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SMS Relay messages on a Mac iOS 8.1 tip: I turned down the chance to turn on SMS Relay. Now what?Marty writes: Just updated my iPhone to iOS 8.1 and my Mac to Yosemite. I want that new feature that lets your Mac send & receive SMS messages from your iPhone, but I said “no” when my Mac asked me if I wanted to turn the feature on. (You have to enter a code on your iPhone and I didn’t have my iPhone in front of me.) Now I’m ready to turn it on, but I can’t find the setting on my Mac. Help! Read More

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Wish there were a 'Find my iPhone'-type feature for Android phones?

Well, there are actually several third-party apps that’ll track down your lost or stolen handset, but Google has stepped in with its own phone-tracking service.Read More