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Apple Messages app

Apple could make Messages so much better with these improvements

December 28th, 2020

Apple’s Messages app is one of the most popular messaging apps today, and one of the many products that keep Apple users tied to the iPhone maker’s ecosystem. The Messages app received some fun and useful improvements with the arrival of macOS Big Sur, as well as iOS 14, like the ability to pin conversations. …

iPhone hack

Dozens of journalists had their iPhones hacked using an iMessage flaw

December 21st, 2020

Dozens of journalists and other employees at Al Jazeera reportedly had their iPhones hacked by foreign governments using a “zero-click” iMessage exploit. According to researchers from The Citizen Lab, the governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE used NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to spy on the journalists. The iMessage exploit doesn’t appear to persist in …

Google Messages

Android is finally copying one of the best things about iMessage on the iPhone

May 25th, 2020

Google Messages end-to-end encryption support might be coming soon, leaked code from an internal build of the RCS instant messaging app indicates. Google’s iMessage rival supports many of the same rich messaging features available in iMessage and many other chat apps, but end-to-end encryption isn’t one of them. Google is currently testing an app update …

Google’s next chat app will combine Gmail, Hangouts, and more

January 29th, 2020

Google has developed or acquired a large number of useful apps over the years, unifying them all under your Google account. Search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Waze, Android, Assistant, and many others are all available using the same login, making Google one of the best provider of free services in the world — free, of …

Google RCS Messaging

Google RCS messages just rolled out in the US – what you need to know

November 15th, 2019

Google is rolling out RCS messages in the US, which is short for Rich Communication Service to anyone who would have them. In theory, RCS could be the perfect alternative to iMessage on Android. In reality, Google is struggling to finally offer customers an iMessage lookalike, and the fact that it’s going at it alone, …

WhatsApp vs. iMessage

WhatsApp might soon receive the major update you’ve been waiting for

October 30th, 2019

WhatsApp is easily one of the most popular messaging apps out there, and Facebook’s only chat app that supports end-to-end encryption, just like iMessage on the iPhone. The advantage of WhatsApp is that you can use it across devices to stay in touch with your contacts regardless of their mobile operating system. However, WhatsApp isn’t …

iMessage bug

Apple has yet to fix a mysterious iMessage bug spotted by Google researchers

July 30th, 2019

Next week in Las Vegas at the Black Hat security conference, Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich is set to give a presentation about interactionless iPhone vulnerabilities that can run without the victim taking any action at all. The talk will come on the heels of Silvanovich and a Google Project Zero colleague, Samuel Groß, …