PyX, on 16 February 2012 - 15:57, said:
There’s a LOT of annoyances in Messages, but it’s a step forward.
- It doesn’t link my iMessage account to the one on my cellphone. For a moment, I was thinking "if both are related to iCloud, they can be synchronized", but it’s not what’s happening there. My cellphone is linked to my phone number and Messages is linked to my iCloud. So I will appear like a new user to everyone if I use Message.
I'm not sure I exactly follow what your problem is so forgive me if my solution is not what you were looking for.
I think your problem is that your phone is sending your phone number
as your "Caller ID" when sending an iMessage and your Mac can't receive and send messages from your phone number (I wish it could). On your iPhone, goto Settings->Messages->Receive At->Caller ID and select your email address. That way when you send an iMessage to someone they will receive it from your email address and when they reply they will be replying to your email address (iCloud ID or whatever). This will keep the messages in-sync between your iPhone and your Mac (and ipad/ipod...).
.Neo, on 16 February 2012 - 16:05, said:
Using your logic Apple should have never added Dashboard, FaceTime, Dictionary, DVD Player, Font Book, iCal, iTunes, Mail, Preview, Photo Booth, Safari, Stickies, TextEdit, Time Machine and iCloud to the OS. All of those had existing third-party solutions before they were introduced.
Logic had nothing to do with my post, it was purely an emotional response as a fellow developer.