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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple refutes claims it can read encrypted iMessages

Apple refutes claims it can read encrypted iMessages
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pod2g: Apple can potentially access encrypted iMessages

pod2g: Apple can potentially access encrypted iMessages

In wake of NSA’s data-snooping Prism revelations, Apple said that iMessages are protected by end-to-end encryption, and even if they wanted to, they can’t decrypt them. But this claim has been challenged by Cyril Cattiaux aka pod2G, who is a member of the evad3rs team that is currently working on an iOS 7 jailbreak. He says that someone inside Apple can intercept iMessages since the company controls the public key distribution that powers the end-to-end encryption.

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Drive your friends crazy with this funny iMessage prank

Drive your friends crazy with this funny iMessage prank

If you’re a regular iMessage user, you know that the Messages app shows an indicator if the person on the other end is currently typing. If you’re like me, you probably eagerly wait for the person to finish typing so that you can read the message right away.

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Tips to troubleshoot problems while sending and receiving iMessages in iOS 7

Tips to troubleshoot problems while sending and receiving iMessages in iOS 7

Having problems sending iMessages in iOS 7? You are not alone as an increasing number of people are reporting issues with both sending and receiving iMessages when using Apple’s latest mobile OS. If you are having difficulties with Apple’s iCloud Messaging service, here are a few steps you can take to get Messages back on track.

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Unofficial iMessage Chat app pulled from Google Play Store

Unofficial iMessage Chat app pulled from Google Play Store

An unofficial iMessages app that landed in the Google Play store has now been pulled by Google, says a report in Computerworld. The iMessage Chat app spoofed Apple’s servers and let Android users use their Apple ID to send iMessages to iOS and OS X owners.

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Unofficial iMessage app for Android released, raises serious security concerns

Unofficial iMessage app for Android released, raises serious security concerns

A new app called iMessage Chat has hit Google’s Play Store that brings iMessage – Apple’s free messaging service to Android devices.

The worrying aspect of the app is that, it is not not just a rip off of Apple’s iMessage service, but it also allows Android users to use iMessage using their Apple ID, which raises serious security concerns.

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