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Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Challenge returns this year, run/walk 5K to earn new iMessage sticker

Just like last year, Apple is once again hosting an Apple Watch Activity Challenge on Thanksgiving Day. This year, Apple Watch owners need to record a 5K workout on Thursday, 23rd November to earn the 2017 Thanksgiving Activity badge and iMessage sticker. <i>Thanks to Kyle for the heads up.</i><p>Apple Watch …

Apple

iOS 11.2: Beta 4 is now available for developers

<i>Updated 11/17/17: The fourth iOS 11.2 beta is available to the developers.</i>iOS 11 is the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system in years. …

iOS

How to keep personal messages from showing up on a shared iPad

Here are your options for stopping personal messages from going to a shared iPad.Sharing an iPad with a spouse or family member is a common …

iOS

Things to know when switching from iOS to Android

Making the switch from one operating system to another isn't easy, and these are some things our forum users recommend knowing when going from iOS to …

Technology

#167: The White Room of My Mind

This week on Upgrade: Jumping off from two Bloomberg reports about Apple hardware, Myke and Jason discuss the future of the iPad Pro and what in the …

Apple Pay

Person-to-Person Apple Pay is about to make iMessage even more valuable

Peer-to-peer Apple Pay is coming to iMessage, and it's going to make Apple's messaging platform even more valuable.November 7, 2017: P2P Apple Pay …

Banking

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

We didn’t have time to compile our typical roundup of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free on Tuesday, so we’re making up for it with …

iPhone Apps

How to use animoji on Apple's iPhone X

One of the unique features enabled by Apple's TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X is animoji -- animated emoji -- based on your real-life head and mouth …

iOS

This mysterious feature of Android 8.1 might change the way you text

If you have a Chromebook, you may no longer have an excuse to ignore your friends' texts. Android 8.1 (which is still in developer preview) includes …

Google

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How to automatically clear storage used by iMessage in iOS 11

iMessage can take up substantial storage space on your device if you use the feature frequently to send and receive photos and videos. Here's how iOS …

iOS

8-bit Super Mario Stickers added to iMessage

In celebration of Super Mario Odyssey, 8-bit Super Mario Stickers have been added on iMessage. Stickers from Super Mario Bros. as well as the Switch …

Super Mario

Top 10 New iMessage Features in iOS 11

With the release of iOS 11, Apple continues to enhance the messaging experience in iOS 11 with the addition of breakthrough emotive and functional …

iOS

Truffle is a free app for getting restaurant recommendations from friends — here's how it works

While there are hundreds of restaurant recommendation apps on the market, nothing beats getting a suggestion directly from a friend.<p>That's what restaurant app Truffle is betting on, anyway.<p>Truffle — which is available for iPhone only right now — lets you curate lists of your favorite spots and …

Business

There’s a new iMessage bug that’s driving some iPhone users crazy

One of the best things about Apple’s device lineup is how tightly integrated the company’s different device lines are. All of your content is …

iOS

Annoying iMessage Bug Still Affects macOS High Sierra Users

An increasing number of macOS High Sierra users are detailing their experience being affected by a nasty bug, which was discovered in latest software …

iOS

iOS exploit gives access to photos sans passcode, with three emojis

A recently discovered iOS bug allows anyone who wants to gain access to your photos - who also knows your phone number - to easily bypass the …

iOS

This Is How to Avoid Being Conned by the Latest iPhone Scam

If someone were to show Alexander Graham Bell what is considered a “phone” today, he might just eat his beard out of excitement. The capabilities of …

iOS

Warning: There’s a new iMessage scam looking to steal your Apple ID login

True story: every time we run a post warning people of a new iMessage phishing scam that pops up, we get a bunch of feedback from readers via email. …

Apple

Some iMessage users report significant delivery delays because of macOS bug

iPhones and Apple Watches aren't sending notifications either<p>Some Mac users are experiencing significant delays in receiving iMessages and SMS texts because of a bug affecting macOS High Sierra, as first spotted by <i>AppleInsider</i>. The issue reportedly also stops iCloud-connected devices like iPhones …

iOS

How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. <i>AppleInsider</i> shows …

iOS

Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage

While you’ve already got Yelp and other apps to help you figure out where to eat, Truffle is designed specifically for sharing recommendations with friends and other people you know.<p>A new update should make that sharing even easier. The big addition is an iMessage app, which means (you guessed it) …

Startups

Why Whatsapp’s design makes it the best instant messenger

The subtle design choices that nobody talks about<p>People love their messaging apps like their hometown sports teams. You’ll find die hard fans of …

WhatsApp

How WhatsApp’s Design Has Led It To Become One Of The Most Popular Apps

Image by MIH83 via Everypixel<br>Do you have an unfounded loyalty for WhatsApp? Perhaps your reason for using it would be that almost everyone you know …

WhatsApp

Apple New Emojis Will Have Your iMessage and IG Captions Lit

If you can’t handle any more of this week’s grim news, Apple is here to distract you with some posi vibes for the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. …

iOS

Sharing YouTube videos on iMessage just got way easier

From our friends at<p><b>BY GEOFF WEISS</b><p>YouTube has made a slight-but-mighty update to its iOS app today that’s bound to make sharing videos via text …

Gear & Gadgets

YouTube’s new iMessage app lets you find and send videos

Google has updated its official YouTube app for iOS to give fans the ability to find and share their favorite videos directly through an iMessage app. That means you no longer have to switch apps to find a funny clip during a conversation.<p>Despite being a major rival, Google makes great use of …

iOS Apps

How to Hide the iMessage App Icon Row in iOS 11 Messages for iPhone and iPad

The Messages screen in iOS 11 is busier than ever before, displaying a row of colorful icons and iMessage apps on the bottom of every conversation in …

OS X

Three ways to share YouTube videos through iMessage

You have three ways to share YouTube clips in iOS, each with its own pros and cons. In this quick post, iDownloadBlog explores each of the share …

Apple

YouTube links up with iMessage for instant video linkage, playback in threads

Apple has been making iMessage just a bit better for its users with device syncing and Apple Pay Cash being the biggest additions in iOS 11. But …

iOS