Tag Archive: iMessages

iOS 7 Now Displays Super Long iMessages In Full Screen Mode

iOS7textexpander  We all have at least one friend who is just verbose as hell on iMessage. Like, dude just doesn’t get the fact that you don’t want to read a novella about how the Chipotle burrito roller lady ripped his tortilla twice, so he sends his 1852 character rant to you like it’s an honor […]

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See Timestamps For iMessages In iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

Messages Timestamp iOS 7 betaIn previous versions of iOS, the date and time stamps of iMessages you sent and received were printed right in the app, above the iMessages they pertained to. Not so in iOS 7, with only a date stamp showing up at the top of each segment of messages that come in on a particular day. […]

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Send iMessages From Notification Center In Mavericks Beta [OS X Tips]

Notification Center To MessagesOne of the coolest things about Messages is the cross-device functionality, in that you can send messages to and from your Mac and your iOS devices. I use it while at work to chat with folks who text me from their iPhone; it’s a really handy way to avoid using a tiny screen while at […]

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OS X 10.8.4 Update Released for Mac: Wi-Fi Improvements, Fixes iMessages Displaying Out Of Order, Safari 6.0.5, etc

Software update Mac users can now update to OS X 10.8.4. The software update includes a new version of Safari versioned as 6.0.5, but otherwise focuses primarily on bug fixes.

The most notable bug resolution resolves the problem for when iMessages displayed some messages out of order of when they were sent and received, which has been a substantial complaint for many Mac users who use the messaging service to  [Read More…]

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone [Feature]


iMessages have taken the iOS world by storm, offering multi-device messaging services that go across the internet, rather than the SMS systems of your cell phone provider. For those who pay per SMS message, this is great news, and for the rest of us it’s still, well, great news.

Here are five ways to get the most out of Messages and iMessage on your iPhone, as well as other iOS  [Read More…]

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Skip The Multiple Alerts [iOS Tips]

Repeat Alerts

One of the wacky things you may notice if you’ve just gotten a new iPhone is the default double alert whenever you get a text message, whether iMessage or SMS. Why Apple has this as the default, I’m not sure, but it kept freaking me out before I figured out how to turn it off.

However, I’m willing to see that you might want the double alert, or more  [Read More…]

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Send Them As A Regular Text Message [iOS Tips]

Not too long ago, there were a couple of iMessage service outages. When that happened, I (and many other folks, I bet) wasn’t able to send out my iMessages. The little red exclamation point would show up, mockingly, and I waited for the service to go back online to send them again.

Luckily, there is a way to easily turn that iMessage into a regular SMS text message, thereby avoiding any  [Read More…]

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Keep Those Darn Things Private [iOS Tips]

Has this happened to you? You’re out and about with friends, and a text message (or iMessage) hits your iPhone. Being a serious iPhone user and Tweeter, of course, you’ve left your iPhone out on the tabletop. Unfortunately, the text message that shows up on your screen isn’t very flattering to the friend sitting immediately to your left. She sees it, gets upset, storms off. Nobody wins.

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Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Send Batches Of Photos To Your Friends [iOS Tips]

Here’s another one of those tips that should be blindingly obvious, but isn’t. At least, it wasn’t to me, at first.

If you try to send a photo via iMessage (or text message), you’re limited to one photo at a time. Go ahead and give it a shot. I’ll wait. No, really–give it a shot.

See? From the Messages app on your iPhone, you only have the option to take a  [Read More…]

Turn Off Vibrate for Text Messages & iMessages on iPhone

Stop iPhone vibrating with text messages and iMessages

Whether the iPhone is flipped into silent mode or not, an incoming text message or iMessage will vibrate. While that’s great for being notified of a new text, in some situations you’d rather have complete silence when texting, you know, when you’re passing time in a boring meeting, sitting a quiet classroom, or maybe you’re just next to someone who is a very light  [Read More…]