Tag: Texting

Sleep Texting Is A Real Thing, And Here’s What You Should Do About It

It’s not just drunk-texting people have to watch out for these days. Sleep texting is apparently also real phenomenon, which happens when the person is partially awoken by a text message and in return sends a nonsense reply.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2018

Android Messages App Gets Dark Mode In New Update

Android Messages is rolling out a new version that features a helpful dark mode. The said mode transforms the interface background color to black, which will undeniably aid its users who want something less bright.

Apps/Software August 17, 2018

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

This Productivity App For Android Allows Users To Get Things Done Via Texts

Gyst is the productivity app for Android that integrates text messages with calendars, contacts and to-do lists to help business professionals get things done.

Apps/Software July 19, 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

Users Can Now Easily Ghost Their Bad Date With Burner’s New Bot

Let Burner’s new bot take over texting to ghost a person after a bad date or when looking to get an excuse out of making plans.

Apps/Software June 22, 2016

Study Reveals Texting And Talking On Phone OK During Mealtime, But Not Social Media

Researchers at the University of Michigan found that people's feelings toward whether or not mobile usage should be allowed at the dinner table depends on what you are doing, and who else is present.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 13, 2016

Apple Wants To Improve Conversations Despite iMessage Autocorrect Fails: Here's How

Apple wants to improve the texting experience for its users, but it might take away some fun parts, too. The company filed a new patent technology to limit the typos from iMessage Autocorrect, which kind of socks.

Apple April 30, 2016

AMC Changes Mind On Letting People Text During Movies

It only took a day for AMC Theatres to change its position on potentially allowing texting in certain movie theaters. After public backlash, the company announced that it won't allow texting during movies.

Movies/TV Shows April 15, 2016

AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron Entertains The Idea Of Texting At The Movies

AMC Entertainment's CEO is reportedly open to allow people to text at some of the company's theaters.

Business April 14, 2016

This Is Why Everyone Is In Love With Peach, The Hot New iOS Messaging App

Peach is a new social media messaging app from the co-founder of Vine that has been getting lots on buzz on Twitter. We sampled the app, finding we could go for seconds.

Apps/Software January 14, 2016

Is New York's Teen Texting Program A Bust?

New York City’s much publicized teen texting program designed to counsel troubled high school students appears to be a bust. After 6 months in existence, the service has averaged just one user a day.

Internet December 28, 2015

Compulsive Texting Behaviors In Teens Similar To Those Of Gamblers

A new study revealed that compulsive texting behaviors in teenagers are similar to those of gamblers. Researchers also looked into the effects of texting to teenage boys and girls.

Life October 15, 2015

Sprint Announces Open World International Add-On Plan For Calling, Texting, Roaming And Data

Sprint just rolled out a new free add-on for its plan that consists of free calls, texts, and 1 GB of data from those U.S. customers traveling to Canada, Mexico, or select Latin American countries.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2015

Texting While Walking Makes People Move Slower

A new study has concluded that people who text while walking move differently and slower. The study was a combined effort between researchers at universities in the U.S. and UK.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 31, 2015

Believe It Or Not, Texting May Help Surgical Patients With Pain Management

A new health study reveals that texting may help eliminate the need for pain medication and management for surgical patients.

Internet Culture July 20, 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

Now You Can Order Domino's Pizza Simply By Texting An Emoji

Domino’s has added another high-tech way for its customers to order pizza. A simple text of a pizza emoji to the store will now set your order in motion.

Apps/Software June 23, 2015

Utah Valley University Installs Texting Lanes For Walkers

A university in Utah recently installed texting lanes on stairways at its main student center for those students who text and walk at the same time, making them "distracted walkers."

Internet June 19, 2015

Emoji, Facetime, Hacktivist And Thousands More New Words Added To Scrabble Dictionary

Thousands of tech, text, and slang words were added into Collins Official Scrabble Wordlist.

Internet Culture May 22, 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

New VR Game Simulates Texting While Driving

If a picture speaks a thousand words, how many are said by a video game? For "SMS Racing," plenty. This Gear VR game tasks you with successfully texting while driving.

Geek May 13, 2015

If You're A Distracted Driver And You Come Across These People On Road, You're Doomed [Video]

When another driver is doing something other than just focusing on the road, it can mean big danger for every other driver on that road. It's a scenario that's happening everywhere.

Society April 6, 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

Text Messaging Helps People Take Medications: Study

Regular text message can help people on long-term prescriptions for chronic illness in remembering to take their medicines, study finds. Patients receiving the texts called them very beneficial.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2014

Texting Could Harm Your Spine: Put Your Phone Down Once in a While to Avoid Damage

Texting, tablet use, and gaming could lead to damage of spines, according to a new report. Does that mean everyone should give up hand-held electronics?

Life November 19, 2014

Teen Uses iPhone 6 Plus To Break His Own Speed-Texting World Record

A Brazilian teen has broken his own speed-texting world record, with the help of the Fleksy touchscreen keyboard and an iPhone 6 Plus.

Geek November 18, 2014

Using Google Glass to text while driving is no safer than using a smartphone

Drivers hoping that Google Glass would help them text should think again. A new study finds that using Google Glass to text while drive will make you just as distracted as using your smartphone.

Geek September 29, 2014

Texting on Google Glass while driving is not safer than using a smartphone (It's cooler, though)

A study from the University of Central Florida claims that texting and driving while wearing Google Glass is as distracting as using a smartphone. However, Google Glass users were quicker in recovering from an accident.

Wearable Tech September 29, 2014

Police radar device targets speeding and texting while driving

A Virginia vendor aims to get a text-tracking gun closer to the hands of cops. Do you know how fast you were going and don't you know texting while driving is illegal?

Car Tech September 17, 2014

Chinese city creates special 'phone lane' for texting pedestrians

Chongqing, China created a new sidewalk lane that instructs pedestrians where to walk and text. The lane mimics a social experiment conducted in Washington, DC to spread public safety.

Internet Culture September 15, 2014

A mom creates an app so her kids can't ignore her calls

Texas mom created an app that locks kid’s phones until they call their parents back. The app is available for $1.99 on Andriod, and the mom is currently working on a version for iOS.

Internet Culture August 18, 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

Parent phone calls play role in teens' distracted driving, but texting is all about friends

New report reveals teen drivers are mostly talking to parents when they're behind the wheel as they're afraid to ignore the call. But when texting and driving it's a friend they're communicating with.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 9, 2014

Driving-related teen casualties drop 11 percent when texting is banned

Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous -- even those who do it. But did you know it's significantly more dangerous that driving drunk?

Internet Culture August 1, 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

Teens veer away from smoking but texting while driving on the rise: CDC survey

The number of teens who smoke, get involved in physical fights and sex is declining but teenagers engage in risky behaviors such as texting while driving and not using condoms.

June 15, 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

World's fastest texter Marcel Fernandes can type faster than you can read

A 17-year-old Brazilian by the name of Marcel Fernandes Filho broke texting records lately using a Fleksy keyboard. He beat the previous world record and is now in the Guinness World Records.

Apps/Software May 18, 2014

Putting an end to texting while driving - Apple has the answer

Apple patent would provide a "lock out" mechanism preventing driver from using smartphone while driving. More than 3,000 teens die annually from texting while driving, compared with about 2,700 who die while driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a study.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2014

Too young for 'Nintendinitis'? Doctors warn of 'WhatsAppitis' and blame messaging apps for health problems

Serial texters, beware of this new health scare! Overuse of anything --even of your smartphone -- is bad for your health.

Apps/Software March 27, 2014

Distracted drivers don't look at road 10 percent of the time

Researchers say texting and eating are two of the major causes of accidents caused by distracted drivers, who don't look at the road 10 percent of the time they are driving.

Society January 2, 2014

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