iMessage iOS 5 is now live and looks very promising. Have an iPad or iPod and want to iMessage like the iPhone? Well now you can, thanks to the iMessage iOS 5 app from the Apple Store, and learning the iMessage how to couldn’t be simpler. You could log into your Hotmail account and send e-mails old school style, or you could click on your iMessage app and send messages, clips or photos with a click or two.
If there’s one thing Apple has done well its making learning how to use their apps, like iMessage, and easy proposition. Getting full iMessage synchronization is possible between iPad and iPhone using iOS 5 as long as you have the 3G versions of the tablet. A great thing is that you essentially use the data channel of your device and not standard SMS services (or internet apps like Hotmail) freeing you up from any SMS fees you might normally pay. iMessage and iOS 5 is a huge leap forward for messaging, for those with iOS 5 devices.
One of the most important features of the iOS 5 upgrade is you get all of your alerts in one place. According to Apple, with iOS 5 “You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS 5 device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center. Choose which notifications you want to see. Even see a stock ticker and the current weather. New notifications appear briefly at the top of your screen, without interrupting what you’re doing. And the Lock screen displays notifications so you can act on them with just a swipe. Notification Center is the best way to stay on top of your life’s breaking news.” As you see, there’s much more to be excited about than the iMessage. How to do more, easier, that’s the point of iOS 5.
iOS 5 does promise to make setting up your Hotmail account much easier than it has been (former iMessage users know what I mean). Since Hotmail is a Microsoft product (service) and they’re an Apple competitor, the services aren’t exactly giving out hugs when you try to sync them up. But now with iOS 5 setting up Hotmail is easier than ever. In fact you don’t even have to do a Google search for an iMessage how to when setting up Hotmail. To setup your Hotmail account in iOS 5 you simply navigate through to Settings app>> Mail, Contacts, Calendars >> Add Account >> Windows Live Hotmail. Type in your Hotmail email address and password and simply choose the options you need to sync.