iMessage Stories February 1

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) – the UK equivalent of the NSA – is calling on Apple and other tech companies to secretly add law enforcement agents to Messages chats, FaceTime calls and other forms of encrypted chat on demand.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has said this would be like the recently-discovered FaceTime bug, only worse …

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iMessage Stories January 20

One of the best parts of iMessage is its seamless integration with SMS. One of the worst parts about iMessage is its reliance on looking like SMS in an app. I still remember when iMessage originally launched in iOS 5. With an 80+ year-old office building, getting text messages was nearly impossible for me. When Apple launched iMessage, I was able to use Wi-Fi, it was a game changer for me. Over six years later, iMessage is mostly the same. It’s still heavily tied to the same app that uses SMS. While it’s added iMessage “apps”, it’s still largely the same app and service that Apple launched years ago. I’ve realized that out of my major frustrations with iMessage, how it handles notifications is at the top of the list. expand full story

iMessage Stories January 6

Our colleagues over at 9to5Google have regularly reported on a new standard referred to as Rich Communications Services – or RCS. Touted as an upgraded version of SMS, RCS is being spearheaded by the carriers, Microsoft, and Google.

Now, it appears that Apple also might be involved in RCS, at least in some capacity.

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iMessage Stories December 20, 2018

How to remove a user from a group iMessage chat on iPhone

Accidentally add someone to a group iMessage chat you didn’t mean to? Someone in a chat that’s spamming way too much? Luckily, in addition to removing yourself, you can also remove other users from a group iMessage chat. Follow along to learn how to remove a user from a group iMessage chat.

iMessage Stories December 13, 2018

California considering text message tax – but iMessages would be exempt

California is considering introducing a tax on text messages. The reason? Because nobody makes phone calls any more …

iMessage Stories August 14, 2018

iPhone: How to enable or disable read receipts for iMessage

Read receipts are great, however, sometimes it isn’t appropriate to have them enabled, for example when you have a business. Good thing Apple gives you the option to keep them on or off. And with iOS 11, you can toggle read receipts on a per-contact basis.

Follow along to learn how…

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