By Christian Zibreg on May 24, 2013
Apple’s Passbook reads data from .pkpass files, which can be attached to email messages and embedded on web sites. The system lets Safari and Mail clients running on Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad devices to automatically import tickets, digital coupons and other items into the Passbook application and sync them across devices via iCloud. That’s all fine and dandy, but what if there was an easier way to share Passbook passes? Thanks to a company called Skycore, Passbook items can be now delivered to users via MMS… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 24, 2012
We’ve told you about Line2 before. The VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service, which launched July 28th last year, turns your iPad (or iPhone) into a second phone line for just $9.99 a month.
We haven’t heard much from the company since then, but this week they’re out with a fairly big announcement. It seems they’ve added an MMS (Multimedia Messaging) feature to the service… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2011
If you haven’t found anything in the avalanche of iPhone Twitter apps that satisfies you, maybe this little feature will make you happy?
Twitter recently announced that they have added support to attach photos to your Twitter timeline using MMS. Now, all you need to do is snap a photo, send it to the Twitter number that corresponds to your country, and Voila; your photo appears on your Twitter timeline in a matter of seconds.
Want to see how it works? Check out the video inside to see it in action… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 27, 2010
Now that Google Voice is back on the iPhone (natively), many of us are using the app to send SMS messages. Still, since there is no real way to set an app as a default SMS handler, we found ourselves using both the SMS app and whichever GV app we found most useful.
No more! There’s a new tweak in Cydia that merges the two. SMS GV Extension sets your Google Voice account as the default handler of text messages. Now when you send or receive text messages, it will be exclusively handled through the Google Voice API, and not your text messaging plan through your carrier.
For some of you, this is awesome. But there is a huge limitation with this solution… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Aug 20, 2010
Want to send SMS from your iPad? There is an app for that, assuming you have a jailbroken iPad 3G. SwirlyMessage is a new jailbreak application by the developer of SwirlyMMS that allows you to send and receive real SMS and MMS on your iPad 3G.
In order to use SwirlyMessage, you need a jailbroken iPad 3G, and make sure that your carrier data plan allows for sending sending SMS and/or MMS. I don’t have an iPad 3G so I wasn’t able to try this application but from what I understand, SwirlyMessage simply provides an interface to send SMS through your carrier. If that’s the case, extra cost for each SMS sent/received might apply.
You can download SwirlyMessage from Cydia for $12. Please let us know what you think of this application should you decide to give it a try.
By Sébastien Page on Aug 1, 2010
Most of you who jailbroke their iPhone 4 using JailbreakMe lost their MMS and FaceTime capability. I just found out about a fix thanks to Krapps and Branden3112.
To fix your MMS and FaceTime issue, simply follow these steps:
- Go to Cydia and add this source: http://iphonedelivery.advinux.com/cydia/
- Once this source has been added, install “iPhoneDelivery” from it.
- Reboot your iPhone
- Go to Settings > Phone > Turn FaceTime ON
Thanks Branden for the trick!
This is not an “official” fix from the Dev Team but I tried it myself and I can tell you it works. The Dev Team is still working on a fix that will most likely be available via Cydia.
If you use JailbreakMe now, you shouldn’t have any problem as it’s been updated to fix the issue. If you can’t wait for the official fix and if you don’t want to try this unofficial fix, you can always restore, and jailbreak again with the updated JailbreakMe.
By Sébastien Page on Aug 1, 2010
Those of you who have installed JailbreakMe on their iPhones might be running into some problems, specifically MMS and FaceTime completely disappearing from the device. Obviously this is not normal but Comex is working on it. I am sure he will fix this in the next few hours. In the meanwhile, sit back and enjoy your newly jailbroken iPhone.
I will keep you posted as soon as JailbreakMe is updated and fixes this issue with MMS and FaceTime.
UPDATE: This has been fixed. More info here.
By Sébastien Page on Sep 30, 2009
Congratulations, today is your 6 year marriage anniversary. Like every good husband out there, you woke up extra early to prepare breakfast and serve it to your lovely wife in bed before she gets ready and goes to work.
You talk about how you met and how lucky you are to be together. She starts getting all kinky on you. Everything is doing great until you receive this MMS… Your iPhone is on the nightstand, she grabs it to find out who is contacting you so early, and there… SURPRISE!
I’ll admit I’m very bad at telling stories but you get the idea. The first time I received an MMS (thanks to this simple MMS hack), I was really surprised to see the full image being displayed on my screen. I thought “what if it was something I didn’t want people around me to see?” Luckily for me, it was a picture of Lars the dog with a stupid birthday hat on (kinda cute).
I’m pretty sure many people will find themselves in very embarrassing situations because of MMS or SMS being displayed on their screen for everyone to look at. Fortunately, there is a simple solution if you are running OS 3.X. You can hide SMS or MMS preview by going to Settings > Messages > and turn “Show Preview” off.
Have you ever had such an awkward moment because of an SMS or MMS showing up on your iPhone? If so, please tell us in the comments.