Tag: Text Messages

Google Could Soon Let Users Text From The Web With Android Messages

A future version of Android Messages could allow users to pair their smartphones with their PCs and send texts from the web. More features are in the works, an APK teardown suggests.

Apps/Software February 9, 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

Use Song Lyrics To Perfectly Text Back With New Genius iMessage App For iOS 10

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

World Emoji Day: These Are The Top Emojis Used On Tinder

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 App Allows Users To 'Unsend' Messages On Its Encrypted Network

Privates also has a function that prohibits users from screen shotting, forwarding and saving messages.

Apps/Software April 28, 2016

Texts With Exclamation Points And Without Periods Appear More Sincere: Study

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

Text Messages May Curb Binge Drinking In Teens

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

Braille Smartwatch Dot Allows The Blind To Read Texts And E-Books

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

Android Security Bug Lets Hackers Take Over Your Phone Just By Sending You A Text

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

New Textie Website Crowdsources Text Responses For Unsure Users

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

This One Text Message Can Crash Your iPhone: Here's How To Fix It

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

The Most Commonly Used Text And Online Lingo You Need To Know

Here are the most commonly used acronyms used online and in text messages.

Internet Culture May 18, 2015

Can You Unsend Texts? With The Messaging App Strings You Can

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

Aaron Paul’s New ‘Yo Bitch’ App Lets You Channel Jessie Pinkman

'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

What’s The Best Day To Get Engaged? Data Has Some Answers

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

Here’s a visual representation of how a couple’s text messages change after marriage

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

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

Parents are to blame for distracting teen drivers

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

goTenna provides text messaging even when there's no phone signal to tap

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

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

Sexting during surgeries? Yes, it happens and a doctor did it

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

Text messaging to quit smoking? Yes, new study suggests

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 finally promises to fix iMessage bug, but when will the fix come?

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

Texting 911 now allowed but calling will get you help faster: FCC

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

Now you can text 911: What you should know

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 update brings iPhone text messages and new calendar app

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

Malaysia Airlines officials defend MH370 text message announcement

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

NSA mines around 200 million text messages daily without your knowledge

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting almost 200 million text messages everyday from around the world.

Society January 17, 2014

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