Tag Archive: message


Respond to Incoming Phone Calls with Automatic Message Replies

Reply to an incoming phone call with a text message

The iPhone gained a handy feature with iOS 6 that allows you to quickly respond to an incoming phone call with a preset text message. This is a perfect solution if you’re busy in a meeting, classroom, driving, or in any other situation where you can’t take a phone call, but the caller is important enough to let them know they’ll be  [Read More…]

Send an iMessage as a Text Message Instead with a Quick Tap & Hold

Send an iMessage as a text message

iMessage is undeniably great, but it’s not without it’s own set of problems (coincidentally, at the time of writing, iMessage happens to be down), and even when it is working there are times when trying to send a message through iMessage is slower than text messages, or they won’t deliver at all because of a poor cell signal. If you’ve ran into the latter problem  [Read More…]

Customize the Screen Saver Text with a Message in Mac OS X

Custom screen saver text in Mac OS X

The most simple screen saver in OS X is just a floating grey Apple logo  against a black background, but you can make that screen saver significantly better by attaching a customized message to it, which will be added along with the logo and move about the screen.

Older versions of Mac OS X referred to this customizable screen saver as “Computer  [Read More…]

Compose a New Mail Message with an Attachment by Drag & Drop

Drag and drop a file into Mail for instant mail attachment

Surely everyone knows by now that you can drag and drop files directly into Mail messages to attach those files to an email, but did you know you can instantly create a new email with an attachment by dragging the file in question to Mail’s Dock icon instead?

Try it out, drag any file directly into the Mail icon. You’ll  [Read More…]

Save a Number from a Text Message to Create a New Contact Quickly on iPhone

Save a number from a text message and create a new contact on iPhone

Remember the old days when someone would send you a text message with a phone number, and you’d either have to memorize it while you dialed or even worse, get a pen and write it down, just to add it to a new contact immediately after? Those days are long gone, and even better with the iPhone you  [Read More…]

How to Forward a Text Message on iPhone

Forward text message SMS from iPhone Forwarding text messages from one sender to another is made very simple on the iPhone. The process is the same whether it’s a text, SMS, MMS, or even an iMessage: From the Messages app, open the text message you want to forward Tap the “Edit” button in the upper right corner Tap the message you want to forward so that it shows a red checkbox  [Read More…]

Send a Mass Text Message from iPhone

Send a Mass Text Message from iPhone Have an event or statement you want to broadcast to a group of people? Send out a mass text message to multiple recipients easily from the iPhone: Open the Messages app and tap the “New” message button Tap into the “To” field and enter the first recipient, then tap the (+) plus button and add other recipients from the address book one by one  [Read More…]

Send a Message to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from iCloud

A message from iCloud With iCloud and the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can send messages to your remote Apple gear. These come through in the form of a pop-up window in Mac OS X and a notification in iOS 5, and while there’s a variety of uses for this, it’s also a fun way to send a quick message to someone using your hardware, be it a loved one or  [Read More…]

iSpy Software Can Read the Text Message You’re Typing From 200ft Away

Thought the only person who could read your text was the creep looking over your shoulder on the subway? Think again. A little program called iSpy can read what’s being typed on a smartphone from nearly 200ft away. Created by Jan-Michael Frahm and Fabian Monrose from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the software is able to distinguish the letters being typed on a smartphone from about 200ft using HD footage captured from a DSLR. Using footage off  [Read More…]

Customize Message Alerts and Passcode Messages with LockMessages

Use custom alerts and passcode your Messages.app (SMS and iMessage) with LockMessage. Of all the components that iOS 5 has to offer, most people would agree that the new notification system is one of our favorite new additions. Their non-obtrusive nature makes it so much nicer than the pre-iOS 5 alert boxes that disrupted you constantly. Although the notification system is pretty solid, there are always ways to improve or change the look, feel, and  [Read More…]