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Google to remove some apps that ask for SMS, Call Log permissions

The Android team is officially removing apps that require SMS or Call Log permission. The Google Play Store will be deleting such apps from...
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Verizon to support RCS messaging beginning next year

The texting and SMS landscape hasn't really changed significantly in the past decade, save from when Apple introduced the iMessage. It's not something the...
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Project Fi’s text forwarding feature will be no more

This may be a minor mobile feature you don't always use it but text forwarding is still deemed important. Some people just use the...

Upcoming Android O to enhance SMS Authentication for most apps

We're tempted to say that SMS is already obsolete but it's not. Texting will not be replaced by instant messaging yet because not all...

Google and Telenor team up to launch RCS messaging

Google is best known as the search giant but the company has other popular products and services to offer. We won't list them down...

Rogers customers get upgraded SMS experience courtesy of Google

SMS isn't going anywhere. It may be an old technology but a lot of people still rely on it. However, it's not as widely...

Facebook Messenger app for Android now lets you send text messages

Avid users of Facebook Messenger on their Android device would be happy to know that the app has just received some significant changes. The...

Google rumored to remove SMS, MMS feature from Hangouts app

Still using Hangouts? There might be some changes to the Android app soon as there are talks that the SMS and MMS feature will...

TextSecure, RedPhone merge into one with Signal for Android

The Signal Private Messenger was first launched on the App Store, capturing the hearts of even those who were previously content with iMessage as...

Texpand lets you set shortcuts for frequently used phrases

The Copy and Paste function may not be enough because sometimes, you commit a mistake of pressing more keys that you should what with...

New Jersey seeks to penalize texting even at a stoplight

If State Senator Richard Codey has his way, soon there will be no safe place for drivers to pull out their cellphones in New...

WhatsApp reaches new daily message record of 27 billion

With the availability of cross-platform messaging apps, it seems many are looking towards those as opposed to sending messages through a carrier provided plan....