Texting

12.08.15
End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk
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End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk

Science says using proper punctuation comes off as less sincere than not using any at all.

By T. Seppala,   12.08.15
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11.13.15
In the App Store, love comes cheap
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In the App Store, love comes cheap

Machines still have a lot to learn about matters of the heart.

By C. Trout,   11.13.15
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10.12.15
Teen texting can be just as compulsive as gambling
10.12.15

Teen texting can be just as compulsive as gambling

A study shows that teen text messaging may produce the same compulsive behavior that you see in gamblers.

By J. Fingas,   10.12.15
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07.29.15
Yahoo's Livetext is a messaging app for the Snapchat generation
07.29.15

Yahoo's Livetext is a messaging app for the Snapchat generation

Yahoo's Livetext app pairs video with one-on-one text conversations. There's no sound, though, so you'll have to rely on old-fashioned typing and facial expressions to get the point across.

By B. Steele,   07.29.15
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07.22.15
T-Mobile delivers iMessage-style texting, starting with Samsung phones
07.22.15

T-Mobile delivers iMessage-style texting, starting with Samsung phones

T-Mobile's Advanced Messaging brings features like read receipts, larger images and more to regular texting conversations.

By B. Steele,   07.22.15
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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...

By J. Fingas,   06.30.15
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05.29.15
Apple offers a quick workaround for nasty iOS messaging bug
05.29.15

Apple offers a quick workaround for nasty iOS messaging bug

We already know Apple is working on a fix for a recently discovered texting bug that can render yo...

By D. Hardawar,   05.29.15
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05.12.15
VR game 'SMS Racing' trivializes texting while driving
05.12.15

VR game 'SMS Racing' trivializes texting while driving

Texting while driving is against the law and it can put you and other people on the road in seriou...

By M. Brian,   05.12.15
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04.29.15
Android's built-in texting app lets you reply from notifications
04.29.15

Android's built-in texting app lets you reply from notifications

Hangouts may be Android's star messaging app at the moment, but Google is still willing to show it...

By J. Fingas,   04.29.15
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