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Apple's New 'Messages' Beta Mixes iMessage with iChat

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Feb 16, 2012, 9:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple today announced the availability of a new messaging platform simply called Messages. The beta application is a new version of its desktop-based iChat client, but it adds the ability to send text, picture, and video messages, as well as locations data and contact data to iMessage users on iOS devices and vice versa. Messages can also be used on the desktop to initiate FaceTime sessions with iOS device users. Users of Messages can also transition conversations from the desktop to their iOS device. The beta is free for users of Apple's OS X Lion.

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Feb 16, 2012, 10:41 AM

*Sigh* Way to go, Apple.. Great name, pure genius!! *rolling eyes*

I'm pretty sure if any other cell phone company came out there with a program so mind-numbingly named as "Messages" - even if the idea was completely original-Apple would have tried to sue them already, saying they created the whole frame of messaging. 🙄
Well, of course they did. Didn't you know that even though Apple is a late-comer to the cell phone market, they invented everything. Eventually, they may just sue Al Gore for claiming that he invented the internet and the entire automotive industry,...
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