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As part of OS X Yosemite's focus on creating a more seamless experience between your Mac and iOS devices, Apple's updating iMessage to keep conversations going. Now, it's not just instant messages from other Apple devices that show up on the desktop app, but also texts and multimedia that've been...

June 2nd 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Adding images to an iMessage on your iPhone is easy to do as there is a "camera" icon right next to the message composition field. On the Mac, though, this option is not readily apparent, leaving many desktop users scratching their head when they want to add a simple image to a message they are wr...

May 20th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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On the heels of last week's KitKat update, Google Glass nabbed up two more notable improvements today. First, iOS users can now have their text messages displayed on Glass, after a quick toggle of the Bluetooth settings. Here's the catch: "due to some limitations with iOS," you wont be able to rep...

April 21st 2014 at 3:34pm 0 Comments
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The written word has a nasty habit of sticking around, surfacing in hacked email accounts, accidental forwards and the on untrustworthy lips of your peers. That's why former AOL executive Jon Brod created Confide, an iOS texting app that erases sensitive messages as soon as they're read. It's desi...

January 9th 2014 at 2:49am 0 Comments
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If you are used to Messages in iOS, you may have a problem using Messages on your Mac. Creating a new paragraph in a message on an iPhone or iPad is easy: Press the return key and you've got a new paragraph. That certainly makes for a nice organized and easy-to-read message. Try the same thing usin...

January 7th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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It's always "fun" to experience an issue just before a fix for it appears in our TUAW newsroom. In this case, I was receiving iMessages from my wife, but she wasn't seeing mine. Fearing that the worst had happened and I had been run over by a truck (while sitting at my desk), she called me. It turns...

October 1st 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Flexibits has released Chatology for Mac (US$19.99), which lets you search your Messages chat history with great ease and success. Its looks will make it familiar to just about anyone who's used a Mac within the last ten years and and its integration with Messages is just lovely. Say goodbye to Ap...

June 18th 2013 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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The Verge directs our attention to an extremely curious bug in iMessage which works to erase the last word of certain sent messages. The end result is that some messages appear truncated to both the sender and the recipient. For example, two phrases which bring the issue to light include "I coul...

April 27th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Libon is a messaging app backed by the European cell provider Orange that's making its way over to Android today, offering free calls, messaging and visual voicemail to smartphones on that side of the platform fence. But there's important news for us iOS users as well, as the app has also added...

April 15th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If you use App.net and Apple's Messages on OS X, you're going to want to take a look at Project Amy. The project is the brainchild of Steve Streza and was released at the App.net hackathon that took place last night. It allows users to integrate App.net private messaging with Messages on OS X. M...

March 4th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments