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 […]

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 […]

Make Calls From Your iPad With Talkatone

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The iPad, even the new 4G version, can’t make phone calls when you take it out of the box. But, with a free app and a Google Voice account you can turn your iPad into a phone and leave your iPhone at home. Talkatone is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that allows […]

Where We Text Message: Bed, Bath and Beyond [Infographic]

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Text messaging is one of the most common smartphone activities out there. Given the prevalence of our phones and the integral role they play in our lives, it’s not surprising that we text message in a number of places where phone calls are not only frowned on, but might be cause for removal. Tatango, a provider of SMS services, […]

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 […]