iOS 10 - New iMessage Features September 21 2016

If you already have iOS 10 on your Apple device, you'll know that it comes with a lot of new features. Some of them are very useful, others are just fun, and add to the user experience.

For years now, iMessage has stayed about the same. It wasn't until iOS 10 came along that people realized the potential that text messaging has for evolving into something even better. Not only can we send and receive plain text messages, we can also spice them up with a touch of personality and fun.

The new iMessage includes a host of new features. If you send a link, it will display as a thumbnail with an easy-to-read title. Likewise, with YouTube videos, you'll be able to see the video and even watch it without having to click on a cryptic link. But, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Text messages send much faster now, and emoji display much bigger. You can type a message, and iMessage will automatically find all the words that have a matching emoji so that you can automatically convert them.

One of the biggest new features is stickers! You can now download sticker packs to send personalized stickers to your contacts, not unlike Messenger for Facebook. There is so much flexibility with what you can now do as far as adding your own personal touch.

Along with sending handwritten notes and special text message effects, you can also easily search for GIFs, which comes built-in, so need for an app.

There is so much more I could talk about, but the best thing would be for you to go and discover all of these features for yourself. So, if you haven't already, go download iOS 10. To learn more about the new iMessage features and more, check out the Tips app included in the new operating system.

Happy texting!

What's Your Favorite New iOS Feature? September 15 2016

Along with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is introducing the latest iteration of it's state-of-the-art iPhone operating system, or iOS 10. The team at Got Mac has been trying it out since its release on Monday and we have to say we're thoroughly impressed, to say the least.

Apple has made an already amazing phone operating system even better and more efficient. There's no question that iOS is the best smartphone operating system out there. Try it out and see for yourself.

Along with speed improvements (yes, it really does feel a lot faster), the iOS offers many new design tweaks and built-in features, the main one having to do with iMessage.

In iMessage, you now have a lot more functionality as far as interacting with your contacts. You can send rich links that display thumbnails and in-line videos within your message threads as well as several text messaging effects that really make the texting experience all the more fun.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to learn more about iOS 10, visit Apple's website, or try it for yourself! You won't be disappointed. For those of you who are already using iOS 10, what's your favorite feature?