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    Question Texting from iMac to Iphone
    I'm old as dirt, and not too bright - some say I most have gone to grade school with Methuselah. My kids text each other and get responses fast, while I email them and wait a day or two, or three. So, my question is, how can I text them from my iMac to iPhone when I need a faster response? Thanks in advance.

    Pete (The Oldfella)

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    You can download the messages beta from the apple website. Then you can imessage with your kids as long as their iphones are running ios5


    Here is the link: http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain...messages-beta/

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    Oh, Rats! Here is the message I get: "This update requires Mac OS X version 10.7." - I'm running OS X 10.6.8. - I bought the "Lion" version when it first came out, but dumped it because of some goofy issues and went back to the "Leopard" version, and can't find my proof of purchase (Lion) to get it back ... any ideas? Thanks.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfella View Post
    Oh, Rats! Here is the message I get: "This update requires Mac OS X version 10.7." - I'm running OS X 10.6.8. - I bought the "Lion" version when it first came out, but dumped it because of some goofy issues and went back to the "Leopard" version, and can't find my proof of purchase (Lion) to get it back ... any ideas? Thanks.

    Pete
    If you open the Mac App store on your Mac and go to "Purchases" (top of the screen), you should be able to see everything you purchased from there. (you'll have to be signed in to see your purchases) I'm assuming that's where you acquired Lion?

    Just click on the Lion icon and re-download it. After installing, go here to update to latest version of Lion before installing Messages.
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    Moved out of the "Lounge" as this thread does not belong there.

    As for your original purchase of Lion... just log on to the App store with your original userid and password and you can download Lion again without having to pay. Read through the following thread to learn how to re-download Lion.

    LINK

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    Thanks, folks - After additional research, I found that Lion is till riddled with unresolved issues - so, I think I'll wait until "Mountain Lion" is out and gets a good going-over by the gurus to pursue my "texting from my Mac to iPhone" quest. Thanks for your courtesies.

    Pete (The Oldfella)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfella View Post
    Thanks, folks - After additional research, I found that Lion is till riddled with unresolved issues - so, I think I'll wait until "Mountain Lion" is out and gets a good going-over by the gurus to pursue my "texting from my Mac to iPhone" quest. Thanks for your courtesies.

    Pete (The Oldfella)
    Hey Pete,
    As long as the specs and software updates are up to speed on your iMac for Lion then you shouldn't have any problems. There where a few niggles initially, and the wi-fi reconnect issue has just been resolved.
    Everything is good here and with most folks.

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    As an aside to the Lion issues can I susgest that if the email account used supports push (many do now but iCloud accounts, gmail, yahoo as a few examples) the email will arrive just as quick as a text.

    If it's fast response you're after I'd suggest it's got more to do with how the recipient responds to texts/emails rather than the speed of the method used that's in question here.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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