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Topic: Messages

Apple releases animated emoji sticker packs for iOS 10 Messages

07/02/2016, 01:07 am

As promised, Apple on Friday released the first official animated sticker packs for use with iOS 10 Messages, making the GIF-like graphics available to developers through iTunes.

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Apple douses rumor of impending iMessage release for Android

06/16/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple recently poured cold water on rumors claiming iMessage would see introduction on Google's Android platform, potentially at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, saying the messaging service is worth more as an exclusive first-party feature.

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iOS 10 beta offers 'dark mode' for Messages, may hint at broader adoption

06/16/2016, 09:06 am

The iOS 10 version of Messages appears to contain a hidden "dark mode" option, potentially backing up hints that such a feature will go system-wide, or at least come to other iOS apps beyond ones like iBooks.

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Video: See Apple's overhauled iOS 10 Messages with expressive text bubbles, animations & more

06/15/2016, 08:06 am

Perhaps the biggest overhaul in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 can be seen in the Messages app, which will add the ability to send drawings, change message bubbles, replace words with emoji, use stickers, integrate third-party apps, and much more.

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Apple's Messages target of new Uniloc patent suit

06/14/2016, 06:06 pm

Serial patent lawsuit filer and non-practicing entity Uniloc on Tuesday filed suit against Apple, claiming Messages app and iMessage backend service features infringe on multiple owned voice over IP patents.

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iOS 10 Messages gain rich links, 3X bigger emojis, bubble effects & third-party app integration

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

As the most-used app on iOS, Apple's Messages will receive a major overhaul in the upcoming iOS 10 update, including a number of emoji-related enhancements, dynamic text bubbles, and rich links with images automatically integrated into chats. Third-party developers will also be able to tap into and expand iMessages with their own creations

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Rumor: Apple to debut iMessage for Android at WWDC 2016

06/09/2016, 07:06 pm

An unconfirmed, and somewhat tenuous, rumor on Thursday claims iMessage will be Apple's next Android release, with the company potentially planning a debut next week at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple ends AIM logins with legacy Mac IDs for OS X 10.7.1, found affecting newer OS X versions as well

07/02/2014, 08:07 pm

It appears that Apple's plan to discontinue iChat support for AIM logins using Mac.com and Me.com IDs on OS X 10.7.1 and earlier is affecting some users running newer versions of the Mac operating system, including OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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FCC proposes Apple and other wireless services provide text-to-911

12/12/2012, 07:12 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a set of guidelines regarding emergency text-to-911 messages that would require cellular carrier and internet-based messaging providers like Apple to support the initiative.

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First Look: Messages for Mac

02/16/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's new Messages app connects Macs with conversations initiated on iOS devices, as well as providing an easy way to initiate FaceTime conversations.

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Apple releases Messages beta for Mac, replacing iChat and integrating with iOS

02/16/2012, 08:02 am

Though the new Mac Messages application with cross-platform support for iOS will be a major feature of the forthcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, users can get their hands on an early beta immediately.

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