Is there a way with Bluetooth or WiFi or something that will display on my mac mini's screen that there is an incoming phone call or SMS and who its from with possibly a photo?


I'm currently on a non-jailbroken phone, so would be most interested in solutions that would work a non-jailbroken phone. On the other hand... if the only solution (seamless preferably - ie the phone talks to the computer, not through a 3rd party server out in the internet someplace) is with a jailbroken phone, this would be a reason for me to do it...

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As far as I know, there's no way to do that directly with a non-jailbroken iPhone. (I would love to be wrong about that, though.)

You might be able to set up your phone with a third-party service to get functionality like this. For example, using Google Voice with an app like GrowlVoice ($5). GrowlVoice can provide real-time SMS notifications, but I'm not sure about real-time call notifications.

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    As far as I know, it might be a problem to do something like that even with jailbreak. For one, there is no recording call apps at cydia, and there might never be. My point is: Not everything becomes possible after jailbreaking.
    – cregox
    Commented May 13, 2011 at 15:57
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    @Cawas You're absolutely right, and I hope no one reads my answer as implying that it is possible on a jailbroken phone. Jailbreaking can add some powerful functionality, but it's not magic.
    – Austin
    Commented May 13, 2011 at 17:03
  • I sure didn't misread it then! I wanted to add it explicitly to your answer given Justin's edit about jailbreaking. ;)
    – cregox
    Commented May 13, 2011 at 17:35

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