Which says it best? iMessage vs. Facebook Messenger vs. WhatsApp

At WWDC 2016, Apple unveiled an amalgam of updates coming to iMessage this fall, but how do the new features compare with those offered by Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp? Check out our quick-hit comparison to find out.

Apple explains why iMessage is unlikely to ever land on Android

There was talk last week that iMessage was about to land for Android users, but it wasn't to be. And now an Apple executive has explained why its messaging software is unlikely to ever land on Google's mobile operating system.

Look out, Facebook! Apple’s iMessage is now a platform

Apple has announced some pretty big changes to iMessage, perhaps the biggest of which is making the app a platform and following Facebook Messenger's lead. Not only that, but the QuickType keyboard has been redesigned.
Social Media

Is Apple about to announce iMessage for Android?

Besides Apple Music and a couple of others, Apple has never really gone in for offering its own apps to Android users. A report Thursday, however, suggests it could be about to announce its iMessage chat service for Google's mobile…

Patent troll VirnetX demands shutdown of Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage

A patent troll called VirnetX just won a $626 million patent dispute with Apple, however the company is now trying to have the offending apps, iMessage and FaceTime, shut down. VirnetX is also seeking an extra $190 million in damages.

Apple sued to the tune of $2.8 billion over alleged patent infringements

Apple is accused of patent infringement by VoIP-Pal, which sued the former for $2.8 billion in a U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. More specifically, VoIP-Pal accuses Apple's iMessage and FaceTime of infringing on its technologies.
Android Army

PieMessage brings Apple’s iMessage to Android, but there’s a catch

iMessage is a great messaging app, but unfortunately, it's only available on Apple products, something that's unlikely to change in the near future. PieMessage, however, brings iMessage functionality to Android, with a few catches.

Apple just fixed an iMessage bug that researchers called easily exploitable

It turns out that for a while, your chat history was not altogether safe, but all wrongs have been righted thanks to an OS X update. A major issue in iMessage was recently fixed by Apple.

Signal, the open-source encrypted messaging app, is now available for desktop

Designed by a non-profit group of dedicated Internet privacy activists, Signal is an open-source messenger app featuring end-to-end encryption. It hopes to rival Facebook's more popular Whatsapp.

OS X 10.11.4 update might break FaceTime and iMessage

The 10.11.4 update released for OS X earlier this week has been linked to ongoing server issues preventing Mac users from logging into FaceTime and iMessage, as Apple receives a stream of complaints.

Despite Apple’s push for encryption, iMessage remains insecure

Despite Apple pushing hard against the FBI to improve encryption efforts, a professor and his pupils studying at John Hopkins University have discovered that iOS isn't as secure as you would think.

Apple promises to patch iMessage encryption flaw with iOS 9.3

A group of Johns Hopkins researchers discovered a flaw in Apple's iMessage encryption, which would allow hackers to gain access to photos and videos stored in iCloud and sent through iMessage. Apple acknowledges the issue and says a fix is…