Tag Archive: iMessage


How to Get & Use iMessage Stickers & Apps in iOS 10

The all new Messages app in iOS 10 is quite busy and full of new features and abilities, and a major new component is the wild world of Message stickers and apps. Stickers are basically little images and icons you can slap all over a message thread, and iMessage apps can be everything from simple … Read More

iOS 10 iMessage Effects Not Working? Here’s Why & How to Fix

iMessage effects are pretty dramatic, so when they’re working they’re impossible to miss when they are exchanged between iOS 10 devices. If you’re finding that Messages effects are not working on the iPhone or iPad, there’s probably a really simple reason why, and an equally simple fix available. \ For some quick background, the Messages … Read More

Fix iPhone Not Sending Picture Messages by Troubleshooting MMS & iMessage

Many iPhone users will send and receive picture messages through the Messages app, which arrive as iMessage if the recipient and sender is an iPhone user, or as MMS if the person is an Android or Windows phone user. Typically picture messages send without any issue, but if you are experiencing a problem where iPhone … Read More

Researchers find gaping hole in Apple’s iMessage encryption

Encryption researchers at John Hopkins University have found a serious flaw in the encryption of Apple’s iMessage platform that shatters the FBI’s stance that encryption on devices like the iPhone is unhackable. The group of researchers discovered a bug that would allow attackers to decrypt pictures and video sent over iMessage. The flaw wouldn’t help […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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iMessage could power Apple’s peer-to-peer payments system

Apple is considering using iMessage to make it easy for iOS to transfer users money to one another, according to a new report. Given iMessage’s high level of encryption and existing popularity among users (particularly millennials), it makes perfect sense that Apple would use the software — rather than developing a completely new app. It was reported […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple hit with slowdowns in iCloud Backup, iMessage, Photos, and more

According to Apple’s own Apple Services, Stores, and iCloud status page, several important services are experiencing slow downs and possible outages. iCloud Backup, Documents in the Cloud, iMessage, and Photos are all showing yellow, as are Mail Drop, iCloud Drive,… Read more ›

Apple wants to add a lot more context to iMessage

A new Apple patent could add a startling amount of functionality to your iMessages. The tech would let you schedule pre-written texts and even send new ones automatically based on context the app draws from elsewhere on your iPhone. Apple… Read more ›

iOS 8.4 beta 4 fixes iMessage crashing bug

Apple seeded the fourth iOS 8.4 beta to developers yesterday, and while the company didn’t add any major new features, it appears that they’ve squashed iMessage’s biggest bug that caused iPhones and iPads to crash when they received a certain… Read more ›

Apple confirms iMessage bug is crashing iPhones

Apple confirmed today the existence of the “Unicode of Death” security exploit in iMessages. “We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update,”… Read more ›

BitTorrent’s new app is a secure alternative to iMessage and Snapchat

BitTorrent’s not just a way to torrent anymore. Released a couple years ago, BitTorrent Sync proved itself to be a great way to keep your files synced between machines without trusting a service like Dropbox with your data. And now?… Read more ›