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SMS celebrates 20th birthday today

Text messaging, the service that has led to many ridiculously large phone bills and equally ridiculous acronyms, is celebrating its 20th birthday today. That may come as a surprise to some, considering that text messaging is often viewed as a phenomenon of the 2000s, but the first text message was actually sent on this day in 1992. What did that first text message say? Simply "Merry Christmas."

Big time SMS spammers hit with massive fine

All of us hate getting spam text messages and calls, but unfortunately they're everywhere. It doesn't matter which platform you choose - Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone - there's a decent chance you've had to deal with spam text messages before. Luckily, today we're seeing one European watchdog group do something about it, dropping a very large fine on two SMS spammers who have been very, very busy.

Mysms update brings Evernote integration

If you're the type of person who likes to log absolutely everything, then you should be pleased as punch by this next bit of news. Mysms has been updated, and with this update comes Evernote integration. Mysms and Evernote will now work in tandem to save logs of your text messages, creating a separate note within a dedicated notebook for each and every one of your text conversations.

Google working on a fix for Android SMS-phishing vulnerability

Today we're getting a bit of alarming news, with researchers at NC State University discovering a SMS-phishing flaw in multiple Android platforms. The flaw allows malicious apps to create and "send" fake SMS messages to the user, potentially getting them to hand over personal information. The good news is that Google got to work on a patch for the vulnerability shortly after it became aware of the issue, so at least the big G is acting fast in this case.

Google+ SMS support added in 41 countries

Who loves Google+ and thinks it's the best social network? In case you guys didn't know, you can post updates and respond to comments using SMS just like Facebook and others offer. The only problem here is this feature was limited to the US and parts of India. Today Google has announced this feature is now available in 41 new countries. You can now update your social status no matter where you are with a quick text message.

Virgin Mobile data and text services down in the US

Here we go again. Reports from Virgin Mobile customers all over the United States indicate that both data and SMS (text) services are non-responsive. Virgin is aware of the problem, and while they're working on it, they don't have any solutions or timeframes just yet. It looks like every Virgin Mobile phone in the country is affected, which might mean it's either a small problem that caused the whole system to crash or a big, hulking disaster that will take quite a while to fix.

Google removes 22 SMS Trojans from the Android Market

Microsoft may like playing fun at the growing Android malware problem, but you'd have a hard time convincing most regular users that it's an issue. That's mostly down to admirable vigilance on Google's part in keeping the Market clean of malware and Trojans, as evidenced by their latest sweep, wherein no less than 22 fake apps were removed at once. AndroidGuys reports that all of them came from a single source, labelled as ReFraud, and were disguised as various popular but not overly obvious apps, like wallpapers and simple games.

Google Voice is getting MMS – raise your hand if you care

Well folks, it's Friday, October 14th, and the day that so many have waited so long for has finally arrived. The world waits with breathless anticipation of news concerning their favorite mobile devices. The Google Voice team is implementing MMS into its text messaging services at long last. Reports of college kids rioting in the streets outside the Google campus have not been confirmed.

Share Contacts by SMS on your Android Phone [Business Card]

Most of you can probably agree that you have had to do this at one time or another on your Android phone. Get someone a phone number, send your friend or a co-worker someones number and wished there was an easy and simple way for this to happen. Well now you can with Share Contacts by SMS. Instead of trying to copy/paste it, or write the number down or try to remember it in your head. Now you'll never need to do that again.
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