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    Red face OH MY GOD -- check out what address book can do!!

    You know how you can send SMS messages from cell phones to cell phones? Also known as "short mail" on the Sprint Network, or Text Messaging.

    Well you can do it right from address book! No phone needed, no cellular service needed! It just works! It must be a standard protocol. It's just standard text over IP or something! Now you can send text messages to your buddies' phones for free, with no cell phone account even! And if they reply to you, and address book is open... you get the reply right on your computer screen! I don't even know how that works!!!!

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    Hmm.. i be thinking you have a bluetooth phone (see the shiny bluetooth icon in a.b.?) . this is a long documented feature of a.b. Unless your talking about instant messaging between computers, then that's quite cool. no wait, that's email.
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    yeah but I'm not using my phone to send SMS .... unless it's automatically using my phone? Hmm...

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    Talking ...

    If you have Bluetooth mobile phone and Bluetooth module in your Mac you can do MANY things with them via the Address Book:
    -SMS reply/send/view
    -Accept/Make calls
    -Redirect calls to Voice Mail

    Via the Address Book you can also email someone, visit his/her web page, iChat with them, go to their iDisk, Get a Map of their address, or view their telephone/fax/etc. numbers in Large Type (across a room or something in order to call them with another device maybe or simply take notes)...

    Anyways, Address Book is more than meets the eye and maybe just maybe, now you people can understand why I was making fun of Wintel and their Athens PC the other day, here:
    http://www.macosx.com/forums/showthr...threadid=32231

    Here is a piece from there:
    Oh, almost forgot this:
    "When the hardware receives an incoming call, the software automatically pulls up the caller's contact information and photo if the data are stored on the system."
    OS X Address Book + OS X Bluetooth + SE T68i = Anyone?




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    A cool utility for your address book is something called iAddressX or something like that. It puts a @ symbol up by your clock and you can easily access all that info without opening the address book application. One of my favorite utility extras.
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    Cool, great stuff I hadn't known about. Can't wait to get home and give it a try, but hulkie, I gotta say the t68 is a dismal phone.
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    Originally posted by solrac
    yeah but I'm not using my phone to send SMS .... unless it's automatically using my phone? Hmm...
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    Another cool think about Address Book and Bluetooth phones... If you sync the two, and you have photos in your address book, when a call comes in from someone with a photo, the photo shows up on the screen letting your know who is calling...

    This works on my Nokia3650, and other color bluetooth phones with cameras, I suspect...
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