Tag: SMS

Google Is Going To Replace SMS With ‘Chat’: Here’s How It Works

Google plans to retire SMS texting in favor of RCS, a more dynamic form of text messaging. It’s relying on more than 50 carriers around the world, plus several smartphone manufacturers, to adopt the technology.

Google April 20, 2018

Happy Birthday SMS! World's First Text Message Sent 25 Years Ago

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

Do You Think Donald Trump's Tweets Are Bad? You'll Hate The Fact That He Would Be Able To Text All Americans At Once

President-elect Donald Trump will soon gain access to the WEA system, which will allow him to send a text message to all Americans at once. Will Trump use the system similarly to how he airs his thoughts on Twitter?

Business Tech December 1, 2016

Facebook Adds Old-School SMS Function To Messenger For Android

Facebook is now allowing users on the Android version of Messenger to engage in SMS conversations. Users will be able to insert video, audio and images into their text messages, along with emojis, stickers and location sharing.

Apps/Software June 15, 2016

Charge To Launch An SMS And Data-Only Plan For $10 Per Month

The LTE mobile data program can be used with any Sprint LTE-capable device, as well as Apple and Google Nexus devices, regardless of their carrier.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2016

T-Mobile Begins 'Advanced Messaging' Rollout With iMessage-like Features

T-Mobile customers with select Samsung phones will soon be getting more features with their text messaging.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 22, 2015

438 Billion: Daily Volume Of Mobile And Online Messages By 2019

This year, mobile and instant messaging will replace email as the preferred means of personal and enterprise communication.

Internet July 9, 2015

Matti Makkonen, The Father Of SMS, Dies At 63

Matti Makkonnen, widely regarded as a key contributor to the development of text messaging, has died at the age of 63. The 'father of SMS,' as many called him, first pitched the idea of texting over cellular networks back in 1984.

Society July 1, 2015

WhatsApp, Kik, Line, Snapchat And Other Best Messaging Apps You Can Use Instead Of Texting

Messaging apps have gained popularity and are now being used instead of SMS. WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat and the like also allow the sharing of images, videos, voice and more.

Apps/Software May 24, 2015

Facebook Messenger hits 500M user mark, nearly as much as WhatsApp

Facebook says its Messenger app now has a whopping 500 million monthly active users, up from the 200 million using it just six months ago. But where its newly-acquired messaging tech, WhatsApp, fits in remains unclear.

Internet November 10, 2014

John Wilson Jr. gets 160 years in prison for murdering Indian Head Park teen, taunting her mother

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

PPLConnect: iMessage for Android finally arrives

For a long time Android users have been wanting a way to send and receive texts and phone calls from their computer. Well, that solution may have arrived with PPLConnect.

Apps/Software September 30, 2014

Intel 'MICA,' a bejeweled smart bracelet, will be strutting about during Fashion Week

Intel used IFA 2014 and the catwalks to announce its new wearable device, the Mica, which will keep users connected to SMS and other notifications. The device is aimed to be a fashionable accessory, but that fashion won't come cheap -- Intel says it will cost just under $1,000.

Wearable Tech September 4, 2014

WhatsApp now has 600 million active users, according to founder

Popular messaging service Whatsapp now has 600 million active users. The company gained 150 million users since Facebook announced plans for an acquisition.

Apps/Software August 26, 2014

Twitter reveals there are 23 million bots among active users in Twitterverse

Twitter’s total number of active users had reached 271 million. Out of that number, the microblogging site reveals that it has 23 million users that are “bots.”

Internet August 13, 2014

FTC, T-Mobile at loggerheads over cramming charges

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

New Mexico implements statewide texting while driving ban

Texting while driving now officially banned in New Mexico. This new law prohibits anyone to use any mobile wireless device while inside a vehicle, even if at stoplight or in a traffic jam.

Life July 1, 2014

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