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Why does the ‘Effective. Power’ text crash your iPhone?

Why does the ‘Effective. Power’ text crash your iPhone?

Earlier in the week, we discovered that something as simple as a text could crash the iPhone.

Apple has published a temporary workaround on how to fix the issue and has promised a software update to fix it permanently. But we still get questions about why a text message with Arabic/Unicode crashes the iPhone.

iPhone’s text bug also affects Twitter and Snapchat

iPhone’s text bug also affects Twitter and Snapchat

The iPhone bug that causes Messages to crash and forces a reboot when a certain string of text is received also breaks Twitter and Snapchat, it has been found. If the same message is received by one of these apps and notifications are enabled, it has exactly the same affect.

Apple provides workaround to fix Messages app crashing issue due to text with Unicode/Arabic characters

Apple provides workaround to fix Messages app crashing issue due to text with Unicode/Arabic characters

We first broke the news earlier in the week that a bug in iOS could cause the Messages app to crash and the iPhone to reboot/respring after you get a text with a string of Unicode/Arabic characters.

How to use Facebook Messenger on your Mac using Messages App

How to use Facebook Messenger on your Mac using Messages App

If you’re not chatting with your friends or coworkers on Google Chat (gchat), you’re probably using Facebook Chat while at work. In order to use Facebook chat on your computer, you must be logged into Facebook.com, which is never really a good look if your boss walks by. However, if you are running OS X Yosemite, you can use the Messages app to have your Facebook conversations instead.

GroupMe separates individual and group conversations into different tabs in Messages [Jailbreak Tweak]

GroupMe separates individual and group conversations into different tabs in Messages [Jailbreak Tweak]

Do you wish to keep your Messages app more tidy by separating the group messages from individual conversations? If so, you should check out a new jailbreak tweak known as GroupMe by iOS developer Alexandru Laurus.

Just as the name implies, the tweak places the individual and group conversations into two different tabs to prevent the Messages app from cluttering. 

How to walk and text on your iPhone without running into a pole

How to walk and text on your iPhone without running into a pole

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, and in most states, illegal. But walking and texting can be pretty hazardous as well. I have had my fair share of tree limb attacks because I was busy staring at my screen while I was walking. But like most things, there are a few apps that look to prevent incidents like that.

How to mark all Messages as read at once on your iPhone or iPad

How to mark all Messages as read at once on your iPhone or iPad

If you’ve got a lot of unread iMessages or SMS then there is an easy way to mark all them as unread at once, rather than opening them individually.

ReturnToSender is a nifty tweak that replaces the Return key with the Send button in the Messages app

ReturnToSender is a nifty tweak that replaces the Return key with the Send button in the Messages app

I rarely use the Return key to insert a line break when sending text messages via the Messages app. If you’re on the same page as me, you’ll be interested in a beta tweak known as ReturnToSender that replaces the Return key with something more useful.

The best iOS 8 jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app

The best iOS 8 jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app

Even though iOS 8 brought a number of cool new features and improvements to the Messages app, it still lacks a few important features and customization options which can be achieved by jailbreaking your device.

How to customize the look of the Messages app in iOS 8

How to customize the look of the Messages app in iOS 8

Do you wish to customize the look and feel of the stock Messages app on your iPhone? If so, you might be interested in a jailbreak tweak known as MessagesCustomiser by iOS Developer Charlie Hewitt.