iMessage

BlackBerry praises BBM as it bashes Apple’s iMessage spam ‘issue’

BlackBerry praises BBM as it bashes Apple’s iMessage spam ‘issue’

Apple launched iMessage in 2011 as a cross-platform messaging service for iOS and Mac users, and since then the service has grown quite a bit. It’s seeing plenty of improvements in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, in fact. But the service hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies for everyone.

iMessage reportedly accounts for 30% of mobile spam

iMessage reportedly accounts for 30% of mobile spam

A new report claims that iMessage accounts for more than 30% of all spam messages on mobile devices, based on research conducted by Tom Landesman of security and anti-spam company Cloudmark. The messaging platform is increasingly becoming a target for spammers to advertise their counterfeit luxury goods or other junk messages front-and-center on both mobile and the desktop. 

Even Tim Cook couldn’t get this designer’s iMessage bug fixed after switching to Android

Even Tim Cook couldn’t get this designer’s iMessage bug fixed after switching to Android

Of late, an iMessage bug has been brought to light that prevents iPhone users who’ve switched to Android or other platforms from receiving text messages from other iPhone users.

Here’s How to fix the iMessage bug if you’re not getting text messages after switching from an iPhone

Here’s How to fix the iMessage bug if you’re not getting text messages after switching from an iPhone

If you’ve switched from an iPhone to an Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, and are not getting text messages from your friends who are using an iPhone, then you’re not alone.

Apple has acknowledged that an iMessage bug is affecting some users, and plans to provide a fix for the issue in a future iOS software update.

Apple to fix iMessage issue in future iOS software update

Apple to fix iMessage issue in future iOS software update

Apple has acknowledged the iMessage issue that is affecting users who switch from the iPhone, in a statement to Re/code.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the issue:

Apple acknowledges iMessage issue that hijacks your number when switching to Android

Apple acknowledges iMessage issue that hijacks your number when switching to Android

The Messages iOS app ties your phone number to your Apple ID, and ensures that people sending texts to your number arrive over iMessage, a free service, rather than SMSes through carriers, which is paid. This is great for all iPhone users, unless you happen to switch to an Android or Windows Phone.

7 Hacks to Customize and Enhance Messages app

7 Hacks to Customize and Enhance Messages app

Some would argue that messaging on your device is the most important feature. It allows you to immediately express a thought, set up a meeting, or even just to send a quick smiley face to a friend. Anyone with a smartphone uses messaging on a daily basis, so today we’re going to show you 7 ways to enhance your messaging experience.

Southwest Airlines to offer $2 in-flight iMessaging access

Southwest Airlines to offer $2 in-flight iMessaging access

Now that the in-flight use of devices is becoming the de facto standard, Southwest Airlines is looking to capitalize on this change by offering its passengers access to iMessaging for a nominal fee.

Tip: How to view Messages timestamp in iOS 7 [Video]

Tip: How to view Messages timestamp in iOS 7 [Video]

The Messages app in iOS 7 has been redesigned to go with the overall “flat” look of the OS, and although the design is largely a “reskin”, it does have some new features, many of which aren’t easily discoverable.

One of the neat features is the ability to view timestamps for each message.

Video: Watch Hackers intercept iMessages between two iOS devices

Video: Watch Hackers intercept iMessages between two iOS devices

Yesterday, evad3rs team member pod2g, aka Cyril Cattiaux, gave a presentation on how Apple, if it wanted to, could intercept the iMessages you send to your friends or family. Apple today refuted pod2g’s claims, saying that the “theoretical” flaws described in his presentation would require a complete re-engineering of the iMessage system.