iMessage Service Might Come Out For Mac

Here’s some good news for Mac Users. After introducing the Facetime service Apple might introduce the iMessage service into Mac.

Well iMessage service is seen to be the rival of BlackBerry Messenger. This service will first be introduced in iOS 5 which is expected to launch this fall. Apple is planning to build iMessage into the iChat application. This is according to the references of OS X Lion’s iChat framework.


The best part about iMessage is that even though it uses the message app on your device, when you send a message via imessage app you get to know when it was received and when it was read. Along with this you also get to know when the recipient is tying a reply. It works just like an instant messaging service. These delivery receipts indicate that imessage might feature on Mac.

This is the framework for the latest version of iChat under OS X Lion,

@interface IMMessage : NSObject


IMHandle *_sender;

IMHandle *_subject;

NSAttributedString *_text;

NSString *_plainBody;

NSDate *_time;

NSDate *_timeDelivered;

NSDate *_timeRead;

Delivery report and time at which message was read were not a part of iChat’s protocol. These points to 2 possibilities, either Apple will add delivery and read report in chat or it will integrate iMessage into Mac.

iMessage on Mac could turn out to be pretty handy as there are a lot of users of iPhone and you can send them messages while sitting on your Mac and your won’t have to pick up your iPhone/iPod/iPad.

Since Apple has already introduced Facetime for Mac, iMessage’s incorporation won’t be a surprise.

[via Technobufallo].

Run Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu in Chrome OS Notebook Cr-48

Chrome OS runs other OS too. Why? Because Google wants that the hardware should support rest of the OS and built that kind of notebook. It is not revealed by Google yet but many folks done it right by applying all the possible boot techniques. At Somethingaweful forum, user drasticactions post some pictures of his Chrome OS notebook installing Windows 7. Also he posted a method to flash the CR-48 with stock BIOS which can be done after removing the bottom panel of the notebook.

After installing Windows 7, you will get only 2GB of disk space. Also 3G modem doesn’t work properly.


Chromium OS site already show you the method to boot Ubuntu on Cr-48. A user having YouTube profile Damis648 has installed OS X on his chrome notebook. According to him most of the hardware is supported by Mac OS X. Check out the video.

[Thanks Techie-Buzz, Liliputing]