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Some users experience FaceTime, iMessage outages for the second time in one week

Apple's FaceTime and iMessage services experienced some downtime Friday morning, the second such outage this week. Today's outage only lasted from 10:45 AM to 12:07 PM, but the outage on Tuesday lasted for five hours and affected the same programs. Other Apple services were not affected, and...

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Daily Update for April 4, 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...

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Apple's iMessage encryption thwarts government investigations

The encryption used by Apple's iMessage service is hindering federal drug enforcement agency investigations, says a report in CNET. CNET obtained an internal Drug Enforcement Administration document that details the problem faced by agents who are tracking suspects using non-traditional...

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If Messages on OS X 'can't connect,' check your serial number

Messages recently stopped working on my iMac. Suddenly it said that it could not connect. More specifically, I could not use Apple's iMessage service. I could use AIM or Google Talk, but iMessage was the service that I wanted to use. (Note: When I refer to 'Messages' I mean the actual...

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Under FTC proposal Messages would need to support 911

A new proposal from the FTC would require Apple's Messages tool for iOS and OS X to support texts to 911 call centers. In the United States AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have all agreed to allow users to contact the 911 emergency line via text message by May 15, 2014 under the...

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iTunes Match down for many

After a brief outage yesterday that affected iMessage and FaceTime, Apple's iTunes match service is now apparently down for some iOS and Mac users this morning. As noticed by AppleInsider, iTunes Match content stored in the cloud just stalls at 0:00 without any error message. Apple's iCloud...

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Text messaging declines for first time thanks in part to iMessage

A report from independent analyst Chetan Sharma suggests text messaging is on the decline in the US. Results from his report published on Monday show that the number of text messages sent each month by wireless customers has fallen. In the third quarter of 2012, mobile phone owners in the US sent...

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Messages compacts MP3 audio

TUAW reader Ryan B wrote us over the weekend, asking if we could confirm a behavior he'd observed when transferring files over iMessage. "A friend and I noticed today that when you send .mp3 files through iMessage on Mac, the quality of the MP3 is downgraded." He adds, "This appears to only...

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iMessage was a bit rocky for some today

After a rough patch last week for iCloud, Apple has been having some issues today with iMessage. Reports on MacRumors and Twitter indicate some people were having trouble using Apple's SMS replacement. Problems included messages not sending and error messages. It's not a problem for everyone...

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Apple responds to SMS issue with iMessage pitch

Last week, Pod2G uncovered a SMS flaw in iOS that lets someone send a spoofed SMS. In this scenario, the SMS would appear to be from a trusted source, but the response would actually be sent to someone else. Engadget reached out to Apple for comment and received a reply that pitches the...

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Five apps (and more) for the summer road trip

The Independence Day holiday week is upon us, and millions of American families are heading out on the open road. Where past generations depended on paper maps and Mad Libs, the march of technology has given us new tools for kids and parents alike. Our five-plus apps for road trips are...

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Daily iPhone App: Avocado aims to connect couples on the go

In any marriage or romantic partnership, there are moments of agreement, negotiation, compromise and conflict -- but, above all, there has to be communication, digital or otherwise. The team behind the couple-centric new app and web service Avocado, which includes three couples, aims to...

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Misbehaving iMessage and a potential fix

If you repeatedly have a problem receiving iMessages on your iPhone, then you should try this fix from Brian X. Chen of the New York Times. In a recent Gadgetwise column, Chen explains how he missed appointments because his iMessages were often delayed. He complained on Twitter and was...

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Apple's Messages beta includes high-resolution artwork

The new Messages beta gives us a peek at one iOS-like feature that'll land in OS X Mountain Lion when it arrives later this year. It also hints that Apple may be planning to refresh its Mac line with high-resolution, retina-like displays. MacRumors dug through the Messages app resources and...

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6 cool Messages tips and tricks

It's just arrived in beta, but Apple's next chat app is intriguing. Are you looking to spice up your Messages skills? Here are a half dozen tips and tricks for you to start with. Choose the contact method: Messages can contact you via your AIM/iChat ID, your phone number, your Apple ID, and so...

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