Textmessaging

08.14.15
Breaking up is painful, so is this vertical music video
08.14.15

Breaking up is painful, so is this vertical music video

If it's been a while since you've had your heart broken, and you forgot the feelings it can provok...

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06.30.15
The 'father of SMS,' Matti Makkonen, dies at 63
06.30.15

The 'father of SMS,' Matti Makkonen, dies at 63

It's a sad day in the cellphone world. Matti Makkonen, widely considered the "father of SMS," has...

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05.30.15
Google Calendar won't send you text alerts after June 27th
05.30.15

Google Calendar won't send you text alerts after June 27th

We hope you didn't lean too heavily on Google Calendar's text message alerts in order to keep your...

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08.08.14
Carriers have to let you text 911 by the end of the year
08.08.14

Carriers have to let you text 911 by the end of the year

You've had the option of texting 911 in a handful of US cities for a couple of months, thanks in p...

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12.09.13
CyanogenMod to encrypt text messages by default with latest update
12.09.13

CyanogenMod to encrypt text messages by default with latest update

Android users worried that the government is spying on their smartphone now have a new privacy opt...

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11.29.13
Text message exploit can force your Nexus phone to reboot (updated)
11.29.13

Text message exploit can force your Nexus phone to reboot (updated)

Watch out if someone sends a flood of text messages to your Nexus phone -- they may be trying to b...

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11.21.13
US carriers no longer let premium text message services bill customers
11.21.13

US carriers no longer let premium text message services bill customers

Among the many surprise costs that annoy cellphone owners, unwanted text message service fees can...

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09.20.13
iOS 7: See the timestamp on every Messages bubble
09.20.13

iOS 7: See the timestamp on every Messages bubble

With iOS 7 officially out of the bag, there is no shortage of tips coming in highlighting many of th...

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08.11.13
Behind the music: the backstory of Marimba 158, the iPhone text tone
08.11.13

Behind the music: the backstory of Marimba 158, the iPhone text tone

In a fascinating post from Kelly Jacklin, the long time Apple software engineer details how he helpe...

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