Apple has updated its iCloud system status page to note that some of its users might face issues while sending iMessages or placing FaceTime calls. According to the page, the services have been down for “some users” since the past one hour.
Messaging is one of the most used features of any mobile device, and the iPhone’s no exception. With a wide range of third-party messaging apps, as well as Apple’s own iMessage service, one spends a lot of time typing into chat windows.
While the messaging experience on stock iOS is reasonable, there’s a lot that can be done to supercharge this experience on jailbroken devices. Below, we list some of the best tweaks to enhance messaging on your iOS device.
Over the last few days, we’ve noticed that some of the prominent iOS hackers and Cydia developers have been targeted with what appears to be denial of service attack.
Mid-Day News Round Up: Kindle for iOS Updated, Apple Owns ‘Retina’, and Cut The Rope Dishes Out Pudding
While we were focused on the new Gmail for iOS, there was other news going on too. Amazon updated Kindle for iOS with “X-Ray” for books, Apple has to reveal what patents are covered under the deal with HTC, and Facebook has removed the account requirement for Messenger on Android (could iOS be next?).
Yesterday iMessage and FaceTime were down for a while. Today it was iTunes Match (ironic, since I just wrote about it). I think it’s safe to say that Apple’s track record with cloud-based services is mixed at best, so what’s the deal? Why can’t Apple seem to make their Internet-based services as great as their devices?
This is the first of likely many how to posts on iMessage. I think iMessage has to be one of the coolest, convenient, slick, and most freakin’ confounding apps/services that Apple offers. I love iMessage, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t drive me round the bend too. In this post, I’m going to cover setting up iMessage, adding more email addresses to iMessage, and connecting all your devices/machines together to be in iMessage sync.
I remember when iMessage first came out and thought, yeah the carriers are going to freakin’ hate this. Sure iMessage uses data, but probably a paltry amount (if you don’t attach ginormous photos that is) whereas SMS, oh that’s been a carrier cash cow since it came out.
Looks like the tide as turned and SMS—and the revenues associated with it—is in decline.