OS X Mavericks introduces the familiar text shortcuts iOS users have known and loved. Here's what you need to know.
On Tuesday Apple announced it was releasing OS X Mavericks for free to all Mac users. This update, while a new OS version, isn't heavy on features, with most of the changes being performance-related, but it does offer a few gems.
One of those gems is the ability to sync your iOS text shortcuts with your Mac, or vice versa, using iCloud. If you already have some text shortcuts set up on your iOS device, and you use the same iCloud account on your Mac running Mavericks, go ahead and try typing one. Pretty cool, huh?
In order to edit or create new text shortcuts on your Mac, download and install OS X Mavericks from the App Store. Before installing the update, check Topher's tips to make sure your Mac is ready.
To view the new shortcuts, or simply verify they are indeed syncing via iCloud, you can read through this post to get the rundown of text shortcuts on iOS.