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Talko looks like a solution to the problem that iOS 8's Messages has already solved

Software titan Ray Ozzie's new app offers live calling, but there's little else to distinguish this messaging app from what the iPhone already does natively.

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Get to know iOS 8: Messages gets new ways to communicate

Apple's chat app can now send audio recordings, and it's got some welcome tools for taming unruly group convos.

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Hold the phone: iMessage spam not all it's cracked up to be

Claims that iMessage is being overrun by spam are, at best, premature--and, at worst, inaccurate.

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Yosemite hands-on: Mail, Messages, and Calendar

Our hands on series with the first developer preview of OS X Yosemite concludes with a look at three core apps that have seen changes and improvements.

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Increased Messages security leaves iChat, third-party IM clients by the wayside

Third-party IM apps and older versions of iChat will no longer be able to log in with Mac.com or Me.com screennames.

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All in one: Owning the experience is key to Apple's customer satisfaction

One of the ways Apple keeps its customers so satisfied, John Moltz argues, is by owning the experience--something no other company has quite managed to pull of.

10 for 10: 10 things we'd like to see in OS X 10.10

At next week's WWDC Apple is expected to unveil the latest update to the Mac OS, version 10.10. In keeping with the 'tens' theme, here are ten improvements we'd like to see in the desktop OS.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Music

With WWDC imminent, we're covering changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. This installment covers FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Music.

Appleā€™s iMessage issue goes from bad to worse with server glitch

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In response to recent complaints about iMessage, Apple told Re/code that it recently deployed a server-side fix that should repair some problems with the messaging service.

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Closed ranks: Lack of open access to FaceTime and iMessage is good for users

Apple's choice not to open up its popular communication platforms has some downsides, but on the whole has resulted in a safe environment in which privacy reigns supreme.