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Messages 101 : How to Name Group iMessages on Your iPhone

Group messages are great when you want to talk to multiple people at the same time. However, things can get disorderly real fast in the Messages app, especially if the same person is in multiple group conversations. That's where custom group names come in, which helps you make ...more

How To : Send & Receive iMessages on Your Android Phone

One of Android's most glaring weaknesses is its lack of an iMessage equivalent. That is, of course, until now. There's one app that will allow Android users to experience iMessage on their non-Apple phone, complete with end-to-end encryption, message effects, and group messagi ...more

News : Someone Just Hacked a Way to Use iMessage on Android

Android phones may soon be able to send and receive iMessages thanks to a new open-source app called PieMessage. You can check out the work-in-progress app in action in the video below. It was created by iOS/Android app developer Eric Chee, who has the source code for PieMess ...more

News : 9 iMessage Apps You Won't Know How You Lived Without

The latest update to iOS 10 brought with it a number of great new features. Of these, the one that will likely have the most impact on people's iOS experience in the long term are the new apps and stickers for iMessage. Stickers make up the vast majority of what you'll find i ...more

News : 91 Cool New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

Apple's iOS 11 is finally here, and while they showed off several of the new features it brings to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch back at WWDC 2017, they've only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer. There are a lot of cool new (and sometimes secret) feature ...more

iPhone Text Bomb Your Friends : The Ultimate SMS Prank

The very first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992 by Neil Papworth, an engineer for Vodafone, and it simply said "Merry Christmas." He may have jumped the gun on the whole Christmas thing, but you trying coming up with the first text message in history! Today, there ...more

How To : Turn GIFs into Live Photos on Your iPhone

If you've ever wanted to turn your favorite GIF into a live wallpaper for your iPhone or even just make it a 3D Touch-friendly Live Photo that you can share, there's a super simple way to do so. Using the Giphy app for iOS, you can convert any GIF found on Giphy's website int ...more

How To : Set Up Google Fi on Your iPhone

Google's next-gen cellular carrier, Google Fi, which replaces Project Fi, is making waves across the mobile industry. With super-cheap plans starting at only $20 and the ability to connect to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the globe, it's tempting many users to make the swi ...more

How To : Back Up & Restore Your iPhone Without iTunes

Enabled from the moment you first booted up your device, there's a feature deep in the iPhone's settings that automatically backs up your device in the background. As long as you're connected to Wi-Fi and a power source and your screen is locked, your photos, text messages, ap ...more

How To : 8 Great New Messages Features in iOS 11 for iPhone

Apple gave the Messages app a massive makeover with iOS 10, with a slew of options that made iMessages on the iPhone a lot more fun. While not quite as comprehensive, iOS 11 builds upon that success and makes the app more user-friendly and all-inclusive. iOS 11 brings plenty ...more

How To : Send Star Wars Emojis in Text Messages

Last year, in anticipation of the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney updated the official Star Wars app on iOS and Android which added Star Wars-themed emojis that you could use in text messages and on social media. Memorable characters such as Luke Sky ...more

How To : 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but there are actually secret codes that you can enter into the dialer to find out information about your device, help troubleshoot ...more

How To : 21 Must-Know Tips & Tricks for Mac OS X Yosemite

By now, you've probably already installed 10.10 Yosemite, the newest version of Mac OS X, on your computer. While you most certainly noticed the visual changes, you might have missed some of the really cool additions. We've spent the last few days getting to know it, and let ...more

How To : Send GIFs with the Messages App on iOS 10

In the revamped Messages app in iOS 10, you can now send animated GIFs from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch without a third-party keyboard like Giphy or GIF Keyboard. Best of all, this is not just an iMessage-only feature. We tested it out and were able to send animated GIFs ...more

How To : Sync All Your Messages with iCloud in iOS 11.4

One major problem in previous iOS versions is that there was no way to keep messages in sync between an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. If you deleted a message in the Mac app, it would not be deleted on your iPhone, and vice versa. Apple finally fixed this issue in iOS 11. ...more

How To : Download & Install iOS 12 on Your iPhone

Apple's latest mobile operating system for iPhones, iOS 12, was released to everyone Monday, Sept. 17, and it's the same exact build that developers and public beta testers received as the "golden master" on Sept. 12, the day of Apple's 2018 special event. Install it to start ...more

How To : Turn Your Galaxy S9 into a Google Pixel

Unless you own an Exynos model, there won't be much development on the custom ROM front for the Galaxy S9. But that doesn't mean you have to put up with all of the UI quirks from Samsung Experience (née TouchWiz). With a little work, you can give your S9 a stock Android makeov ...more

How To : Share, Forward & Save Voicemails on Your iPhone

Eventually, your voicemail inbox on your iPhone will get full, and you'll have to delete some messages in order to make way for new ones. If all the voicemails you currently have are super important, you're not going to want to delete them before saving them first, of course. ...more

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