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iMessage is down for many, is it down for you?

iMessage is down for many, is it down for you?

We're getting a flood of reports from many of you that iMessage is down and you can't send or receive messages over Apple's network. Unlike iCloud, Apple doesn't provide a specific iMessage status page, so it's hard to tell how wide spread the issue is, how critical any failure might have been,...
How to call, message, and email your contacts using Siri

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

Complete guide to Siri commands for Phone, Messages, Email, Contacts, and more 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...
AT&T CEO regrets offering unlimited data, cringes as iMessage steals messaging revenue

AT&T CEO regrets offering unlimited data, cringes as iMessage steals messaging revenue

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson recently spoke at the Milken Institute's Global Conference, where he voiced his regret for offering unlimited data when the iPhone first came out, and indicated that he worries how apps like iMessage bite into AT&T's traditional messaging revenue streams....
How to enable and activate (or re-activate) iMessage

How to enable and activate (or re-activate) iMessage

iMessage lets you send and receive SMS-like text messages, and MMS-style multimedia messages just like a phone. Instead of a just a phone number, however, it uses your email address, and it only works with other Apple devices, like other iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, and Macs. Before you can...
How I use my iPhone for police work

How I use my iPhone for police work

David is a technology enthusiast, iPhone user, and Texas-based police officer. This is how he uses iOS at work Unlike most traditional jobs, I don't have an office where I can spend 8 hours a day sitting at a computer doing work. My office is a Ford Crown Victoria, and it is constantly moving...
Messages beta for OS X brings iMessage to the Mac

Messages beta for OS X brings iMessage to the Mac

Avoid carrier SMS and MMS charges and keep all your IMs in one place with iOS iMessage right on your Mac If you have been waiting for Apple to release a version of iMessage for Mac then that day has just become a lot closer. After the release of the beta of OS X Mountain Lion earlier today,...
Apple clarifies iMessage "bug" as a simple employee mistake

Apple clarifies iMessage "bug" as a simple employee mistake

Apple has clarified a an iMessage "bug" that was reported earlier this week, and involved the intertwining messages from an Apple Genius employee and a customer who brought their iPhone in for repair. Turns out that it was a slip-up on the employee's part. The Loop reports: “This was an...
iMessage bug prevents SMS from getting through to Android switchers

iMessage bug prevents SMS from getting through to Android switchers

TechCrunch reports an iMessage bug causing problems for iOS users trying to send SMS messages to ex-iPhone users who have switched to another platform, such as Android. What happens is, the iPhone attempts to send the SMS to the ex-iPhone user as an iMessage -- just like it always did before the...
Daily Tip: How to set up a PIN code on your iPhone SIM

Daily Tip: How to set up a PIN code on your iPhone SIM

Curious how to set up a PIN code on your iPhone's SIM card to prevent things like the recent issue with iMessage not de-activating on stolen iPhones? If you're concerned about security, it's probably something you want to do sooner rather than later. Launch the Settings app Scroll down and tap...
iMessage issue causes headaches for stolen iPhone users

iMessage issue causes headaches for stolen iPhone users

Multiple users who've had their iPhones stolen are reporting that iMessage is still linked to their stolen device even after they've conducted a remote wipe, deactivated their iPhone with the carrier, and even changed their Apple ID password. This means that whomever steals or buys a stolen...
Vote now for iOS feature of the year [2011 TiPb Awards]

Vote now for iOS feature of the year [2011 TiPb Awards]

TiPb Awards: iOS feature of the year iOS 5 is one of the biggest software updates Apple has ever released for their mobile operating system, with changes almost too many to enumerate (we've tried!). Siri is the first step in taking the digital assistant out of sci-fi and into reality. iMessage...
iOS code shows iChat references for iPhone, iPad

iOS code shows iChat references for iPhone, iPad

iOS developer @Gojohnnyboi discovered some code in iOS 5.0.1 that could indicate iChat -- Apple's Mac OS X instant messenger client -- functionality may be coming to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch down the road. Although the new iMessage feature in iOS 5 doesn't hook into the same chat services...
Daily Tip: How to share iPhone and iPad photos via iMessage

Daily Tip: How to share iPhone and iPad photos via iMessage

Taken a bunch of great photos with your brand new iPhone -- or photos with your new iPad or iPod touch -- and wondering how to share them with the people you know? There are several ways, including Mail and Twitter, but you can easily use Apple's new iMessages service for free, or old style MMS...
AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage on their way to the Mac?

AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage on their way to the Mac?

According to “sources familiar with the future of Mac OS X”, AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage are both set to make an appearance in the not too distant future. The sources, talking to 9to5Mac claim that both of these applications are in development although they could be shelved just as easily....
iPhone 4S data speeds, Funny Siri responses, iMessage, iPhone 4S cases, Happy with your iPhone 4S? [From the Forums]
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iPhone 4S data speeds, Funny Siri responses, iMessage, iPhone 4S cases, Happy with your iPhone 4S? [From the Forums]

Let's be blunt -- if you're not already in the TiPb Forums you're missing out on the best darn discussion in iPhone and iPad today, so head on over and register now! Discuss iPhone 4S data speeds Funny Siri responses What are your thoughts on iMessage? iPhone 4S cases You've now had your iPhone...
How to setup iMessage on your iPhone or iPod touch

How to setup iMessage on your iPhone or iPod touch

Wondering how to setup iOS 5's new iMessage service on your iPhone or iPod touch? Using iMessage you can send text messages, photos, video and much more to other iMessage users around the world, all over your existing data connection. That's right, no texting plans or charges needed! Here's how...
TiPb Asks: How much will you use iMessage?

TiPb Asks: How much will you use iMessage?

With iOS 5 Apple will be introducing iMessage, an SMS and MMS style service seamlessly integrated into the Messages app that uses your Apple ID and data plan instead of text plan... but only with other iOS 5 users. So lets say you and your special someone both have iPhones, or you have an iPod...
Will iMessage soon be integrated into OS X Lion's iChat?

Will iMessage soon be integrated into OS X Lion's iChat?

iMessage is one of the great new features of the upcoming iOS 5 update and now there is evidence that it may soon be integrated with OS X Lion’s iChat instant messaging software. This would enable instant messaging between iOS devices and Mac computers running OS X Lion. iMessage is an iOS 5...
On the eve of iMessage, AT&T removing all but unlimited SMS text plans

On the eve of iMessage, AT&T removing all but unlimited SMS text plans

AT&T has confirmed to Engadget that, as of August 21, they'll be removing all but the unlimited SMS/Text messaging plans: "We regularly evaluate our offers and are making some adjustments to our messaging lineup. Starting August 21, we're streamlining our text messaging plans for new...
TiPb Answers: How iMessage works [FAQ]

TiPb Answers: How iMessage works [FAQ]

We're getting tons and tons of questions about iOS 5's new iMessage, how it works, where it sends to, and how to avoid sending to the wrong person or device. Apple hasn't given out a lot of details about it yet, but based on what they showed on the keynote and how they've previously handled user...

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