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Topic: iMessage

Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple services hit by slowdowns & outages [u]

07/01/2015, 02:07 pm

A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]

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'Modern Family' co-creator details episode shot entirely with Apple products

02/24/2015, 10:02 pm

In a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming "Modern Family" episode shot completely on iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said using the iOS devices didn't dramatically change the production process, and revealed that tomorrow's show is not the first time producers turned to Apple's handset for in-show footage.

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime, and OS X take starring roles in new episode of 'Modern Family'

02/17/2015, 09:02 am

A forthcoming episode of hit television comedy Modern Family puts Apple's iOS and OS X communication services -- notably iMessage and FaceTime -- front and center, with the production crew shooting footage exclusively on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime now protected by two-step verification

02/12/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple continues to expand the range of offerings covered by its two-step verification scheme, with security-conscious users now able to count iMessage and FaceTime among those features protected by the service.

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Judge allows lawsuit over missing text messages to proceed against Apple

11/11/2014, 03:11 pm

Days after Apple provided a Web tool to allow ex-iPhone users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, a California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Apple for "hijacking" users' ability to receive text messages can proceed.

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Apple launches Web tool to delist cell phone numbers from iMessages

11/09/2014, 10:11 pm

Apple on Sunday launched a new website that will allow users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, fixing an issue that would result in messages sent from iOS devices being "hijacked" if the recipient stopped using an iPhone.

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EFF ranks Apple's iMessage, FaceTime "best mass market options" for secure messaging, ahead of BlackBerry Messenger, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Microsoft Skype

11/05/2014, 02:11 pm

In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options."

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Report claims iMessage spam on the rise, but little evidence appears in support

08/21/2014, 02:08 pm

Despite accounts of purportedly wide-ranging unsolicited marketing campaigns plaguing iMessage users in recent months, spam on Apple's over-the-top messaging service appears to be the exception, rather than the rule.

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Apple pledges to fix longstanding iMessage bug in upcoming iOS update

05/22/2014, 08:05 am

While a bug preventing users from exiting the iMessage ecosystem has prevailed since iOS 5, Apple this week formally acknowledged the issue, and has said that a fix is in the works.

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Apple sued over text messaging issues related to switching away from iPhone

05/16/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple is being sued yet again, this time from a former iPhone user who claims the company's iMessage service is causing texts coming to her new Android smartphone to vanish.

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Apple reaffirms security, privacy of encrypted iMessages

10/18/2013, 09:10 am

Apple on Friday issued a statement affirming the security of their iMessage instant messaging service, rebuking suggestions that the company could, if forced by court order, intercept the encrypted missives.

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Apple confirms iOS 7 causing iMessage issues, says fix is in the works

10/02/2013, 12:10 am

Apple on Tuesday said it was aware of an issue a number of iPhone users have been experiencing with iMessage since upgrading to iOS 7, noting that a fix is coming soon to patch the problem.

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iPhone owners report of iMessage failures with iOS 7, simple procedure may be temporary fix

10/01/2013, 12:10 am

According to multiple reports on Apple's Support Communities webpage, iPhone owners who recently upgraded to iOS 7 are experiencing issues with iMessage, though a simple software reset may resolve the problem, at least temporarily.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Deleting texts, checking timestamps, & disabling 'short names' in Messages

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

There's more than meets the eye in Apple's new Messages application for iOS 7, with a few key features hidden away, some of which are only accessible with touchscreen gestures.

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Fake iMessage app for Android spoofs Mac mini, routes chats through China [u]

09/24/2013, 11:09 am

A new messaging app aping the iMessage name has shown up on Google's Play Store, but Android device owners may want to think twice before downloading the unsanctioned app, as it doesn't seem to work as advertised and may be doing a bit more than it lets on.

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Multiple iCloud services down, iMessage and Photo Stream among affected [u]

08/22/2013, 06:08 am

Apple's iCloud faced a fairly wide ranging outage early Thursday, with service like iMessage, Photo Stream and Backup & Restore down for some [updated].

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Apple outlines iMessage spam reporting in new support document

07/31/2013, 12:07 am

A new support document recently added to Apple's website shows users how to deal with unwanted messages, also known as spam, sent via the company's iCloud-based iMessage service.

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iMessage outage leaves 30% of users without service for over 30 minutes

07/09/2013, 06:07 pm

Apple's iCloud-based iMessage service suffered a short outage on Tuesday that left about 30 percent of users without service for 36 minutes.

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Inside iOS 7: Messages adds group chat user pics, hidden timestamps

06/27/2013, 02:06 pm

While it wasn't given as drastic of a redesign as some other native iOS 7 applications, Apple's new Messages app sports a tweaked look and some subtle but useful new features.

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BlackBerry Messenger not coming to iPhone, iPad June 27 [U]

06/06/2013, 12:06 pm

BlackBerry Messenger is still going cross-platform, but it won't be appearing on iOS and Android on June 27, contrary to a report published Thursday.

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