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Judge allows class action suit against Apple over disappearing iMessages to proceed

Judge Lucy Koh -- who you might remember from her time officiating Apple and Samsung's patent trials -- ruled on Tuesday that a class action lawsuit against Apple over missing text messages can proceed. The problem at issue arises when iPhone users abandon ship and hop on over to an Android phone...

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Apple provides online tool to remove phone number from iMessage

Apple this weekend launched a new web-based utility that allows users to deregister their phone number from iMessage. This online tool is meant to address complaints from consumers who had problems receiving SMS messages after switching away from an iPhone. Apple reportedly was aware of the problem...

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BlackBerry jumps on reports of iMessage spam to tout the benefits of BBM

Given the recent spate of stories centering on iMessage being a haven for spammers, the official BlackBerry Blog seized the opportunity to pen a post detailing 5 reasons why BlackBerry's own BBM messaging service is impervious to the spam reportedly affecting iMessage users. 3) BBM Protected ups...

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Apple improves iOS OS X integration with iMessage, Hotspot, and sharing upgrades

It just got a lot harder to say you missed a phone call thanks to Apple. At the WWDC 2014 keynote, Craig Federighi announced a few major changes to the way iOS integrates with OS X. First off you can now use your iOS device remotely from your OS X device. This includes SMS messaging and phone call...

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Apple says a fix is coming for iMessage bug affecting former iPhone owners

Recently a large number of former iPhone users who have switched to Android have discovered they are no longer receiving messages sent from their friend's iPhones. The issue is effecting users who didn't disable their iMessage account before switching over. Given there was previously no reason to th...

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Apple and the environment plus other news for May 22, 2014

Good afternoon, readers! Today Pixelmator has released a very nice update, Apple addresses the "iMessage Purgatory" issue and Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP of environmental initiatives, talks about her role at the company. Apple's environmental initiatives VP and former head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson...

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Another Apple Store for NYC and more news for May 19, 2014

The sun rises on yet another Monday and like a phoenix from the ashes, a new week is born. Here's a bit of news to get you going. NYC gets yet another Apple Store (Apple Store Cape Cod. Make it happen, Apple) and Apple gets sued. Stop me if any of this sounds familiar. NYC will get yet another ...

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Apple hit with lawsuit over disappearing iMessages for iPhone to Android switchers

Well, that sure didn't take long. Shortly after we highlighted how a number of iPhone to Android converts are no longer receiving text messages sent from other iPhones, Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over the matter. Bloomberg reports that a frustrated Android user filed suit against Apple l...

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How to fix disappearing iMessages after switching from iPhone to Android

As mentioned in this morning's news roundup, a number of iPhone users who have since switched to Android are finding that they are unable to receive messages sent from iPhone users. The problem lies in the fact that some folks have phone numbers tied to iMessage even after leaving the iOS ecosystem....

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Apple's HIG in the iBookstore and other news for May 14, 2014

We've got some Wednesday afternoon news for you. Apple's HIG becomes a more convenient to read, iCloud angers a Norwegian watchdog group, Logic Pro X gets an update and some users are stuck in iMessage purgatory. Finally, iOS apps run on Android, but very, very slowly. Apple has published its H...

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iPhone 101: How to easily combine multiple iMessages into a single message

Have you ever received a series of iMessages with important information that you need to share with someone else? You could forward each iMessage separately and spam your recipient. You also could copy and the contents of each message and then paste them into another message, but that is time cons...

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Southwest Airlines offers iOS users $2 iMessaging

Southwest Airlines just announced a new deal for iOS users. Instead of ponying up US$8 for all-day, in-flight WiFi, people with iPads or iPhones can get all-day iMessaging for $2. According to the airline "any Apple user that has iOS 5 or later with the iMessage feature pre-loaded on their device c...

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Backing up your iPhone's text messages

Whether it's for personal or legal reasons, you may want to back up text messages -- both SMS and iMessage. Think about wanting to keep a personal memory of a friend or relative who died suddenly, or the importance of keeping threatening texts from someone, and you'll see why it's important to have ...

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Daily Update for October 18, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

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Apple: No, we can't read your iMessages

Just yesterday, we reported on the claims of security firm QuarksLab that Apple could read iMessage communications, despite the company's statement to the contrary back in June when the NSA Prism program first came to light. Well, Apple has jumped right on those claims -- with a vengeance. The Qu...

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