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Topic: iMessage

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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Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime [u]

05/15/2013, 02:05 pm

Google on Wednesday expanded its cross-platform service offerings with a revamped version of Hangouts, now a standalone application for iOS and Android with a focus on video and text conversations within groups.

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Glitch in Apple's iMessage deletes words 'Obama,' 'surprise'

04/26/2013, 02:04 pm

A strange issue with Apple's iMessage service deletes certain words when they are used at the end of specific sentences, with two cases already found pertaining to the words "Obama" and "surprise".

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US DEA upset it can't break Apple's iMessage encryption

04/04/2013, 08:04 am

Officials with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are reportedly frustrated that they cannot crack Apple's iMessage encryption to listen in on suspects.

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iMessage 'denial-of-service' attack crashes devs' iOS Messages apps

03/29/2013, 07:03 pm

A recent spate of prank texts sent to a group of iOS developers has revealed a limitation in how Apple handles data sent through its iMessage service, which in some cases can crash the app if the incoming message is too long or contains overly complex characters.

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Apple sees 2 billion iMessages sent daily from half a billion iOS devices

01/23/2013, 06:01 pm

In its earnings conference call on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that users send over 2 billion iMessages per day on an iOS ecosystem that has grown to over 500 million devices.

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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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iOS 6 reportedly fixes bug that failed to redirect iMessages for stolen iPhones

11/20/2012, 06:11 pm

It was reported on Tuesday that an iMessages bug, which allowed stolen iPhones to receive messages intended for the device's owner even after being remotely wiped, has been fixed with iOS 6.

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