The lazy response to all of this is to blame the users. “If you hate Facebook so much, why don’t you just leave?” the argument goes. For many people, it’s not that simple. With almost half the world on one of Facebook’s platforms, it’s where everyone’s family and friends are. Most businesses are basically required to have a Facebook presence. In many countries, Facebook is the internet, and WhatsApp is the only way people can communicate digitally.
…starting to learn how to stay safe online, and cryptography is deeply intertwined into that effort. If iMessage were made available to Android phones it would be one of the biggest single things that could happen worldwide to keep users’ communications secured. So Apple, I’m asking you to consider it. Thanks for hearing me out.
By moving iMessage to the cloud, it moves End-To-End Encryption away from being strictly hardware specific. If the same reliability and privacy can be achieved through the cloud, Apple could potentially release a standalone iMessage app on Android similar to WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Becoming instantly one of of the largest communication apps in the world.
Reply-all disasters are the extreme example of what anyone with a desk job already knows on a deep and personal level: email sucks. It is busywork that takes up most of our day but somehow accomplishes nothing. It is a form of communication that invites miscommunication, faux pas, and anxiety, and this all becomes painfully clear when you add the wrong person to a thread or email 8,000 people at once, by mistake. The solution, thankfully, is not that complicated. You just have to use email less, and basically never reply all.
lion empl… resulting in so many reply-alls Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox jokingly called it an “emergency.” In 2016, a staffer in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service sent an accidental blank test email to 1.2 million employees, resulting in an estimated 186 million reply-all emails, many of which were people begging to be taken off the thread, and causing a three-hour delay in the organizations’ inboxes as the system struggled to keep up.
In short: Of course, Netflix and Spotify had to be given the ability to send, receive, and delete messages as that was the only way the messaging feature could work for users. Thus in its story The Times comes off like a member of Congress grandstanding at a hearing, willfully misunderstanding basic internet functionality. Its report begins on a note of sensationalism. And not until way down in the article does The Times…
…ching as many customers as possible and thus analyzing customers data, compared to the competition. I also believe that many, if not all Apple services (not only ones that are directly monetized through subscriptions), such as iMessage and FaceTime, would benefit everyone, including Apple hardware users, from going cross-platform.
…ectations, it still reported smartphone revenue growth of 29 percent thanks to those higher prices. That’s Apple’s new strategy: sales growth may be disappointing, but by steadily increasing prices, they can keep shareholders happy — and it’s working. In the future, Apple won’t even share unit sales numbers for the iPhone, Mac, or iPad, which could …