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New Apple iMessage de-registration tool lets you switch to another OS, reclaim your SMS

New Apple iMessage de-registration tool lets you switch to Android, reclaim your SMS

Apple has launched a new online tool that makes it easier to switch from the iPhone to a competing smartphone platform and not risk text messages getting stuck on the iMessage servers. The web-based tool allows you to enter your phone number into the system to de-regsiter it. Once entered,...
How to use quick reply messaging in iOS 8

How to quickly reply to an iMessage using interactive notifications in iOS 8

Many of us have wanted a quick reply messaging option to come stock in iOS for years. And finally, after years of begging, Apple has granted our wish with iOS 8 via interactive notifications. If you receive a message while you're using your iPhone or iPad, you can now respond without ever even...
How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your Mac

SMS/MMS relay, part of Continuity, lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your Mac, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and Mac are both online, as soon as your iPhone receives an SMS or...
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Judge says Apple has to deal with message blocking lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled this week that Apple will have to face the allegations of a plaintiff who claims in a lawsuit that the company failed to mention that messages from other Apple devices might be blocked if a person switched from using an iPhone to an Android device. Judge Koh...
How to deregister your phone number from iMessage

How to remove your phone number from iMessage if you switch to Android

If you've switched from iPhone to something else, like Android, and aren't receiving text messages, it could be that your phone number is still registered with iMessage. If that's the case, Apple has an online tool you can use to deregister with iMessage and get your SMS/MMS working properly with...
New Apple iMessage de-registration tool lets you switch to another OS, reclaim your SMS

New Apple iMessage de-registration tool lets you switch to Android, reclaim your SMS

Apple has launched a new online tool that makes it easier to switch from the iPhone to a competing smartphone platform and not risk text messages getting stuck on the iMessage servers. The web-based tool allows you to enter your phone number into the system to de-regsiter it. Once entered,...
How to send regular text messages from your iPad with SMS relay

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad

SMS/MMS relay is part of Apple's Continuity feature. It lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your iPad, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and iPad are online, as soon as your iPhone...
EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to...
How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your Mac

SMS/MMS relay, part of Continuity, lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your Mac, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and Mac are both online, as soon as your iPhone receives an SMS or...
Messages in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Messages in OS X Yosemite: Explained

OS X Yosemite makes key improvements to Messages to help enhance productivity and make it easier to communicate. Among the improvements in this update are soundbites, compact audio files you can record with the click of a button and include in your iMessage; SMS/MMS support through the iPhone;...
How to quickly share your location in iMessage for iOS 8

How to quickly share your location in iMessage for iOS 8

Sometimes we have the need to share our current location with someone, or in the case of younger children, you may want to always know where they are. Up until iOS 8 the only way to share a location was through the Maps app, which didn't give you constant location information, only current. Now...
How to quickly send photo and video selfies in iOS 8

How to quickly send photo and video selfies in iOS 8

iOS 8 has made it easier than ever to send both photo and video selfies with the help of the Messages app. Literally, a swish and a flick and your message is on its way to the recipient! How to send selfies and videos faster than ever with iOS 8 Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad...
How to use iMessage: The ultimate guide

How to use iMessage: The ultimate guide

iMessage is the name of Apple's proprietary instant messaging (IM) service that lets you send and receive free text, photo, video, and audio messages from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Not only does iMessage let you send free simple messaging...

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