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Topic: iMessage

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].


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Apple's iMessage and FaceTime suffer another significant outage [u]

11/18/2012, 05:11 pm

Users are reporting that iMessage and FaceTime are experiencing outages across the U.S., the second time in a week that services attached to Apple's iCloud are seeing issues.


Apple notifies Messages beta users that service will end on Dec. 14

11/16/2012, 06:11 pm

In an email to users on Friday, Apple reminded Messages beta program participants that the preview period will end on Friday, Dec. 14, noting that the service will then only be available on OS X Mountain Lion.


Apple's iMessage causes decline in U.S. text messaging, report says

11/12/2012, 06:11 pm

Apple's iMessage, as well as other data-based messaging apps, reportedly caused the first drop in U.S. text messaging in years, and the downward trend may continue as more wireless subscribers switch to smartphones.


Briefly: iMessage and FaceTime facing second outage in less than a week [ux3]

10/30/2012, 05:10 pm

For the second time in four days, Apple's iMessage and FaceTime services are down for many users in a number of areas, with North America seeming to be the hardest hit.


Apple's iMessage down for many iOS and OS X users [u]

10/25/2012, 05:10 pm

Apple's iMessage appears to be non-functional for many users across the U.S. and beyond, with both users iOS and OS X affected by the outage.


Apple iMessage reportedly suffers sporadic worldwide outages

09/17/2012, 05:09 pm

Apple's in-house instant messaging service, iMessage, is allegedly experiencing outages across the globe as users are reporting problems sending and receiving messages.


Apple urges users to stick with iMessage to avoid iPhone SMS spoofing

08/18/2012, 12:08 pm

Apple on Saturday officially responded to reports that its latest mobile operating system remains vulnerable to text message spoofing, recommending that customers use its more secure iMessage service instead.


Apple CEO Tim Cook promises more social integration

05/30/2012, 01:05 am

Even as he admitted that Apple may kill off its Ping social music discovery service, chief executive Tim Cook promised to add more social integration into its other products.