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21 September 2022

iPhone Guide: Recalling, Editing, and More Messages (iOS 16+)

After updating to iOS 16, the Apple iPhone Messages app has new options for handling iMessage content. SMS are only half affected, so editing and undoing messages […]
19 September 2022

Mac problem solved: Images in Messages app don't appear large when double-clicked

The Messages app on the Mac does not display images sent via iMessage in their original size when double-clicked? This is a bug that can appear in different versions of macOS. He often seems […]
9 August 2022

Get the Message: Google warns Apple users about outdated SMS technology

Google has set up a new subpage on the Android website that is aimed at users of Apple devices with the slogan Get the Message. Because when communicating with Android devices, Apple will continue to rely on SMS and […]
25 August 2021

BlastDoor - iPhone protection against malware, espionage and viruses

The current iPhone operating system iOS 14 has a security function called BlastDoor. This is intended to prevent harmful content from reaching the Apple smartphone via iMessage or links and attachments received via it. The external content is checked and [...]
25 September 2018

My favorite feature in iOS 12: GIPHY support in iMessage

The new mobile operating system from Apple, iOS 12 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is out and it brings many great features with it. What I do with the daily use of the iPhone in connection with iOS 12 [...]
23 January 2018

chaiOS Bug: Update for iOS helps against iMessage crash caused by malicious link

The so-called chaiOS bug ensures with a simple link that iMessage crashes under iOS on the iPhone or iPad and under macOS on the Mac. The Safari or Firefox browser can also be accessed by calling [...]
13 November 2017
This is how it works: Send SMS short messages on your Mac

Instructions: Send SMS messages with the Mac - with the detour via the iPhone!

In the message app on the Mac - as well as on the iPhone, by the way - you can not only send iMessages. SMS short messages can also be sent with the messaging program on the Mac - even if these are of course not [...]
14 June 2017

Install stickers for iMessage: this is how it works

If you still use iMessage, you might want to enhance the individual messages with stickers, i.e. small pictures that can be placed directly in the message flow. When installing iMessage sticker packages, however, [...]
9 August 2013
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iMessage on Mac OS X 10.6

The question is: Can I use [iMessage-> imessage] on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)? Answer: Unfortunately no. Not only officially, iMessage can only run under OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Even if you look at the [...]