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Topic: Messages

Oppenheimer: Apple 'lacks the courage to lead the next generation of innovation'

12/02/2016, 11:12 am

Oppenheimer analysts have issued an unusually scathing Apple investor memo, charging that the company is headed in the wrong direction and poised for a "decade-long malaise" as a result.

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Dropbox gets Messages app, new widget & more for iOS 10

10/11/2016, 02:10 pm

Later on Tuesday Dropbox will release a major iOS update, adding features like a new widget and a Messages app for iOS 10, and the beginnings of better multitasking support on iPads.

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Apple threatens to pull No. 1 iMessage sticker pack 'Phoneys' for violating App Store regulations

09/30/2016, 09:09 pm

Apple on Friday issued an ultimatum to Adam Howell, developer of sticker pack "Phoneys," saying he must fundamentally change the content of his top-selling iMessage App Store title or face removal.

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iOS 10 tips: How to turn on/off individual read receipts in Apple's Messages app

09/28/2016, 04:09 pm

Starting with iOS 10, read receipts in iMessages can be enabled or disabled on a person-by-person basis, letting users decide which contact knows when their texts have been viewed. Here's how to take advantage of the new feature.

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Inside iOS 10: How to install, use and remove apps for Messages

09/21/2016, 10:09 am

New to iOS 10 is deep app integration with Apple's Messages app. The process to add a third party's functionality to Messages isn't a one-click process, though -- here's how to do it.

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Apple cracking down on gif search terms in iOS 10 Messages after porn discovery

09/15/2016, 06:09 pm

Apple appears to be applying heavy-handed moderation tactics to a newly introduced gif search iMessage app in iOS 10 that inadvertently retrieved pornographic images, as queries for seemingly innocuous words no longer yield results.

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Try out Apple's new third-party iMessage integration in iOS 10 with these apps

09/13/2016, 08:09 pm

As it did with Siri, Apple has granted developer access to the Messages API in iOS 10, opening the door to unique app integrations. AppleInsider has compiled a list of ten candidates that expand the new iMessage app's abilities.

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Super Mario Run Stickers for iOS 10 iMessages now available as free download

09/12/2016, 06:09 pm

Apple's iMessage App Store is set to launch this week with its new Nintendo partnership leading the way, as the Super Mario Run Stickers app is now available to download.

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Apps for iOS 10, including Messages apps, begin arriving on iOS App Store [u]

09/12/2016, 02:09 pm

Ahead of this Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, Apple has begun allowing apps designed for the new operating system onto the App Store, including downloads that tap into the new Messages integration feature.

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Apple to take on Snapchat, Facebook in 2017 with new iPhone video editing app - report

08/25/2016, 08:08 am

Apple is said to be looking to tiptoe into the social media space again, both expanding social media sharing within its OS suites, and building a Snapchat-like video and image sharing service for a 2017 launch.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors

08/08/2016, 01:08 pm

Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist's complete discography is as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple's iOS 10.

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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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