iMessage

iMessage Suffers From Slow Development Pace, Poor Choices: MacWorld

Apple's decision to keep its iMessage platform exclusive to it own devices has actually made the messaging app a failure. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a story detailing how this distinction between green and blue chat bubbles has caused social pressure among teens and young people. The blue and green bubble debate highlights a...

Google Messages Now Shows iMessage Tapbacks with Emojis

[caption id="attachment_363997" align="aligncenter" width="1073"] Image: @jvolkman on Twitter[/caption] According to 9to5Google, the latest update to Google's official Messages app is rolling out the ability to translate iMessage 'Tapbacks' — message reactions like 'Thumbs Up', 'Thumbs Down', 'Heart', and more, into emoji reactions. With version 5.8 of the Messages app last year, Google rolled out iMessage-style message...

Zero-Click iMessage Pegasus Exploit Used to Target Nine Bahraini Activists

Nine Bahraini activists were reportedly targeted by their government using Pegasus spyware. According to a new report from TechCrunch, a previously undisclosed "zero-click" exploit in Apple's iMessage was abused by Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group to circumvent iOS security protections and target nine Bahraini activists. Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said NSO Group’s Pegasus malware...

Over 90 Activist Groups Ask Apple to Abandon CSAM Detection System

Over 90 privacy and rights groups from across the globe have asked Apple to nix its upcoming Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) detection system in an open letter published Thursday — reports Reuters. "Though these capabilities are intended to protect children and to reduce the spread of child sexual abuse material, we are concerned that...

‘AirMessage Cloud’ Brings iMessage to the Web and Android

[caption id="attachment_357067" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: AirMessage[/caption] 'AirMessage' is an open-source, third-party iMessage client for Android and the web, designed to take Apple's proprietary 'blue bubble' iMessage service beyond its home turf of the Apple ecosystem. Apple has been particularly stubborn about launching iMessage on other platforms like Android, and rumours of the iPhone maker opening...

Apple’s iPhone Can Be Hacked by ‘Pegasus’ Spyware: Researchers

Image via The Guardian In a series of tweets on Sunday, security analyst Bill Marczak warned Apple of the dangers of 'Pegasus', a piece of spyware created by Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group that is capable of accessing, taking over, and extracting sensitive information from an iPhone without the user knowing or even doing...

How to Celebrate 2021 Chinese New Year with Apple’s iMessage

Today marks the beginning of Chinese New Year for 2021, or the Lunar New Year. If you’re celebrating today, you can send some special effects in Apple’s iMessage on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. All you have to do is send the following messages within iMessage or by using Siri: Happy Chinese New Year...