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Dear Twitter: If Apple’s Messages can add an edit button, you can too

June 6th, 2022

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself spending far more time in one-to-one communication applications as opposed to social networking apps. Mostly, that means using Apple’s Messages app (which we learned at WWDC 2022 today is getting a huge update) as well as Facebook Messenger, along with a smattering of others like Gmail. Facebook’s messaging …


How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages

June 1st, 2022

Have you ever deleted a WhatsApp message and then wished you hadn’t? Or maybe you’ve deleted messages from the wrong conversation by accident? If so, don’t worry. You can still recover deleted WhatsApp messages! This guide will walk you through how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iOS and Android devices. Let’s get to it! …

Google Messages

Every messaging app should steal this amazing new Google Messages feature

June 21st, 2021

Google needed a few years and a few failures to come up with a messaging app that can finally rival the iMessage experience on Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Finally, after a rocky start that included struggling to get some wireless carriers on board, Google’s RCS messaging took off. Set Google Messages as your default texting …

Google Messages

Google just added Apple’s best iMessage feature to Android’s messaging app

June 16th, 2021

Google announced late last year that the one feature that was missing from its latest iMessage alternative was coming soon. That’s end-to-end encryption, a privacy feature that ensures the messages exchanged in a chat app can’t be intercepted by third parties. iMessage comes with end-to-end encryption built-in, something Google took its time to roll out. …

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This is the reason I rarely open Apple’s Messages app anymore

March 23rd, 2021

The SMS messages come with increasing regularity, almost daily now. The Apple Messages app on my iPhone stays loaded up with text messages from Amazon, generally informing me that I’m a winner in the day’s product raffle. All I have to do is click a link within the text message — a message, by the …

Facebook Messenger

Here’s why I use Facebook Messenger over iMessage almost every time

March 8th, 2021

The ongoing cold war between Apple and Facebook that’s ratcheted up over the past few months, with each company’s CEO taking veiled and not-so-veiled potshots at the other over questions around privacy and user data, not only makes for great news copy and plenty of grist for tech bloggers. It’s also a hugely consequential matter …

Oldest Message Bottle 108 Years

Not-so-instant messaging: The oldest message in a bottle is found 108 years later

August 24th, 2015

We live in a world where we crave instant results, instant iMessage responses and immediate rewards. And technology makes it all happen. Just pull whatever smartphone you favor out of your pocket and you’ll get lots of digital content to keep you entertained, and – most importantly – access to instant communications. But that wasn’t the …

iPhone Messages Bug

Watch a crazy iOS bug cause iPhones to crash just by receiving a text message

May 27th, 2015

A newly discovered and potentially worrisome iOS bug has been causing Phones to crash and automatically reboot when a certain string of characters is received via the Messages app. The string in question, which consists of both english and arabic characters, was first brought to light via a Reddit thread before being corroborated by MacRumors late on Wednesday evening. …

iMessage to only work on Mountain Lion following beta period

February 17th, 2012

Apple on Thursday unveiled the next major version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new operating system for Mac desktops and notebooks will feature a wide range of changes from new apps to redesigned visual elements, but one of the most highly anticipated features Apple unveiled was iMessage integration thanks …

U.S. teens average 3,339 text messages per month

October 15th, 2010

Have any teens in your household? If you do, you may or may not be surprised to know that U.S. teens, on average, send 3,339 text messages per month. The numbers come courtesy of analytics company Nielsen who analyzed the cellular habits of over 3,000 teens in April, May, and June. The study finds the males between …