Messages beta for OS X

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by elbert, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. elbert

    elbert Active Member

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    It's finally out! A way to communicate with iOS devices from our Macs

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/messages-beta/

    EDIT: Apple just pulled the plug on the beta
     
  2. Leon21

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    I just tested Messages out now and it seems to be working fine. Already sent a couple of messages to friends and family and they all got it. Messages are synced on all my iOS devices as well!
     
  3. miggytanya

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    Tested it out too. Works really well! ;)
     
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    works well too..
     
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    Using it already and I love it. Just having some problems attaching pictures, but otherwise working fine :D
     
  6. elbert

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    IT'S SO AWESOME!!!

    I'm totally loving it!
     
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    Im loving it!
     
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    iMessage is iChat right?
     
  9. Gesh

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    Nice! thanks for sharing
     
  10. elbert

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    correct. If you install this, iChat will be replaced.
     
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    i already downloaded the Messages Beta... but would still need to update to OSX 10.7.3. Eagerly awaiting.
     
  12. shaft

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    weird, messages doesn't sync/integrate w my iPhone or other iOS devices. I added the same email in my iPhone to try to link them but it still doesn't. Basically if i use messages in my MBP, it doesn't show in my other devices and vice versa.

    Which is ok cause the MBP is just at home which i leave turned on sometimes. Wouldn't want some wayward message popping up there without my knowledge.

    Still, I believe this isn't supposed to be the case.

    do i reinstall?
     
  13. Mad Mac

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    Will it still accommodate Google chat?
     
  14. Alucard

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    Mine shows up in both iPhone and MBP.

    Its a pity Messages app doesn't support MSN yet. Only then will I be convinced to switch. Most of my contacts are in MSN.

    Oh and, I've been monitoring the amount of resources Messages and Adium uses. It seems Adium really is light weight. It only uses 49MB ram (with 2 accounts active and connected) whle Messages uses 120MB with only iMessaging active.
     
  15. CarloCPP

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    Yes sir.
     
  16. Mad Mac

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    Excellent. I'm sold.
     
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    I can't send message on my iPhone. How to use it?
     
  18. Mad Mac

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    Need more specifics. Problem to vague.

    Oh, does the blue chat icon beside a Contact's iMessage contact detail indicate that he is merely active or does it mean he is online? I have some iMessage contacts with no blue chat icon.
     
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    How come Facebook chat is not working anymore after i updated iChat to Messages? It keeps on asking for password but when i input, it says invalid password. Darn...
     
  20. verde9

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    is this also available for SL or only for Lion?
     

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