Tag Archives: iMessage

Two-factor authentication comes to iMessage and FaceTime

NewMessagesIconXApple recently debuted a two-factor authentication approach for securing Apple IDs from hacking; however, this has been limited to authenticating on Apple’s Web site or making purchases using iTunes. Now Apple has expanded this security measure to work with its text, voice, and video messaging services. Continue reading

iMessage on non-Apple devices? Blackberry thinks so

NewMessagesIconXIn a response to the State of the Union speech in which President Obama outlined his stance on net neutrality, the CEO of Blackberry issued a blog posting describing his support for an open and non-discriminatory internet. Along with outlining free and open internet access, part of his argument also states that companies like Apple should be required to make services like iMessage non-proprietary and allow them to work on alternative platforms. Continue reading

Prevent Messages from splitting into multiple conversations

NewMessagesIconXWhen using Messages on either your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you might run into an issue where conversations will become split into multiple threads, where at times messages will arrive in one thread and at other times they may end up in the other. This can not only be a little cluttering to your organization in Messages, but can be confusing since you might not know what thread to use when attempting to connect with someone. Continue reading

Deregister your phone number from iMessage for texting on non-Apple devices

iPhoneIconXApple has released a new Web service that allows you to deregister a phone number from iMessage, on the chance you have switched to using a non-Apple device and wish to continue using your existing phone number for text messaging and other services with your new device.

When you set up an iPhone, Apple’s iMessage service is the default text messaging service, and will bind your Continue reading

View timestamps in Messages on your Mac and iPhone

MessagesIconXWhen you are using Apple’s iMessage service, you might wish to look up when a specific message arrived, especially if you are troubleshooting a connection problem or other configuration issue with Messages. There are several ways to do this both in OS X and in iOS, a couple of which are relatively apparent, and a couple that are not. Continue reading

Fix iMessages only showing up on one device

MessagesIconXApple’s iMessage service is its proprietary messaging technology, which works through iCloud to allow the synchronization of conversations between all supported iOS and Mac OS devices. This is convenient, because you can chat and text on any of your Macs, iPhones, or iPads, and then continue the conversation on another device, with full access to the conversation history. Continue reading