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iMessage in iOS 8: Explained

iMessage in iOS 8: Explained

Messages is the most popular app on the iPhone and iPad, according to Apple. Given the enormous demand for instant messaging, and the integration Apple's provided with traditional carrier SMS (simple messaging service) and MMS (multimedia messaging service), that should come as no surprise....
How to block and report iMessage spam to Apple

How to block and report iMessage spam to Apple

There's reportedly been a recent increase in iMessage spam. Since iMessage works like carrier SMS/MMS, and not like social networks where you have to request/accept contacts, anyone with your phone number or email address can send to you. Since there's a desktop iMessage for Mac, it's more...
Apple fixes server-side iMessage bug, will fix additional bug in future software update

Apple fixes server-side iMessage bug, will fix additional bug in future software update

Apple has fixed a server-side bug in iMessage, their SMS/MMS-like instant messaging service for iOS and OS X, which was causing some problems, and they're going to be fixing an additional client-side bug in a future software update. Those fixes should help make for smoother, faster transitions...

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How to quickly send voice messages with the Messages app in iOS 8

How to quickly send voice messages with the Messages app in iOS 8

iOS 8 adds some cool features to the Messages app on your iPhone and iPad. One of them is the ability to send voice clips instead of typing out a long message. The person on the receiving end receives a voice clip that they can easily listen to. And if they're running iOS 8 too, they can shoot a...
How to quickly leave group messages in iMessage for iOS 8

How to quickly leave group messages in iMessage for iOS 8

Ever been looped into what seems to be a never-ending group message with friends or family? All of us have been there and have desperately wished there was a way to stop the notification madness, especially when nothing being said even pertains to you. Luckily, iOS 8 lets you quickly and easily...
How to use quick reply messaging in iOS 8

How to use quick reply messaging 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 block and report iMessage spam to Apple

How to block and report iMessage spam to Apple

There's reportedly been a recent increase in iMessage spam. Since iMessage works like carrier SMS/MMS, and not like social networks where you have to request/accept contacts, anyone with your phone number or email address can send to you. Since there's a desktop iMessage for Mac, it's more...
How to stop your personal iMessages from going to a shared iPad

Personal iMessages going to a shared iPad? Here's how to fix it!

Shared iPads are commonplace in many households. While the kids use it to play games, the adults may use it to store recipes, check sports scores, and more. Depending on whose Apple ID was used to set up the iPad initially, you may find that someone's iMessages are showing up on the shared iPad,...
iMessage in iOS 8: Explained

iMessage in iOS 8: Explained

Messages is the most popular app on the iPhone and iPad, according to Apple. Given the enormous demand for instant messaging, and the integration Apple's provided with traditional carrier SMS (simple messaging service) and MMS (multimedia messaging service), that should come as no surprise....
How to troubleshoot and fix problems with iMessage

How to troubleshoot and fix problems with iMessage

iMessage is Apple's own proprietary messaging service that ties directly into the Messages app of both iPhone and iPad. By doing this you can seamlessly send regular SMS and MMS messages alongside iMessage. If your friends and family have iPhones or iPads too, iMessage just works. Well, most of...
How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

Siri isn't just another voice control system, it remembers context and it can understand relationships. That means, for example, you can tell Siri to call your wife's iPhone, and Siri will know who that is and which phone number to dial. Not only that, Siri can send iMessages or SMS, and even...
Messages get beefed up on iOS 8

Messages get beefed up on iOS 8

As the most used app on an iOS device, Messages got a beefy update that makes it simpler to use, more intuitive, and less annoying. Swipes can now generate specific actions and now with group messages where notifications are going off frequently, you can apply "do not disturb" to the thread so...
OS X Yosemite introduces a new Handoff feature

AirDrop and Handoff tie together sharing between OS X and iOS

With the new AirDrop and Handoff, Apple is creating an ecosystem to tie together users who own both an iOS and OS X device. New to OS X Yosemite is that you can share files by using AirDrop between a Mac and an iOS device like an iPhone. But that's just the start, a new Handoff capability extends...

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