis­cov­ered that the above fea­tures won’t work on an iMac older than 2012 – it was the same with Mir­ror­ing: my Mac was too old!

I’m not a fan of the new ‘flat’ look – this might be okay on an iPhone or iPad, but not on a desk­top – so tell me: why should I bother up­grad­ing? Mike Fowler

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