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Apple iMessage bug affecting Android users results in lawsuit

A woman in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple. Her beef is that she has not been able to receive messages from...

Text-to-911 emergency services available from today

We had known this was coming, but as of today you'll be able to get in contact with emergency services by texting 911. This...

Major US carriers to implement Text-to-911 next week

Starting May 15, all four major US carriers will be implementing the new Text-to-911 program. This new way of asking for assistance via SMS...

HoverChat brings Chatheads multi-tasking to SMS

For some mobile phone users, SMS is more of a transient activity that might be an annoying interruption at times. HoverChat tries to keep...

Facebook explains why they want access to your SMS

In a recent update, Facebook gained the ability to read your text messages. For a company that has a checkered past with regard to...

WhatsApp handles over 50 billion messages daily, won’t get gimmicky, says CEO

At a conference in Germany, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum had some interesting remarks. The most newsworthy of which being that the messaging service now...

Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS arrive from Klinker Apps

Klinker Apps, the makers of the Sliding Messaging app have dropped two new additions in the Google Play Store this morning. One of the...

Kik announces they have reached 100 million users

Kik, the under-the-radar messaging service, recently announced they have crested 100 million users. The Canadian company likes to remain quiet, but this was just...

Google+ Hangouts app update fixes costly group messaging problem

Google has just made available an update to its Hangouts app on Android that addresses a glaring issue that might have caused some users...

CyanogenMod pushes for encrypted messaging with WhisperPush

CyanogenMod has just made an announcement that takes its security and privacy thrust to the next level. In the coming nightly builds, the team...

SMS security flaw affects Nexus devices, Android 4.3 and 4.4

A vulnerability has been discovered in Nexus phones, which could render them useless. By sending a particular type of SMS message, the phone is...

US carriers band together to end premium SMS reign of scams

Some major US carriers, which include AT&T and T-Mobile, today announced their commitment to stop scammers in their tracks who utilize their networks' premium...

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