How To: 5 Pro Tips for Using iMessage on iOS 7

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One of the most frequently used app on the iPhone and iPad is the Messages app, which delivers SMS text messages, MMS picture messages, and iMessages on the iPhone and iMessage chats on the iPad. With iOS 7, Apple had added a few new gestures, in addition to existing gestures, that bring added features to […]

American Law Enforcement Wants Carriers to Save Your Incriminating Text Messages

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Various law enforcement offices in the U.S. are proposing legislation that would require American carriers–such as AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless–to store and archive private text messages that are sent and received. The legislation proposed may get bundled together with a proposed update to the 1986 Electronics Communications Privacy Act, a […]

The iMessage Benefit: Up to $400 Million in SMS Cost Savings Daily

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In its earnings call, Apple had announced that its popular iMessage messaging service has been quite the success, transferring over 2 billion messages daily to over 500 million iOS devices. iMessage can be sent between iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac devices. The service, which replaces traditional text (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS) for many […]

Consumers Texting Less Thanks to Messaging Apps Like iMessage

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In the U.S., consumers are beginning to send less text messages, or SMS, thanks to new apps such as iMessage, BlackBerry Messages (BBM), and WhatsApp. According to research date collected by Chetan Sharma Consulting, the number of texts sent and received on networks operated in the U.S. have declined for the first time in the […]

SMS Spoofing Flaw Now Fixed in iOS 6

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In a flaw with how Apple’s mobile iOS platform handles SMS messages discovered last month, it appears that Apple has listened to the criticism of hackers and have patched the flaw with the release of iOS 6 on Wednesday. The new mobile OS will be preloaded onto the iPhone 5 when the new flagship smartphone […]

Google Voice Fails at Being Your Only Phone Number

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Google Voice offers “One Number” to ring all of your phones, and to send text messages to all of your phones. The free tool is one of my favorite services, but it falls short of being the only number you need to give people. Currently you can make and receive calls and send and receive text messages, but Google […]

AT&T’s Cloud Messages Takes On Google Voice

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Long gone are the days when your voicemails and text messages are tied to not just your mobile number, but to your mobile phone. Thanks to the advent of visual voicemail, popularized by Apple’s iPhone, and to Internet-based and VoIP services like Google Voice, your messages are now accessible whenever, wherever. AT&T is even taking […]

iMessage Aims Squarely at RIM’s BBM

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iMessage is Apple’s new messaging command center that allows iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to communicate with each other. As the latter two products lack text messaging and picture messaging–SMS and MMS–capabilities, this will allow those devices to send text or feature-rich messages to iPhones and with each other. The service will definitely allow iOS […]

AT&T Changes the Seasonal Calendar and Promises MMS on 9/25

When Apple released the new iPhone 3GS and the updated OS 3.0 software, there was much consternation about AT&T’s inability to provide one of the key new features that Apple was touting, MMS. Other carriers around the world had it ready on launch, but for those of us here in the good old USA, we […]