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Topic: Messages

Amazon working on mobile messaging service to rival Apple Messages

07/17/2017, 12:07 am

Amazon last week began querying customers over potential features they would like to see included in a new mobile messaging platform called "Anytime," which according to reports boasts text and video chat, voice calling, group tasks and social networking functionality.

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Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with Messages stickers for participants

06/30/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple has launched a celebration of America's national parks, with awards and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks for workout rewards.

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Apple partners with Salesforce, Nuance to deliver iMessage Business Chat in iOS 11

06/10/2017, 01:06 am

On the last day of WWDC, Apple detailed Business Chat, its new enterprise customer support platform for iOS 11, leveraging iMessage Apps introduced in iOS 10 as well as integration with Maps, Safari and Spotlight search, in partnership with existing Customer Service Platforms (CSP) from Genesys, LivePerson, Nuance and Salesforce.

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Apple invention details deep Siri integration with Messages

05/11/2017, 05:05 am

Apple in a patent application published Thursday details a method of integrating an intelligent virtual assistant -- Siri -- into a messaging environment, allowing users to participate in text-based exchanges with the AI, while opening up automation and helper tools to traditional Messages conversations with friends.

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Starbucks gifts coming to Apple's Messages app with Apple Pay

03/22/2017, 04:03 pm

Starting in April, iPhone owners will be able to gift Starbucks purchases to others by way of the native iOS Messages app and Apple Pay, the coffee chain announced on Wednesday.

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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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