Apple kicked off the week by at last allowing former iPhone users to deregister themselves from iMessage (and thereby let iPhone friends text with them again), but according to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, it's too little, too late. Reuters reported earlier today that Koh plans to let Adrienne Moore's lawsuit against the Cupertino company continue, meaning that Apple could end up facing punitive damages for letting the issue go unresolved for so long.
Why should Premium users be the only ones with secure accounts? After several months, Evernote finally opens its two-step verification to all users, complete with instructions on how to get it up and running.
iOS 7 is still suffering from a few bugs since going live, but it's likely that none have proven so annoying as the one that's affecting users of iMessage lately. In most cases, you'll type out an iMessage and click send, but it'll get stuck in the process with little indication that it failed aside from iOS 7's barely discernible status bar. Today, MacRumors released a tip that might help resolve the issue until Apple releases an official one.
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.
There are many reasons that you might want to avoid giving out your real cell phone number. From remaining anonymous when buying or selling on Craigslist to establishing trust with someone you’ve just met, Burner is a unique technological solution to a decidedly first-world problem. The app uses credits to let you create temporary phone numbers, which receive calls and SMS messages, and then destroy them as desired.
If you're the type who wants to be notified of every change in the status of your online orders, Apple has introduced just such a service for U.S. customers, which sends a text message when your order status changes.
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.”