Tag Archive: message


Quickly Send Images & Video to a New Contact from a Message Thread in iOS

Messages icon Get a funny picture or movie sent to your iPhone or iPad that you want to send along and share with someone else? Messages app allows you to easily create new image and media messages directly from an existing message thread, without having to use the traditional forward feature. This makes sharing images, funny videos, amusing gifs, and anything else from a message thread image list easier and faster than  [Read More…]

Quickly Send Images & Video to a New Contact from a Message Thread in iOS

Messages icon Get a funny picture or movie sent to your iPhone or iPad that you want to send along and share with someone else? Messages app allows you to easily create new image and media messages directly from an existing message thread, without having to use the traditional forward feature. This makes sharing images, funny videos, amusing gifs, and anything else from a message thread image list easier and faster than  [Read More…]

How The iPhone’s ‘Tri-Tone’ Message Alert Was Taken From A 1998 MP3 Player

iPhone-message-alertYou don’t have to spend too much time in a public place before you hear the iPhone’s default “tri-tone” alert — it’s everywhere, and everyone knows exactly what it means. But do you know where it came from? You may be surprised to hear that it wasn’t actually composed for the iPhone, but for a […]

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Twitter For Mac And iOS Updated With New ‘People’ Button And Direct Message Syncing

the-beginner-s-guide-to-twitter-d5e5ee7224Twitter is continuing to refine its Mac and iOS apps with a new update that brings direct message notification syncing and a host of other features. Now when you view a DM on your iPhone, Mac, iPad or Android or Twitter.com, all other devices with your account info will be updated to show that you’ve […]

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Message Box Unshackles Chat Heads From The Facebook iOS App [Jailbreak]

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Chat Heads. They made their grand debut in Facebook Home for Android, and Facebook added them later to its official iOS app. Now they are venturing out of Facebook’s iPhone app and into the rest of iOS, thanks to a jailbreak developer.

Unlike traditional inbox messaging, Cheat Heads are little bubbles for individual conversations that float around the screen. On Android, they can appear on top of any app systemwide  [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…]

NSFW: Apple iBookstore Retweets Lewd Message On Twitter

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Apple works hard to ensure that inappropriate content doesn’t end up in the wrong hands, and it has strict ratings and approval processes for content distributed through the App Store, the iBookstore, and the iTunes Store. But it would seem the Cupertino company isn’t quite as careful with its social media accounts.

On Sunday night, Apple’s official iBookstore account on Twitter retweeted a lewd message that would certainly get a 17+ rating  [Read More…]

Change The Number Of Repeated Message Alerts On Your iPhone [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…]

This Hack Lets You Start Your Car By Sending A Text Message From Your iPhone

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It’s winter. It’s probably cold where you live. Running outside to start your car is probably one of the most dreadful experiences you have every morning, and then you gotta sit in your cold car for a few minutes before the heat really kicks in. You’re shivering. Trying to drive faster. And it all just sucks.

You could buy one of those remote ignitions, but then you gotta carry around  [Read More…]

Turn Off Repeating Text Message Alerts on iPhone

The default iOS setting for iPhones is for message alerts to chime with the text tone twice, in a two minute interval. While the repeat text message alert sounds, notifications, and vibrations on the iPhone can be helpful for some people, those of us who are basically glued to our phones tend to experience quite the opposite and end up finding the repetitive alerts a nuisance, since it can seem like you’re being inundated with texts when you’re not. We’ll  [Read More…]