'Handoff' Articles

HomePod Gaining Handoff Support, AirPods Get Audio Sharing Feature

Apple at WWDC 2019 today announced that the HomePod is gaining Handoff support, allowing users to place an iPhone near the ‌HomePod‌ to hand over music, podcast, or a phone call. Apple also announced that AirPods are getting a new Audio Sharing feature, allowing users to share a song or movie with a friend with just a

PDF Expert Updated With Handoff Support

Readdle has updated PDF Expert with Handoff support, allowing users to start working on iPhone or iPad and easily pick up on Mac where they left off. To transfer a PDF document from an iPhone or iPad to Mac, click on the Handoff button in PDF Expert for Mac and select the file. Handoff will automatically transfer the PDF document to the desktop, including all annotations and edits. The iPhone or iPad must be on the same Wi-Fi network as the Mac. PDF Expert is a popular iOS app for reading, annotating, signing, editing, and merging PDF documents. Readdle launched a Mac version of the app last November, which was selected as an "App of the Year" runner-up by Apple in 2015. Readdle is now working on PDF Expert for Mac 2.0, which will include OCR and PDF text editing. PDF Expert 5 for iOS is $9.99 on the App Store, while PDF Expert for Mac is on sale for $19.99. Readdle says the Mac version is currently 70% off and will return to its regular $59.99 price tomorrow. A free seven day trial is also available. PDF Expert for Mac 2.0 will be a free update for existing

BBC iPlayer for iOS Adds Handoff Support and Spotlight Search

BBC's iPlayer app has been updated for iOS users in the UK today, bringing added support for Spotlight search and Apple's Handoff feature. Users of the app can now directly search for TV programs from their home screen by activating Spotlight search with a swipe down gesture, while the addition of Handoff support enables viewers to pick up where they left off when switching to another iOS device. The update also patches a bug that led to the app crashing on launch for some users, and adds a full catalog of iPlayer programs to the channel page via the A-Z option. The UK broadcaster recently brought its iPlayer app to Apple TV after initially stating it had no plans to make the service available on the platform. BBC iPlayer is a free download for users in the UK. [Direct Link]

Chrome for iOS Updated With Handoff Support, Material Design, iPhone 6 Optimization

Google today announced an update for its Chrome iOS app with several new features, perhaps most notably the ability to transfer from Chrome on your mobile device to a browser on OS X thanks to integration with Handoff. The Handoff support works seamlessly, allowing users to continue browsing a mobile webpage on their desktop of choice, but the update also brings a couple of other updates to Chrome on iOS, namely a graphical overhaul in line with Google's Material Design aesthetic and general optimization for "bigger phones." The Chrome team is excited to announce Chrome 40 for iPhone and iPad. Chrome 40.0.2214.61 contains a number of improvements including: -New look with Material Design bringing bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces -iOS 8 optimizations and support for bigger phones -Support handoff from Chrome to your default browser on OS X -Stability improvements and bug fixes The update is available now and Chrome can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]