All items tagged with "text message"

BiteSMS Gets Quick Compose Widget For Notification Center [Jailbreak]

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Popular jailbreak tweak biteSMS just got a new update that introduces a quick compose widget to your iPhone’s Notification Center. The feature promises to be a simple and convenient way to send text messages in a pinch.

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Apple’s iMessage Encryption Is So Good Not Even Federal Agencies Can Crack It

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Do you ever worry that federal agencies might be hacking into your smartphone to read your text messages and listen to your calls? Then you’re probably up to no good, but you can sleep easy if all of your dirty business deals are carried out through iMessage on your iOS device.

Apple’s iMessage encryption is so good, not even federal agencies are able to crack it.

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AutoResponder 2 Brings Support For iOS 6, Gets 50% For A Limited Time [Jailbreak]

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AutoResponder, the popular jailbreak tweak that allows users to set up automatic replies to incoming text messages, has today been updated to introduce support for devices running Apple’s latest iOS 6 firmwares. Now called AutoResponder 2, the tweak also has 50% off for a limited time for those who haven’t yet purchased it.

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

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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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Send iMessages As Regular Text Messages [iOS Tips]

Send iMessages As Regular Text Messages [iOS Tips]

Wow, I could have used this tip last week when I was getting constant iMessage errors, having to tap the “please try again” icon again and again to send some messages along to my friends. There have been a few iMessage service outages lately, and when that happens, there’s the potential for some upset.

Luckily, there is a way to easily turn that frown upside down as well as turning that iMessage into a regular SMS text message. Here’s how to do just that.

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Use DietBulletin To Make Notification Banners Super Slim On Your Jailbroken iOS Device [Jailbreak]

Use DietBulletin To Make Notification Banners Super Slim On Your Jailbroken iOS Device [Jailbreak]

With DietBulletin, notification banners are as slim as the status bar.

Using banners for your notifications — rather than full-blown alerts we had to suffer prior to iOS 5 — is a great way to ensure incoming alerts stay out of your way while you’re busy sending tweets, chopping fruit, or writing emails. However, it would be nice if those banners could be even slimmer — maybe the same size of the status bar.

Thanks to DietBulletin, they can be.

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iOS Hacker Discovers Major SMS Security Flaw In The iPhone

iOS Hacker Discovers Major SMS Security Flaw In The iPhone

“Never trust any SMS you received on your iPhone at first sight.”

iOS hacker and security researcher Pod2g has uncovered a major SMS security flaw with the iPhone that could lead to text message spoofing. The problem is with the way in which the iPhone handles text messages, and it’s present in the latest version of iOS — including the iOS 6 beta 4 release. However, Pod2g insists he’s pleading with Apple to get it fixed.

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Keep Your iMessages Private On Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

Keep Your iMessages Private On Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

Keepin’ it all hush-hush.

Has this happened to you? You’re out and about with friends, and a text message (or iMessage) hits your iPhone. Being a serious iPhone user and Tweeter, of course, you’ve left your iPhone out on the tabletop. Unfortunately, the text message that shows up on your screen isn’t very flattering to the friend sitting immediately to your left. She sees it, gets upset, storms off. Nobody wins.

With a quick trip to Settings, however, you can prevent this tale of tears and keep your iMessages for your eyes only. Here’s how.

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