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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Feb 26, 2015.
Out of curiosity: what would make you think that you couldn't IM from a Mac?
I can't speak for rgm but I think of IM as something that was done in AOL or something. And it was usually a proprietary thing and didn't cross platforms. I haven't sent an IM in years so don't pay attention to how it works now.
Well, I didn't know for sure. The last time I used an Apple computer was over 20 years ago, and it was part of an Avid editing system.
I assumed it might have that function, both being Apple products, but I've never seen it in action.
You could IM using an AOL app for the Mac almost from day one....
Is there a difference between "texting" and "IMing," and, if so, which one is iMessage?
It's blurred. *I* believe that texting and iMessage are integrated on Apple devices (like iPhones, etc), but using IM is different, where both parties need to use the same (or compatible) apps -- AOL, Skype, Trillian, ICQ, Google Hangouts, etc. Some apps can crossover different networks to make it more like texting or iMessage, though.
Yes, what they were doing in this episode was using iMessage, which is basically just texting between Apple devices. Whether someone considers that to be "IM" depends on each person's individual definition of IM.
iMessage is an instant messenger client. It also happens to function as a replacement for SMS, and also happens to have an SMS gateway. In the end, though, it is entirely an instant messenger client.
What's elegant about it now is that you can send/receive SMS texts to non-Mac users with your Mac/iPad/iPod and not just your iPhone...
For what it's worth, Google Hangouts can be used by any XMPP client for IMing: I use Pidgin and it works fine with Google Hangouts folks. Not the video chat, of course.
I was in the United terminal at O'Hare last week, and can confirm that the picture above is not from that terminal.
The seats in the United terminal are light blue, while these appear to be black. Also, there are no monitor stands like the one shown in this picuture. As I was traveling to DFW the week before, I snapped this picture, which shows a similar monitor stand.
I found a little "behind the scenes" video: