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iMessage comes to Android with third-party app, numerous security concerns

By David Tom
Sep 24, 2013
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  1. Although many have patiently been waiting for BlackBerry’s BBM messenger to come to iOS and Android, most would agree that a cross-platform iMessage app is far more in demand.

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,057   +918

    Good these exploits were noticed on the first day.
     
  3. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Rookie Posts: 139   +32

    Really? Asking Android users to drink the Kool Aid? Why bother when texting is already done with SMS, MMS, etc?
     
  4. stateofjermaine

    stateofjermaine TS Rookie

    I think 2009 is trying to reach us via text.
     
  5. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    If this was a Microsoft product, people would be going full speed on the hate train. But because it's Apple, it gets a pass.
     
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    The entire point of this article was about the fact it is not an Apple Product -_-
     
  7. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +99

    Because you pay for that, there are multiple reasons ti why go with iMessage or use that and many other forms of text communication.
     
  8. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Enthusiast Posts: 232   +7

    Most ppl I know simply use WhatsApp for "free" message delivery between various different os based devices.
     
  9. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +99

    Isn't that being monetized soon? I personally use Kik and Skype.
     
  10. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Enthusiast Posts: 232   +7

    I presume you have used monetized in the wrong context as I am pretty sure there is no plans to turn the whatsapp app into legal tender :D.
    When I emphasised the word free this was in relation to the fact you can indeed send messages for "free" but the actual whatsapp has a nominal year subscription fee in year 2 and sub-sequential years. Currently this is £0.69 in the UK so hardly hear or there.
     
  11. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +99

    I see that isn't too bad, I thought it was something along the lines of pay per month type of dealo.
     
     
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,331   +804

    I've used WhatsApp for 2 years now & never had to pay yet but even if they do charge me, it's something like 99c a year. I'll happily pay. Skype? Thanx but no thanx.
     
  13. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,331   +804

    Yeah I've tried a lot of these messaging apps but WhatsApp remains the best by far to me.
     
  14. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +99

    Yeah 99c is nothing, I thought it was a monthly payment they have recently changed to. I use Skype due to work related reasons + pretty much requirement for certain gaming aspects as well. About the whole data protection and Skype tapping your calls, don't really care as for anything serious I use custom VOIPs.
     


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