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Topic: iMessage

Apple sued over FaceTime, auto-expiring voice Messages technology

11/19/2018, 10:11 pm

Stalwart patent troll Uniloc filed a pair of lawsuits over the weekend claiming technology used in flagship Apple communications products, namely FaceTime and iMessage, infringe on property initially developed by HP and Philips.

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Apple pitched a standardized version of iMessage to wireless carriers, but they didn't bite

10/18/2018, 11:10 pm

In an editorial bemoaning the lack of interoperability between Apple's iMessage and common SMS texting systems, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall reveals the company once tried to push wireless carriers toward its version of messaging.

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Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple's encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

09/27/2018, 07:09 pm

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016.

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New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

Photos shot this week show the seldom-seen interior of Apple's two-year-old data center in Mesa, Ariz., instrumental to services like iCloud, Siri, and iMessage.

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Apple working to cut down iMessage spam in China

08/02/2018, 07:08 am

Chinese carriers are working with Apple to come up with ways to reduce spam in iMessage, state media claims, with Apple allegedly working on developing "advanced technology" to cut down on the unwanted messages and identify accounts sending the messages.

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How to make and use personalized Memoji on iPhone X in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 08:06 pm

In iOS 12, iPhone X users will be able create their own customized Memoji character right in the Messages app. Choose from hundreds of different design combinations to create any number of different characters to use in iMessage conversations, or even FaceTime calls.

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VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

05/25/2018, 02:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

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Apple Business Chat has the enterprise talking about iMessage Apps

04/05/2018, 09:04 am

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced the App Store. While its first titles were mostly games and novelties, soon major businesses began to recognize the power of mobile apps, shifting major investment from desktop PCs and web apps into iOS. This year, Apple is inciting new enterprise investment in iMessage Apps with Apple Business Chat--billed as an interactive, personal way to connect with customers while respecting their privacy.

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Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

03/29/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

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Google search iPhone app gets iMessage support, iOS 11 drag-and-drop & share sheet option

03/05/2018, 02:03 pm

Google on Monday announced several upgrades for its iPhone and iPad search app, designed to weave it more deeply into everyday use.

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Australian carrier Telstra working on fix for Apple iMessage and Facetime outage [u]

02/20/2018, 09:02 pm

Telstra, one of the largest cellular carriers in Australia, is working on a fix for an apparent services outage impacting customers major metropolitan areas attempting to access Apple's iMessage and Facetime features.

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weMessage promises to bring iMessage to Android, uses Mac as server

12/12/2017, 07:12 pm

A new Android app called weMessage brings unofficial support for Apple's iMessages to devices running Google's operating system, but users need a Mac to complete the ad hoc setup.

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Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity challenge

11/10/2017, 11:11 am

Apple on Friday announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch owners, meant to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

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How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

10/17/2017, 11:10 am

One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider shows you how to set up the feature and get messaging on your iPad, Mac and more.

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YouTube update allows shared video playback on iPhone through iMessage without exiting the app

10/03/2017, 11:10 am

An update on Tuesday morning to the YouTube app brings video sharing and inline viewing to iMessage without recipients needing to leave the application.

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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Apple to offer 2017 Earth Day Challenge Activity achievement with iMessage stickers

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Apple is creating a special "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Starbucks offers $5 to customers sending gifts via iMessage app

04/11/2017, 04:04 pm

Starbucks has launched a promotion to try and encourage its customers in the United States to use its new iMessage app, with the coffee chain providing app users who send a digital gift card to their friends with a free $5 gift card of their own.

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How to order movie tickets within iOS 10 chat using Fandango's iMessage App

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10, Apple introduced a new way for developers to add integrated new features for iMessage users. Here's how to use Fandango's app to explore movie listings, share showtime options with chat participants, select seats and purchase tickets with Apple Pay--all within iMessage.

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Apple's new 'Sticker Fight' ad for iPhone 7 emphasizes iMessage feature

03/13/2017, 03:03 pm

The latest in Apple's advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 brings Apple's "stickers" feature into the real world in a playful and colorful manner.

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