Chinese carriers filter out text messages for sensitivie subjects as well as spam. Apple is not really into censoring. Enter the spam.
Animoji can now capture you sticking out your tongue. You can also FaceTime with up to 31 of your closest friends in just a single call.
Unlike other chat clients and other cloud storage platforms, Apple's ecosystem didn't link one to the other for personal backups... until now.
Google's new Chat app is not even out yet, and already being criticized for its approach and lack of encryption. Read more as to our take of why that is.
Notorious patent troll VirnetX has one more reason to celebrate, being awarded more than half a billion dollars by a US jury in its seemingly never-ending dispute with Apple. But the decision will be appealed.
It's an easy breach of privacy and all someone needs to do to get at it is to take your iPhone and ask Siri to read out your notifications.
iMessage is finally on Android, though it will take a good few moments of setup and a macOS device to get some basic features.
The iMessage app can be deleted, but, for some reason, can't be re-downloaded anyhow unless the user factory resets the device.
You can look up videos and play them back right from the iMessage thread. You can also finally share a video from the YouTube app to iMessage.
It has a new guide for best practices on the Android website and a new backup function for contacts and calendar events on Google Drive for iOS.
Sprint will be using Google's cloud servers to pass along RCS messages, — the imminent step up from SMS — but what does this mean for Allo?
One developer for Google's competing Allo app says no. Why? Platform lock-in and making sure Android users switch to iOS.
Several dozen new emoji have actually come along in this update as well as some more camera tweaking and a celebration for iMessage.
A rumor claims that Apple designers made mock-ups of what iMessage could have looked like on Android. That project may still be dead.
Google Hyperdrives to Andromeda! Will Android and Chrome finally merge? Also, no more in-house hardware from Blackberry? #PNWeekly Podcast episode 220!
It does not matter whether you send the person a message or not, it matters that you typed in that person's number on iMessage.
Not unless Apple wants to lose money. It believes that iMessage is a huge reason why people buy iPhones and iPads. What makes it different from Apple Music?
WWDC’s keynote has come and gone, and with it, we have seen a glimpse of Apple’s plans for the future. Not surprisingly, Apple’s plans are rather Apple-centric. I know what you’re thinking. “Duh, it’s Apple’s conference,” but what I found very interesting was that of all the updates, all the new features, all the new apps we saw, there was nary a mention of Android and the 85% of the world that it owns/that owns it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that Apple should be promoting the competition at its own keynote, but when you stop and consider what Microsoft and Google have [...]
When you buy a phone, mission one for the thing is to communicate. And with new features tacked onto the calls side and the iMessage side, we have plenty of communication going on.
New APIs for the call experience on iOS 10 can integrate plenty of neat-o features like voicemail transcription and enhanced identification of spam calls with third-party extensions (like through Tencent). If you have an iPhone for work, you can also route your personal iPhone calls through that work device.
Messages got a whole bunch of enhancements, starting with rich links that [...]
The encrypted messaging service that is currently exclusive to iPhones and iPads may expand to welcome in the people of the green bubble: Android.
Voip-Pal is looking for $7 billion in cumulative damages from the suits against the three companies or licensing agreements.
Eric Chee has developed an iMessage client for Android that's very much still in the larval stages. Maybe you can help him out?
Sooner or later, you might not have to go in loops asking for a clarification on a text? Apple might point out autocorrected words.