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How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

How to use OS X Yosemite to send texts from your Mac

In the past, using the Messages app on a Mac could be an irritating experience. And what if a friend dared to send a green-bubble text from an Android phone? When texting from your Mac, messaging those friends wasn’t possible until now.

In today’s Cult of Mac video, find out how to enable Text Message Forwarding between your iPhone and Mac. With iOS 8.1 and Yosemite installed, enjoying this seamless feature is just a few short taps and clicks away. Find out how to do it all in this speedy tutorial.

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Talk dirty to me: Sext Adventure is an iPhone game all about sexting

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Are you bummed that don’t have anyone to sext with, or that the sexting has dried up in your relationship?

Don’t worry. Thanks to a new game, you can sext just as easily as picking up your iPhone and sending a text to a bot.

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SMS Street By 50 ANC Noise-Canceling Headphones: Smooth, In Every Conceivable Way [Review]

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Street By 50 ANC Headphones by SMS Audio
Category: active noise-canceling headphones
Price: $280

Surprise: These cans aren’t quite the flashy, youthful boombasts their outward appearance suggest (yes, that’s a good thing). And, surprise: There’s much more here than simply a nod at the term “active noise cancellation.”

SMS, which is helmed by Rapper 50 Cent, jumped into the headphone game just shy of three years ago. At that time the lion’s share of attention was directed toward their wireless Sync cans, which stream music via the somewhat uncommon Kleer technology. But that doesn’t mean the rest of SMS’s broad, diverse lineup should be ignored, and that assertion is well-supported by the performance — and, yes, dash of flash – of the wired, active noise-canceling Street by 50 ANC headphones.

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Troubles Sending Text Messages On iPhone? Try This Fix [iOS Tips]

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Some users have reported problems with sending text messages to their friends and family after the upgrade to iOS 7.

Typically, when iMessage is unavailable, your iPhone should send messages as SMS ones instead, denoted by the green chat bubble as opposed to the regular blue.

If, however, your iPhone won’t send texts automatically, here’s a possible fix.

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Apple Now Allows You To Report iMessage Spam

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Do you get frustrating iMessage spam from people you’ve never met, or companies you’ve never heard of? You’re not the only one. Until now, you could either make friends with them and save yourself from loneliness on those cold winter nights, or you could ignore them and hope that they don’t text again.

But now you can report them to Apple, too.

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Google Hangouts Update Lets You Invite Friends Via SMS, Send Links & More

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The new Google Hangouts app for iOS has received its first update since making its App Store debut back in May. The release adds a number of new features, including the ability to invite friends via SMS and click and share links, plus bug fixes and improvements.

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MessageMe Update For iPhone Brings Landscape Chat And Video Improvements

Doodle on your friends without the fear of retaliation.

Doodle on your friends without the fear of retaliation.

Messaging alternative MessageMe just updated today with several new features, like the ability to chat in landscape mode if that strikes your fancy.

The iPhone app won’t save chat doodles to the camera roll by default anymore; you’ll be able to save them if you like, or turn the feature off completely, saving valuable space on your iPhone should you so choose. The Voice Notes feature has been improved, and you can search for other MessageMe users using their email.

Audio now works for messages with video, and you can save videos as well in the new version. There’s also other “minor fixes and performance improvements” to be found.

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Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Send Them As A Regular Text Message [iOS Tips]

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone: Send Them As A Regular Text Message [iOS Tips]

Not too long ago, there were a couple of iMessage service outages. When that happened, I (and many other folks, I bet) wasn’t able to send out my iMessages. The little red exclamation point would show up, mockingly, and I waited for the service to go back online to send them again.

Luckily, there is a way to easily turn that iMessage into a regular SMS text message, thereby avoiding any service outages from Apple. Here’s how to do just that.

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Skype 6.2 For Mac Brings eGifting, Removes Verification For One-Way SMS

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Did you forget to get your loved one a gift for Valentine’s Day? Then you’re a bad person. But maybe you can forge a desperate plea for forgiveness by sending them some credit on Skype. Yeah, I know that’s an awful suggestion, but you’re the one who forgot Valentine’s Day!

The latest update to Skype for Mac introduces eGifting, allowing users to send credit to their contacts, and removes verifications for one-way SMS.

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Change The Number Of Repeated Message Alerts On Your iPhone [iOS Tips]

Repeat Alerts

One of the wacky things you may notice if you’ve just gotten a new iPhone is the default double alert whenever you get a text message, whether iMessage or SMS. Why Apple has this as the default, I’m not sure, but it kept freaking me out before I figured out how to turn it off.

However, I’m willing to see that you might want the double alert, or more (shudder), and there’s a simple way to make that happen, as well.

Here’s how.

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