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Instagram Will Update Two-Factor Authentication to Not Use SMS Codes

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Instagram is working on a new, more secure method of two-factor authentication that would not require a user's phone number. The social media platform will supposedly let you authenticate with code-generating apps like Google Authenticator. It seems as though the company has been working on this feature for...

The Text Message Celebrates its 25th Anniversary on Dec. 3rd

It’s been 25 years since the first ever text message was sent, a simple greeting (“Merry Christmas”) by UK born and Montreal resident software engineer Neil Papworth. To be exact, December 3rd 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the text message, a service being used by billions of people around the world as their preferred way to communicate. According to...

Samsung Acquires Canadian Company NewNet To Bolster Messaging 

It’s been a busy week for Samsung. First, the company announced that its acquiring car tech veteran Harman in order to better compete with Apple and Google on the connected car front. Now, according to a new report from CNet, Samsung has also revealed that it’s acquiring NewNet Communication Technologies, a messaging company that can […]
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WIND Mobile Fixes iMessage Activation for iPhone Users

According to a report from MacRumors, WIND Mobile customers have confirmed that iMessage activation via phone number now works correctly on iPhone. Previously, a WIND Mobile customer could only activate iMessage by using their Apple ID. Brandon, a customer of WIND Mobile, confirmed [via MacRumors] that WIND Mobile fixed the iMessage activation issue: “Finally WIND...

How to Quickly Mark All Messages as Read on iOS

If you receive a large number of SMS and iMessages on your iPhone or iPad, you will know the importance of being able to mark messages as read. You can instantly mark all messages as read in iOS by using a little known trick. The conventional way of marking a message would be to open...

Apple to Face a Federal Lawsuit Over Lost iPhone Text Messages

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California has ordered Apple to face a U.S. federal lawsuit, claiming that the company failed to warn consumers that its messaging system would block them from receiving text messages if they switched to Android-based smartphones from iPhones, Reuters is reporting. Apple recently released a new tool which enables iPhone users to...

iOS 8 SMS Continuity Feature May be Delayed Till October

According to a report by iLounge, Apple may be delaying the activation of iOS 8 SMS Continuity feature till some time in October, most likely to coincide with the expected release of OS X Yosemite next month.  The iOS 8’s SMS Continuity feature, which was first shown off at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this year, will allow users with...