Spam messages aren't that common on iMessage (at least in my experience over the course of several years), but if you've found yourself plagued by them in recent months, you'll be happy to know that Apple now provides a place to report them on the main site.
The Daily Beast published a report today that points out that Apple devices like the iPhone have a "kill-list" of around 14,000 words don't register a misspelling when written correctly but fail to offer a suggestion when you spell them incorrectly. Many of these--such as "abortion" and "bullet"--are associated with controversies and hot-button subjects, leading some commentators to describe Apple's actions as tantamount to censorship.
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
Now here's a bit of good news for those of you paranoid that the government is peeking into your instant message services: At least one government agency is complaining Apple's iMessage is a tough nut to crack.
Still using OS X Lion and enjoying the free splendors of the Messages beta on your Mac? Sorry, folks, that party is coming to an end soon, as Apple begins notifying users they'll be cut off just before Christmas.
With every new device and new software release, it becomes increasingly clear that Apple’s plan for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad is to make them all work seamlessly together, with iCloud as the hub they all draw from. Nowhere is this more clear than when it comes to iMessage, Apple’s way of sending text and multimedia messages to your contacts for free.
In today's afternoon news roundup, Apple's looking for new ways to ditch Google as the default search engine for its Safari browser, iMessages has a brief outage, and Apple's stock prices shoot through the roof.