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TidBITS Presents “Explaining the Big 3 Confusions with Messages”

by Adam C. Engst

With the introduction of Messages in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple took a large step toward unifying the messaging experience between OS X and iOS. But because Messages in Mountain Lion had to integrate the instant messaging functionality of iChat with the iMessage/FaceTime capabilities of Messages in iOS, it’s easy to get confused.

While writing “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion [1],” Glenn Fleishman poked and prodded at every part of Messages, and he’s heard from numerous people (including me!) who have had trouble with many different aspects of Messages. In this live TidBITS Presents event on Wednesday, 14 November 2012, at 12:00 PM Eastern, he’ll be explaining the three most-common confusions:

So please join us live on Wednesday, 14 November 2012, at 12:00 PM Eastern (9 AM Pacific) at the TidBITS Presents [2] page (if you’re in another time zone, check out the Every Time Zone [3] site to convert to local time). You’ll see the event on the public TidBITS Events [4] calendar (for more details, see “Subscribe to the TidBITS Events Calendar [5],” 15 October 2012). The presentation is open to everyone. We’ll be trying to keep the main discussion to 15 minutes, and we’ll take questions from the live chat at the end for another 15 minutes. If you can’t make it live, you’ll be able to watch the recorded presentation afterwards at your leisure. For additional details about Messages, check out the full 113-page “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion [6].”

We continue to learn about the best ways to use Google Hangouts On Air, so be sure to scroll down and read the FAQ at the bottom of the TidBITS Presents [7] page before the presentation. See you at noon on Wednesday the 14th!

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