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Tips, Tricks, And How To Use Your Phone Cheaply When You Travel Overseas

I’m currently backpacking around the world. I left the U.S. last week and I’m currently in New Zealand. From here, I’ll head to Southeast Asia, followed by India, Dubai, and Russia, before coming home in June. However, I’m still connected to my friends, family, and ZAGGblog by way of my iPhone 5S, which I brought [...]

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Apple Announces CarPlay Infotainment Coming to Ferrari, Mercedes, Honda, et al Later This Year

Beginning later this year, six top auto manufacturers will begin integrating iOS functionality in their vehicles, which will let you pair your iPhone for hands-free voice control of your phone calls, text messages, music, navigation, and of course, Siri. Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, and Jaguar will be the launch partners for the in-car [...]

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Use iMessage from Takeoff to Landing on Southwest Airlines Flights for Just $2 Bucks

Good news for those of you who travel with Southwest Airlines: for just $2 bucks, the airline will enable iMessage on your iPhone or iPad (running iOS 5 or later) so you can keep in touch with your friends, family, and co-workers from gate to gate. If your flight is a short one, it might [...]

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Do More People Use Free Messaging Apps Or Paid Text Plans?

“Dude, want to hang out tonight?” “Bro, I don’t text, these texts cost me 5 cents every time. You owe me 5 cents.” “Sorry.” “Now it’s 10 cents.” Remember these awkward conversations, circa 2009? Luckily for many of us, these anxious moments of pay per text are gone due to either unlimited texting plans or [...]

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Apple’s iMessage Encryption Is So Strong The DEA And FBI Are Having Difficulty Intercepting iMessages

Most of us don’t have anything to hide, but this is still a big deal for individual privacy: iMessages sent from one Apple device to another Apple device cannot be intercepted by the government. An except from CNET: Encryption used in Apple’s iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by federal drug enforcement agents to eavesdrop [...]

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Death of SMS – Is Facebook Messenger the Murderer? (via @jkhowland)

The New York Times Bits blog recently posted an article regarding the results of a telecommunications consulting firm report. A research note last Friday reported that “based on measured minutes of use, smartphone users were spending more time on Facebook and thus probably sending more messages with it’s service than they are text messages.” Real [...]

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How-to: Facebook chat with Apple’s new Messages app

You can use Apple’s new Messages app to chat with your friends on Facebook. Here’s how to set it up: Go to Messages in the Messages Click Preferences (or use the keyboard shortcut: ⌘,) Select Accounts Add an account by clicking the + sign, which takes you here: Account Type: Jabber Account Name: you@chat.facebook.com Get [...]

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Major iPhone Security Flaw Lets Thieves Act As You on Stolen iPhones

One of the highly touted features of the iPhone is the feature set that helps you should your iPhone get lost or stolen. Find My iPhone allows you to track, send a message, or remotely wipe your iPhone in case it is misplaced or it falls into untrusted hands. So, if you’re iPhone is stolen, [...]

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iMessage Bug Causing Problems With Stolen iPhones

As if having your iPhone stolen isn’t distressing enough, it is becoming apparent that a bug within the iMessage feature, part of the iOS 5 rollout, is complicating things even further.  A story recently surfaced about a stolen iPhone 4S that continued to send and receive iMessages under the Apple ID belonging to the original owner, even [...]

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Rumor: AirPlay and iMessage coming to a Mac near you?

If you thought it was cool to be able to plug in a cable to your computer and have it show up on a projector your are behind the times. AirPlay on a Mac would allow for you to share exactly what is on your computer right to your Apple TV, this features would help [...]

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