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?
Siri was A Pretty Big Deal back in October when the iPhone 4S was announced, to a large degree because the update was otherwise cosmetically the same. But nearly six months later, a survey tries to determine if iPhone 4S owners are actually using the virtual assistant -- and the results are “sort of.”
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?
Welcome to another thrilling rendition of Free App Friday. While the new Messages beta for OS X is what's on everyone's minds (and you can read Susie's first impressions about the beta app here), maybe there's some of you out there who don't want to text message with your Apple ID and would rather employ your Google Voice number instead. BigPhone Lite is a free Mac App that lets you utilize Google Voice from your computer. So now, when you're engrossed in an angry text fight, you don't have to get frustrated that you can't get your point across fast enough.
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’re an infrequent texter with a commitment to AT&T, you may want to reevaluate your usage starting this weekend -- that’s when Ma Bell kills off everything except unlimited and per-use text messaging fees in an effort to “streamline” their offerings. Is that marketing speak for “soak our customer”?
Once the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system becomes available for download, iOS users will have the ability to seamlessly communicate, share files, and wirelessly update their devices. With perks like this, it’s difficult to see how anyone could find anything too hateful in Cupertino’s latest cloud-based creation -- except for cellular carriers. Word around the campfire is that Apple knew word of the their new cloud-based offerings wouldn’t go over well with with telecoms. They were so certain of this that they even elected to keep their two closest North American wireless partners -- Verizon and AT&T -- out of the loop, with the cellular providers learning about the company’s cloud-based offerings at the same time as the rest of the world. Could Cupertino’s snub drive a wedge between Apple and the carriers?
There are plenty of free iPhone apps capable of getting you cheap phone calls and text messages, but if you’re a user of the desktop application VoxOx, you’ll be particularly interested in hearing about the company’s latest offering.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.