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Apple's new deregister tool prevents iMessages from being lost in limbo

Apple has set up a simple Web tool to allow former iPhone users to dissociate their phone number from iMessages.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

on pcworld.com

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Why SnapSaved’s hack proves Snapchat itself isn’t secure

It’s too easy for third-party services to tap into Snapchat’s API and save your “disappearing” data.

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Yovo bets on security to stand out from the pack of ephemeral messaging apps

The new iOS app’s defining feature prevents people from taking screenshots of your photos.

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Party of two: 4 slightly cheesy but still endearing apps for couples

A wave of new, exclusive social networks is here, designed just for you and your significant other.

Mac 911 grab-bag: Phone-less two-factor authentication, iTunes and "Other"

In this collection of Mac 911 quick hits Chris Breen addresses issues of two-factor authentication without a mobile phone, a too-bright HipChat client, iTunes' "Other" entry, and iPhoto metadata.

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Yo adds more context to the 'yo' with iOS update

The app’s use of push notifications may send tech companies scurrying to compete for your lockscreen.

on techhive.com

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In a flash, Instagram launches Bolt in select countries

Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa received Instagram's new messaging app before anyone else.

on techhive.com

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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

on techhive.com

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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.