Is Skype Microsoft's new weapon in the war against Apple?
It tooks its sweet time, but Apple now lets you deregister your number from iMessage - even if you no longer have an iPhone.
A problem with iMessage means texts aren't reaching users who have defected from iPhone to rival operating systems.
AnalysisAvoid lost texts when switching from Apple to Android by following our guide to the iMessage bug.
Class action suit filed over issue that prevents iMessages reaching former iPhone users who switched to Android
Is Google ready to take a real swipe at Skype? Reports say it could consolidate Google Voice into Hangouts.
After hackers claimed otherwise, Apple said that iMessages would have to be redesigned for the company to intercept them.