02/28/2014, iMessage was introduced in 2011 alongside iOS 5. It was believed to be Apple’s answer to platform-exclusive messaging platforms like BlackBerry’s BBM and Samsung’s ChatON at that time. Prior to that, the Messages app was mainly used for sending/receiving regular text messages and MMS. However it seems that thanks to more iPhones being adopted on an annual basis, along with more iPads being sold, it looks like Apple’s iMessages is […]
12/11/2013, Last month we reported that Southwest Airlines would be offering its passengers gate-to-gate WiFi as part of the FAA’s new ruling where personal electronic devices could be used during all stages of the flight. However this also meant that passengers would have to pay to use inflight WiFi services, which is currently priced at $8 for all-day usage. Well if you don’t need to use all aspects of the WiFi, […]
10/20/2013, When word broke of the NSA’s surveillance programs earlier this year, major companies named in the leaked documents tried to quash their customers’ privacy fears by issuing statements reiterating their commitment to privacy. Apple did something along the same lines, it said that the encrypting protecting iMessages is so secure that the company itself can’t decrypt it, meaning that even if it receives an order to intercept an iMessage, it can’t. […]
10/17/2013, After the government’s PRISM program was revealed, this only increased the paranoia in some people and raised many concerns for others who were worried that the government could be reading their emails and their messages. Apple has since released a statement claiming that iMessage and FaceTime users were safe, and that even Apple themselves weren’t able to access or decrypt iMessage or FaceTime conversations. However during a recent Hack the […]
10/02/2013, The other day we reported that there were some iOS users who were complaining of their iMessage woes, basically stating that the problem was that iMessages sometimes did not deliver, or sometimes it failed to send as a text message in instances where internet was not readily available. A temporary solution was found which was to reset the iPhone’s network settings, and to disable and re-enable iMessage. Granted this isn’t […]
10/01/2013, One of the features of iMessage is that it allows an iMessage to be sent as a regular text message in the event that Apple’s servers go down, or if the other party, or yourself, do not have internet at the moment. However it seems that there are reports of iMessage failures in Apple’s Support Communities where users are claiming that some of their iMessages are not sent, or have […]
09/24/2013, iMessage is expected to be an exclusive messaging service that allows iOS users to send messages, pictures, and videos to one another, just like how BBM was an exclusive for BlackBerry users. However it looks like one enterprising Android user has managed to port iMessage from the iPhone and bring it onto Android devices, and according to the various reports, it looks like the app works just fine! It seems […]
07/31/2013, With the launch of iOS 7 which is expected to take place later this year, one of the features Apple will be introducing is the ability to block Apple IDs from iMessage or FaceTime. While the messages can still be sent as regular text, it can help block spammers or maybe that stalker ex of yours. In any case in the meantime it looks like Apple has already begun offering […]
07/09/2013, Apple's iMessage outage earlier today affected around 30% of the users.
05/16/2013, A Google employee has confirmed that Hangouts will be supporting SMS and outgoing calls in the near future.
04/24/2013, Facebook is testing chat presence dots in the News Feed. These dots show the chat status of your friends, clicking on it will open up a message thread. This is presumably being done to provide a boost to Facebook’s online messaging service. The testing is only being conducted on desktop at this stage, chat dots have been rolled out to a limited number of users. It is a very convenient way […]
04/09/2013, The world ground to a halt for some moments earlier today, and I am referring to those who use Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services, as both services were actually disrupted, so it is a good thing that they are up and running normally once again. Apparently, this particular issue did not affect everyone, but only some users, which would surely prove to be an irritating experience especially when you have […]
04/04/2013, Apple’s iMessage may be the playground for Anonymous to spread DDoS attacks, which coincidentally I was the victim of a few nights ago, but it seems the ability for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to eavesdrop on communications through its service has been posing quite the challenge for the organization. According to a DEA intelligence note obtained by CNET, Apple’s iMessage service has made it “impossible to intercept iMessages between two […]
04/01/2013, Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks have been used for decades now, but they’ve become more popular in recent years that were aimed at popular software companies, video game networks, and a number of government agencies to name a few. Up until now, these DDoS attacks have been aimed at organizations, but now they seem to be aimed at individuals. A DDoS attacker has taken aim at Apple’s iMessage program […]