Tag Archive: Messages


How to Block iMessage Senders in Messages for Mac

The Messages app is the native instant messaging client for OS X which supports everything from iMessage, Facebook chat, to AIM. Though users have long been able to block senders from AIM and Facebook, the iMessage protocol was notably void of a block feature on the Mac until the OS X 10.9.2 update. Now changed, … Read More

When you’re typing in Terminal, it’s easy to access the commands you’ve previously typed with the Up arrow on your keyboard. This can be handy when you have to re-type a long, complicated command. Simply hit the up-arrow and you’ll… Read more ›     

Imagine that your devices could send you a push notification asking if they could switch themselves off. That you could switch appliances on and off remotely to stop them drawing power in standby mode. That would be neat, right? Well,… Read more ›     

Some users have reported problems with sending text messages to their friends and family after the upgrade to iOS 7. Typically, when iMessage is unavailable, your iPhone should send messages as SMS ones instead, denoted by the green chat bubble… Read more ›     

iOS 7 has brought some great new gestural support, like being able to swipe from the left side of the screen to go back a page in apps like Settings, Mail, and Safari. Did you know, though, that you can… Read more ›     

Messages icon Need to quickly send out a message from your Mac to one of your contacts with iMessage, someone on AIM, Yahoo Messenger, or Facebook messaging? So long as the messaging service is configured for use with the Messages app on the Mac, you can quickly send out a new message directly from Notification Center in OS X. This handy feature does not appear to be enabled by default for many Mac  [Read More...]

Messages icon Need to quickly send out a message from your Mac to one of your contacts with iMessage, someone on AIM, Yahoo Messenger, or Facebook messaging? So long as the messaging service is configured for use with the Messages app on the Mac, you can quickly send out a new message directly from Notification Center in OS X. This handy feature does not appear to be enabled by default for many Mac  [Read More...]

Why Google Wants to ‘Can’ Your Messages

What makes Google think users want canned messages? Google filed a patent application, published November 19, for algorithmically driven auto-reply. As you might expect, the messages aren’t really “canned” in the way that an email vacation auto-reply might be. It’s actually… Read more ›     

View multimedia in Messages Looking for a picture exchanged between friends through Messages app on your iPhone / iPad, but scrolling through a gigantic conversation thread to find it doesn’t sound too appealing? There’s an easier way to see your sent and received imagery, and from iOS 7 onward you can quickly view every piece of multimedia sent between you and a recipient through iMessages (or text message), including photos, pictures, audio files,  [Read More...]

  I’m a little on the fence about whether Toymail is a genius idea or an error that’ll have your kids talking to mailboxes. Here’s the concept: On the kid-friendly end, there’s a Wi-Fi-connected, mailbox-shaped, animal-themed (there are five characters)…

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