iMessage

Why Can’t Apple Manage Cloud services?

Why Can’t Apple Manage Cloud services?

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?

Getting Started with iMessage: Setting Up Devices

Getting Started with iMessage: Setting Up 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.

iMessage and Other IP Apps Killing SMS

iMessage and Other IP Apps Killing SMS

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.