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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Yosemite Instant Handoff

Mac OS X Yosemite, or OS X 10.10 for those who like the number 10, brings some pretty deep integrations with Apple's iOS 8 devices. Among its many great features, I'm really enjoying Instant Hotspot. My Comcast service is a little spotty, so it's always been nice to use my phone has a backup data connection[^1]. That used to be a bit of a hassle that included a bunch of taps each time. Now my Mac can see my iPhone is close and does all the hard work for me.

What used to be a pain is now almost painless. Isn't that exactly what advances in computing are supposed to do?

EDIT: I had forgotten that I'm running the 8.1 beta. This feature will not work quite as I wrote above until Monday when it is released to the general public.

[^1]: Unlimited data on T-Mobile is pretty great.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.