My friend and I have been using the new iMessage feature of the iPhone recently; however, after my friend was unable to send an iMessage successfully, the phone “suggested” that the message be sent through SMS instead. Now, all of our messages are being sent via SMS. We’ve tried deleting the thread of conversations and starting over, but nothing has worked. How can I restore the iMessage feature on our iPhones?
There’ve been several instances where my iMessages are delayed by a few minutes and then sent out as a regular text message. Sometimes this happens regardless of whether or not I’ve got full bars and my iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi. What gives?
The internet is buzzing with news about OS X Mountain Lion’s emergence this summer and we can't help but get excited about how Apple will revolutionizing operating systems yet again. This time around, Apple took a big leap towards integrating the best parts of its iOS mobile interface into a desktop environment. Mountain Lion will synchronize all of your devices so that they're all seamlessly intertwined--a wise move indeed. Here are five ways your favorite iOS features will integrate with OS X Mountain Lion.
The beta of Messages, which will officially debut this summer in OS 10.8 Mountain Lion, is available starting today. I took it for a test drive and found it awesome... and confusing. Messages weirdness: Let me show you it. And if you run into anything strange (or you are slapping your head and yelling "duh" while reading my tales of woe) chime in! We can all help each other...
Some people are more fortunate than others -- for example, yesterday’s Mac OS X 10.7.3 update is causing grief for many who used Software Update to install it, while our 27-inch iMac was smooth sailing all the way with this method. If you’re one of those affected, read on for the fix -- and while you’re at it, stick around for a little bit and take in the rest of the day’s news for this fine Thursday, February 2, 2012.
Happy Halloween to MacLife.com readers! We don’t have any particularly spooky things featured in this edition of the daily recap (unless you’re a Mac Pro fan), but there are plenty of treats in store for you with Plex 2.0 now in the App Store and some iOS 5 technology reportedly making the leap to OS X Lion one day soon. Here’s what’s making news for this final day of the month, better known as October 31, 2011.
iOS 5 is an incredibly complex operating system, filled with hundreds of innovative, undocumented little touches, just waiting for you to stumble on. Here's an updated, ever-constant filling of tips and tricks to help you master Apple's latest iOS to the fullest. Keep checking back and be sure to bookmark us for future reference.
iMessage is Apple’s new messaging service that is a combination of both MMS messaging and instant messaging, with the added bonus of sending other iOS 5 users messages at absolute no cost. The service is similar to FaceTime, and that it's free and you can set up an email address to use with the service instead of giving out your phone number. Read on for how to properly set up the service in iOS and a few tips for getting the most out of this free utility.
If you own an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, this is no ordinary Wednesday. That’s because the overlords in Cupertino have blessed us with the release of iOS 5, the latest and greatest version of their mobile operating system which comes with more than 200 new features you’re sure to love.
As the release of iOS 5 fast approaches, one developer has turned up some interesting threads buried in OS X Lion’s iChat app which indicate that it could soon gain the ability to communicate directly with iOS 5’s iMessage for quick and easy chat from computer to mobile device.