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Bringing iMessage to Windows Would be Sick, And Possibly The Start of Something Bigger

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen-sharing and file-transferring features) from your phone on your Windows 10 computer. Read More >>

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Apple Ordered to Pay Patent Troll VirnetX Over £350 Million in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN Lawsuit

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay out $502.6 million (£354.1 million) to VirtnetX Holding Corp., the kind of company often referred to as a patent troll, in the eighth year of contentious legal battles between the two companies, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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iOS 11 is Killing Me

Okay, look. I’m not the first person to say this, and I certainly won’t be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too. Read More >>

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Apple Messages Master

One of the biggest upgrades in iOS 10 goes to Messages. The native app now comes with stacks of extra features including stickers, instant reactions, and even its own app store. Most of the new functions work best inside conversations. Here’s how to make the most of the app on your iPhone or iPad. Read More >>

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Top Selling iMessage Sticker Pack Is Going Away Because Apple Hates Fun

The developer of a clever sticker pack for iOS has been told by Apple that he has to change how the stickers look and act or else the stickers will be pulled from the App Store. Read More >>

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Why Would Apple Turn its Messaging App Into Such a Nightmare?

Apple decided to go all-in on Messages in iOS 10, fully embracing its inner Facebook Messenger and replacing simplicity with stickers and disappearing text effects. Read More >>

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Researchers Find Another Flaw in Apple’s iMessage Encryption

Cryptography researchers at John Hopkins University have found another flaw in the encryption used by Apple’s iMessage. The good news? The flaw has already been patched; you just need to update iOS. Read More >>

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The Best and Worst Encrypted Messaging Apps

There’s never been a better time to start encrypting your texts and phone calls. Hackers are breaking into more personal devices than ever before, and massive government surveillance dragnets are indiscriminately sweeping up people’s digital communications. Encryption can protect you. Read More >>

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Because the Words in That iMessage Were Just Not Good Enough

Weren’t you just saying that iMessage would be so much better if it was less about words and more... well, more like Snapchat? No? Well, too bad. Read More >>

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iMessage for Android Would Change Everything

As is tradition, some last-minute rumours are sneaking their way into the news before Apple’s big reveal on Monday morning in San Francisco. We already have a good idea what of what we think is coming, but this latest bit that says iMessage is coming to Android is very intriguing. Read More >>

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iMessage Encryption Flaw Allows Researchers to Intercept Images

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University has discovered a flaw in iMessage on older versions of iOS which makes it possible for a third party to intercept and decrypt images and video. Read More >>

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Apple Rejected Law Enforcement’s Demands for Encrypted iMessages

The fight between law enforcement and tech companies about encryption and privacy is getting nastier than ever. Read More >>

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Turn Off Read Receipts

Rumour has it, Apple wants to give you the option to use read receipts on a contact-by-contact basis in iMessage. This is a dreadfully bad idea that will undoubtedly destroy relationships, estrange friends, and piss off teens. Why? Because read receipts are awful, and making them more sophisticated is bullshit. Read More >>

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Bizarre iPhone Messages Hack Locks App and Crashes Phone

A straightforward text message has the ability to completely break the iOS Messages app, locking users out of their messaging tool and causing iPhones to crash and reboot. Read More >>