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Google sends Apple a direct message about iMessage at IO

It's no secret that Apple tends to stick to its proprietary solutions when it comes to its hardware and software. For example, the company still includes the Lightning port on all of the iPhones it puts out. In the meantime, most smartphone manufacturers have already switched to USB Type-C ports. It's a universal charger that works...

EU could force WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage and others to offer interoperability

The EU has agreed upon new laws to limit the market power of big tech. Its new Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to blacklist anti-competitive practices and force popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and others to open up and interoperate with smaller messaging platforms. The EU's press release on the matter states: "During a close...

Google Messages has a bunch of new features rolling out to everyone

Google Messages is the default SMS texting application on most Android devices, with the added benefit of supporting Google's RCS network, providing additional features like typing indicators and larger file attachments in conversations where other participants are using Messages. Today the company is officially announcing several new features coming to Messages, though many of them...

iMessage reactions finally rolling out to more users in Google Messages

iMessage reactions have long annoyed Android users, but soon that issue will be a thing of the past. In November last year, Google Messages started testing a new feature that converts a reaction sent by an iMessage user to an appropriate emoji for the Android recipient — instead of regurgitating reaction in words like Laughed at...

XDA Basics: How to set an iMessage photo and name on your iPhone

iOS 13 introduced the ability to set a profile photo and name on iMessage. This allows your social circle to save your picture to your contact card. This way whenever you call or text them, your photo will appear instead of the default contact icon. It also allows them to update or save your name...

Google Messages will make it less annoying to chat with your iMessage friends

iOS and Android --as mobile operating systems -- don't always get along well with each other. For example, iPhone users can't send files to Android phones via Bluetooth without using third-party apps. Another incompatibility plenty of Android users suffer from is iMessage emoji reactions. For the unfamiliar, when an iMessage user reacts to a text from...

iOS 15 Messages bug secretly deletes backed up photos

iOS 15 was released to the public less than a month ago, and some complaints have already started surfacing online. It's common for new major software releases to have some bugs, even after months of beta testing. However, major bugs usually don't make it through to the public builds. Unfortunately, a critical bug has been...

Zero-click iMessage exploit was used to spy on journalists

Apple loves to tout how its iPhone is the most secure smartphone on the planet. They recently spoke about how their smartphones are the "most secure consumer mobile device on the market"... right after researchers discovered a zero-click iMessage exploit used to spy on journalists internationally. Amnesty International published a report the other day that was...

Apple rejected plans to bring iMessage to Android in 2013

Apple's iMessage platform has been a strong selling point for iPhones over the past few years, especially in countries where services like WhatsApp aren't used. In many ways, iMessage exclusivity on Apple devices mirrors the rise of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), one of the first mobile-first messaging platforms that was initially only available on BlackBerry phones....