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Apple IDs gain option for two-step verification

Apple today joined a growing list of companies who offer two-factor authentication. The move offers users the option of better security by requiring additional information while logging in, namely a four-digit verification code sent via SMS or through Apple's Find…

Apple's FaceTime and iMessage hit with service outages

Apple’s FaceTime video chat and iMessage texting application both experienced downtime for the better part of Sunday afternoon. The outage meant that an unknown number of iPad, iPhone and iMac users were left having to find alternate methods to keep…

AT&T is making changes to FaceTime over cellular restrictions

AT&T has announced plans to modify existing restrictions in place for select iPhone users wishing to use FaceTime video chat over the cellular network. Apple first introduced the feature in iOS 6 but AT&T only allowed it for customers that…

MetroPCS launches Joyn, iMessage and Facetime rival

Today MetroPCS announced the launch of Joyn, a bundle of communication protocols which include functionality similar to Blackberry Messenger, iMessage and Facetime. Joyn is based on the interworkable Rich Communication Services standard and promises to (eventually) deliver Metro PCS subscribers IP-based…