How to set up and use iMessage on a Mac computer, and sync it with your iPhone or iPad using iCloud



a hand holding a remote control: It's easy to set up iMessage on a Mac to send and receive messages from your computer. Aleksey Khilko/Shutterstock


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It’s easy to set up iMessage on a Mac to send and receive messages from your computer. Aleksey Khilko/Shutterstock

  • After a short set up, it’s easy to send and receive iMessages straight from your Mac computer, instead of having to use your iPhone or iPad.
  • We recommend you set up iCloud message sharing between your Mac and iPhone so no data is lost, and you can be sure you’re responding to the most recent message.
  • Syncing your iMessages to iCloud also allows you to download them to a new device at setup.
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iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks have made messaging family members, friends, and coworkers easier than ever.

And thanks to Apple’s straight-forward software, you’re able to keep the conversation going from any of your devices.

Stuck in a work meeting but really need to text your spouse

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How to sync files and folders to OneDrive on a PC or Mac computer



a person sitting at a table using a laptop computer: OneDrive lets you sync your files between your Mac or PC and the cloud. skynesher/Getty Images


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OneDrive lets you sync your files between your Mac or PC and the cloud. skynesher/Getty Images

  • When you set up OneDrive, it’s automatically configured to sync all your files, including documents and photos, to the cloud. 
  • If you don’t want to sync everything, you can sync specific files and folders to OneDrive on your computer under “Preferences” in OneDrive’s “Help & Settings” menu.
  • OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service that makes your files available across devices through either a public internet or a private network connection.
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Using Microsoft OneDrive, you can keep personal files stored on your computer in sync with the cloud. Those same files are then synced automatically and available on other devices. Doing this is an easy way to ensure your desktop and laptop always have access to the same set of documents,

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Poly Sync Floats A New Range Of Speakerphones For Remote Workers And Meeting Rooms

We’re all doing more video calling and responding to boom in Zoom, Poly Sync has launched a new line of smart, USB and Bluetooth speakerphones, at Zoomtopia 2020. The devices use proprietary microphone technology to track the talker, rather than the sound.

The Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 are all designed to enable people to work from anywhere – whether that’s a remote work location at home or a conference room in the office. Poly Sync’s USB and Bluetooth connectivity options offer the choice of wireless or wired connections. Intelligent microphones can detect voices throughout the room, so speakers sound crisp and clear. All the

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Review of TextDrop, Online Writing Software With Dropbox Sync

As a blogger, I have been extensively using online writing software for the last 4 years. Although I have been using Simplenote until recently, I have always been looking for better alternatives. This review is about a new online software called TextDrop I recently found.

Before reviewing TextDrop, I need to share two most desirable features that I expect from good online writing software.

First, a seamless and fast synchronization with Dropbox.

Dropbox, a wonderful cloud service for file synchronization, is at the center of all my writing projects. All my blogs posts, memos, book plans are stored in Dropbox. therefore, any online writing software to be useful should have an ability to sync with folders of Dropbox.

Second, fullscreen mode for less distraction.

I am accustomed to using fullscreen mode on software like writeroom, iA writer, and Scrivener. A clean blank screen with no menus or other windows helps … Read More