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iPhones showing various iOS 16 features.

Here’s how to unsend an iMessage in iOS 16

June 8th, 2022

Apple unveiled iOS 16 earlier this week at WWDC 2022, showcasing the most important new features coming to the iPhone operating system this year. The Messages app got a big update that’s easily one of the highlights of iOS 16. iPhone users will be able to edit iMessages they send on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. …

iPhone 11 Pro

5 hidden iPhone features that will take iMessage to the next level

May 31st, 2022

Apple’s iMessage app is one of the more popular chat applications in existence. And yet, there’s no denying that the iMessage feature set is curiously limited when compared to a range of rival chat platforms. Apple, however, is aware of this and is thankfully taking steps to bolster iMessage. Starting a few years ago, Apple …

iOS 14

Your iPhone might be sending read receipts even if you turn them off

January 6th, 2022

There are two types of people in the world: Those who use read receipts and those who don’t. Many people prefer to turn them off, as they add even more stress to texting. With read receipts, all of your friends, family members, and coworkers will know precisely how long you’ve been ignoring them. But some …

encrypted messaging

FBI document shows how easy it is to access your encrypted chat data

December 3rd, 2021

Your encrypted messaging history might not be as safe as you thought. With every big tech company spouting on and on about privacy, it might be surprising to hear that messages you thought were private aren’t necessarily completely private. A new document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows just how easy it can be …

iMessage for Android

Internal emails reveal the exact reason Apple won’t bring iMessage to Android

April 28th, 2021

When Apple launched iMessage on iPhone a few years ago, it set a new standard for instant messaging experiences on smartphones, effectively killing SMS texting in the process. iMessage replaced traditional texts with richer messages when chats occurred via an internet connection (blue bubbles), reverting to conventional SMS (green bubbles) when an internet connection wasn’t …

iMessage for Android

We know exactly why there’s no iMessage app for Android

April 9th, 2021

Almost ten years ago, Apple unveiled the new iMessage app at WWDC 2011; the app would replace SMS texting on iPhone with something much better. iMessage works over cellular and Wi-Fi, adding a richer instant messaging experience over an internet connection. The app also provided end-to-end encryption, the kind of strong privacy protection other chat …

iMessage Security BlastDoor

iMessage just got an amazing new feature you didn’t even notice

January 30th, 2021

Apple quietly added a new iMessage security feature in iOS 14 called BlastDoor. BlastDoor is a new sandbox inside iMessage that receives and sanitizes all iMessage content before it’s shown to the user. The security feature will prevent attacks via iMessage that might include malicious code for spying on iPhones. One of the most important …

App Privacy Labels

Visualized: The terrifying amount of data Facebook Messenger collects compared to Signal, iMessage, and WhatsApp

January 5th, 2021

Facebook mounted a fierce attack on Apple’s new app privacy labels, accusing the company that it’s putting small businesses and the free internet in danger. The new privacy feature informs users about the kind of personal data apps collect, but doesn’t stop developers like Facebook from collecting data and tracking users. A single image shows …