iMessage

iMessage is an instant messaging service developed for iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac that was launched in 2011. Offered by Apple, it runs on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS. One can send texts, documents, photos, videos, contact information, and group messages on the Internet via iMessage. There has been a lot of discussion about it being similar to text messages, but both are pretty dissimilar to each other. Apart from the color demarcation (SMS appears in green bubble while iMessage appears in blue), the network also differs for both. While text messages are to be sent using cellular network, iMessage needs your Internet data or a WiFi connection. Android Messaging, Google’s offering, is a direct competitor of iMessage.

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WWDC 2020: 5 crucial changes needed in iOS, iPadOS

22 Jun 2020

WWDC 2020: 5 crucial changes needed in iOS, iPadOS

Apple's 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is set to kick off in a completely unique, online-only format, starting today.

iOS 14: These new features are coming to your iPhone

15 Jun 2020

iOS 14: These new features are coming to your iPhone

In a few days from now, Apple will hold its first online-only Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), bringing together millions of developers from around the world.

Apple's WWDC starts from June 22, and will be free

06 May 2020

Apple's WWDC starts from June 22, and will be free

Back in March, Apple had announced its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 would take place in an online-only format, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Finally, Apple may let you 'edit' iMessage texts: Here's how

04 May 2020

Finally, Apple may let you 'edit' iMessage texts: Here's how

Even after years of existence, iMessage still misses the option to retract messages.

#LeakPeek: These features are likely to debut on iOS 14

10 Mar 2020

#LeakPeek: These features are likely to debut on iOS 14

We hate to admit this, but iOS 13 has been a complete mess.

Why Huawei phones are flagging Google Allo as 'security threat'?

03 Jan 2020

Why Huawei phones are flagging Google Allo as 'security threat'?

Though Huawei and Google may not have the best of relations (thanks to the US trade ban), they both are doing everything possible to keep the sanctions from affecting the end-consumers.

Critical iPhone bug lets kids bypass parental controls: Details here

14 Dec 2019

Critical iPhone bug lets kids bypass parental controls: Details here

Just recently, Apple released iOS 13.3 with some major bug fixes and parental control improvements for iPhones.

Google starts rolling-out iMessage competitor, RCS Messaging (not in India)

15 Nov 2019

Google starts rolling-out iMessage competitor, RCS Messaging (not in India)

After a long and tiring wait, Google is finally making Rich Communication Services or RCS Messaging officially available on Android.

iOS killing background apps? Here's a fix

08 Nov 2019

iOS killing background apps? Here's a fix

A week ago, we reported about an annoying iOS issue that was found to be killing background apps rather abruptly.

You can soon use WhatsApp on 2 phones, simultaneously

02 Nov 2019

You can soon use WhatsApp on 2 phones, simultaneously

WhatsApp is constantly evolving its platform with new features and the latest one to come to the messaging app is a new multi-device platform.

iOS 13 killing apps rather abruptly, users complain

01 Nov 2019

iOS 13 killing apps rather abruptly, users complain

Apple's iOS 13 problems are just not coming to an end!

This trick enables RCS messaging on any Android phone

28 Oct 2019

This trick enables RCS messaging on any Android phone

Despite pushing RCS messaging for months, Google has made little to no progress towards making the messaging standard a reality.

Google Pixel 4 doesn't have complete RCS messaging support

21 Oct 2019

Google Pixel 4 doesn't have complete RCS messaging support

Even with the fanciest of hardware and software, Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL lack some of the most essential features.

Google researchers flag critical security flaws in iPhones: Details here

31 Jul 2019

Google researchers flag critical security flaws in iPhones: Details here

Security researchers at Google have flagged security flaws in Apple's iPhone operating system, the iOS.

Soon, you can use one WhatsApp account on multiple devices

28 Jul 2019

Soon, you can use one WhatsApp account on multiple devices

It is currently possible to use WhatsApp on your desktop, but it is not really ideal. Your phone must remain connected to the internet for everything to work.

Weird iMessage bug can brick iPhone: Here's how to fix

09 Jul 2019

Weird iMessage bug can brick iPhone: Here's how to fix

Despite being pretty impressive, Apple's software products also witness the problem of bugs and vulnerabilities.

Soon, Android Messages could offer Snapchat-like AR effects

01 Jul 2019

Soon, Android Messages could offer Snapchat-like AR effects

Android Messages, Google's main app for texting on smartphones, could soon get a major upgrade.

#TechBytes: How to block spam callers on iOS 13

30 Jun 2019

#TechBytes: How to block spam callers on iOS 13

Spammers and telemarketers are an absolute nightmare.

Now, this is how Apple's iOS 13 will look like

29 May 2019

Now, this is how Apple's iOS 13 will look like

In a matter of days, Apple will host the Worldwide Developers Conference and announce the next-generation of its software products, including the highly-anticipated iOS 13.

Apple WWDC 2019 scheduled for June 3: What to expect

24 May 2019

Apple WWDC 2019 scheduled for June 3: What to expect

Apple has started sending invites for its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) which will be hosted from June 3-7.

These iPhones may not support Apple's upcoming iOS 13

12 May 2019

These iPhones may not support Apple's upcoming iOS 13

In a month from now, Apple will host WWDC and unveil its highly-anticipated software product - the iOS 13.

Here's everything iOS 13 is expected to have on offer

11 May 2019

Here's everything iOS 13 is expected to have on offer

After Google, Apple is gearing up to host a big event and showcase its software products, including the all new iOS 13.

Top 5 iOS features we want to see on Android

29 Apr 2019

Top 5 iOS features we want to see on Android

As a long-time iOS user who recently switched to the open world of Android, I am enjoying every bit of Google's mobile software. It offers me the freedom to customize my phone, has better notification management, and fluid multitasking experience.

Got a new phone? Here's a quick data migration guide

29 Mar 2019

Got a new phone? Here's a quick data migration guide

Getting a phone is easy but setting it up with the data from the previous device - from photos to apps - might seem like a time-consuming task.

Everything you need to know about Apple's new credit card

26 Mar 2019

Everything you need to know about Apple's new credit card

At yesterday's 'Special Event' in California, Apple debuted some pretty interesting services, including its first-ever consumer credit card.

Want to use iMessage on Android? Here's the way

28 Feb 2019

Want to use iMessage on Android? Here's the way

For anyone using an iPhone, iMessage is the go-to messaging platform.

Watch out! Siri Shortcuts on iOS can steal confidential data

31 Jan 2019

Watch out! Siri Shortcuts on iOS can steal confidential data

With the launch of iOS 12 last year, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts as a cool new way to automate complex tasks.

Future of SMS: Here's everything about RCS messaging

28 Jan 2019

Future of SMS: Here's everything about RCS messaging

With the introduction and expansion of WhatsApp, we all saw the downside of text messaging.

Soon, you will not be able to use Google Allo

06 Dec 2018

Soon, you will not be able to use Google Allo

As is common practice at Google, now its smart messaging service Allo is falling on the chopping block.

How to make group FaceTime calls on iPhones, iPads

06 Nov 2018

How to make group FaceTime calls on iPhones, iPads

With the release of iOS 12.1, Apple added a long-awaited feature into iPhones and iPads - Group FaceTime.

How to activate Jio's eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

05 Nov 2018

How to activate Jio's eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

Finally, Reliance Jio users are getting the eSIM facility to enable dual SIM functions on their iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.

How to use a second eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

01 Nov 2018

How to use a second eSIM on iPhone Xs, Xr

While announcing iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, Apple was pretty vocal about the dual-SIM capabilities of the new devices.

Beware! New iPhone hack lets attackers view, share your photos

17 Oct 2018

Beware! New iPhone hack lets attackers view, share your photos

Apple has recently released iOS 12.0.1 offering a fix for a number of issues, including those of charging and bypassing passcodes.

Truecaller targets WhatsApp, launches its own messaging service

05 Oct 2018

Truecaller targets WhatsApp, launches its own messaging service

Truecaller, the popular app for identifying unknown callers, is foraying into the messaging arena with a service called 'Truecaller Chat'.

Apple faces lawsuit over unauthorized use of secure messaging technology

28 Sep 2018

Apple faces lawsuit over unauthorized use of secure messaging technology

Apple has been hit with a federal court lawsuit accusing the company of illegally using patented secure messaging technology across a range of its products.

Beware! These Mac apps might be stealing your data

10 Sep 2018

Beware! These Mac apps might be stealing your data

Apple has long held a reputation of hosting only secure apps on its App Store.

Send texts directly from computer with Android Messages for Web

27 Jun 2018

Send texts directly from computer with Android Messages for Web

Google has announced that the global roll-out of the web version of its Android Messages app is now complete. The feature had started rolling out last week.

Google's new app lets you send texts directly from computer

20 Jun 2018

Google's new app lets you send texts directly from computer

Google has finally started rolling out web browser support for its Android Messages app.

Here's how you can chat with your friends on YouTube

10 Jun 2018

Here's how you can chat with your friends on YouTube

Did you know that YouTube, the world's most popular video streaming service, also allows you to chat with your friends while watching a video? Well, if you didn't, you aren't alone.

Google I/O: Where to watch, expected announcements, and everything else

08 May 2018

Google I/O: Where to watch, expected announcements, and everything else

Google I/O 2018, the tech giant's annual developer conference, will start on May 8 (10:30 pm IST) and end on May 10.