Dec. 3 marks 25 years since the first text message was sent. SMS technology has since ballooned in popularity, though communication apps requiring internet connections have provided users with alternatives.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 4, 2017
iPhone users can send song lyrics to respond to texts with the Genius extension for iOS 10 launching on Tuesday.
Apps/Software September 12, 2016
Using emojis on your dating profile and in conversation can help a match learn a lot about you. Here are the most popular emojis used on Tinder profiles in 2016.
Apps/Software July 17, 2016
Privates also has a function that prohibits users from screen shotting, forwarding and saving messages.
Apps/Software April 28, 2016
A new study has found that texts ending with a period are perceived as less sincere than those with no punctuation at all. Conversely, exclamation points make text responses appear more sincere.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 9, 2015
Researchers found that text messages can help curb binge drinking. In a new study, teens were found to exhibit significant reduction of alcohol consumption after being subjected to a text message-based program.
LIFE November 27, 2015
A South Korean start-up has developed an affordable Braille smartwatch. This device is the first of its kind, and it should help to increase literacy among the visually impaired.
Wearable Tech July 30, 2015
A new vulnerability in the Android OS allows hackers to take over your smartphone by simply sending you a text. Hackers don't even need you to read the text to get access to your phone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 27, 2015
Textie is a new website that provides smartphone users who don't know how to reply to a specific text message to crowdsource a response. Visitors to the site can upload a suggested response that users can choose to use.
Internet May 30, 2015
There is a iOS bug that causes iPhone user's phones to crash after receiving a specific text message. Redditors shared how to fix the bug on Apple's subreddit.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 27, 2015
Here are the most commonly used acronyms used online and in text messages.
Internet Culture May 18, 2015
Have you ever sent a text message and immediately regretted sending it? Well now there is a way to make like it never even happened.
Geek January 2, 2015
'Breaking Bad' actor Aaron Paul released an iPhone app that allows users to send text and his voice saying his characters iconic catchphrase.
Internet Culture December 5, 2014
A survey from the UK found that while men are more likely to propose on Christmas Eve more than any other day of the year, most women want men to ask them using technology.
Internet Culture December 2, 2014
Data scientist Alice Zhao compared text messages between her and her husband during their first year of dating and first year of marriage. Her findings reflect how texting changes as a relationship progresses.
Internet Culture October 24, 2014
The taunting continued as he was sentenced to 160 years for murder, home invasion and armed robbery. Though DNA evidence tied him to the crime scene, cell phone tracking helped bring him in.
Society October 13, 2014
Parents’ constant calls are distracting driving teens. A new report found drivers are responding to parents more than their friends when behind the wheel.
Internet Culture August 11, 2014
The device aims to connect users even when there is no phone cell signal. That could be a huge boost during disasters or at crowded events.
Apps/Software July 18, 2014
The FTC has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile over "cramming" charges. While the company has denied any wrongdoing, it highlights the high costs of having a cell phone in America.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 8, 2014
An anesthesiologist in Seattle had his medical license suspended for sending sexually explicit text messages. He was also accused of having sex with one of his patients and of improperly prescribing controlled substances.
LIFE June 11, 2014
Smokers who want to quit smoking may want to enroll to a text messaging-based program called Text2Quit. Study finds the program more effective compared with another smoking cessation method.
LIFE June 7, 2014
Apple has updated a server-side iMessage bug that it promises to fully fix in a software update. It relates to iMessage texts not being sent to users who have traded or sold their iPhones in exchange for other smartphone brands.
Apps/Software May 24, 2014
The FCC warns that calling still makes more sense than texting 911 operating centers, but it is broadening its services. The commission wants all call centers to take text messages by Dec. 31, 2014.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 19, 2014
Citizens can now text 911 for emergency services. The FCC, however, says those able to use voice calls should continue to do so.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 16, 2014
Google Glass is getting a new update, only days after the previous one. Now, users will be able to receive iPhone text messages straight onto the headset.
Wearable Tech April 24, 2014
It's more than two weeks since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, with still no trace of the aircraft or indication as to why it went missing. Malaysian officials have announced that it went down over the Indian Ocean though no wreckage or debris has been found. Officials were condemned for the use of text messages to inform families.
Society March 25, 2014
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting almost 200 million text messages everyday from around the world.
Society January 17, 2014