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EndlessJabber Lets Android Users Send And Receive Texts Remotely

EndlessJabber is a new Android app, which enables users to send and receive SMS/MMS messages from any PC, tablet, web browser or XMPP client. The folks behind it are currently raising funds through KickStarter. Here’s why you might find the app useful: if you frequently use other devices such as a PC at work, laptop in class, tablet on the …

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Police Sting Op Sends Accidental Texts to Man

KSAZ News 10 in Arizona reports that a man found himself in the middle of a scary situation recently when his phone started receiving text messages from an unknown sender. This wasn’t just some comical incident where someone texts a wrong number, perhaps with a hookup offer or other message that makes for great entertainment fodder on the Internet days …

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Messaging Revenue Down as Messaging Apps Take Off

As popular social networking sites such as Facebook become populated with, well, everyone, teens are now escaping to the relative privacy that messaging apps provide. WhatsApp and SnapChat are now two of the most popular mobile apps, and it seems this trend is affecting more than just Facebook and social media. Market research firm Strategy Analytics this week pointed out …

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Law Enforcement Now Wants Wireless Carriers To Store Your Text Messages As Evidence

Last week, the ECPA amendment that would greatly enhance Americans’ privacy has passed its first hurdle in the Senate. Now the bill will head for a proper vote in the Senate and House next year. If passed in its current state, the bill will force law enforcement to obtain a warrant when snooping through your email. Law enforcement groups wont …

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New Android Malware Steals Your Money Via SMS

Android is an incredibly open system. For the most part, that’s a very good thing. Sometimes, however, it can be a very bad thing. For instance, malware is easier to spread across Android devices due to its open nature. Unfortunately, a new and powerful piece of malware is making its way around the Android ecosystem. TrustGo Security recently stumbled upon …

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Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting at least 212 million users. “We expect global mobile transaction volume and value to average 42 percent annual growth between …

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Apple Patents Mass-Texting New Contact Info

Everybody knows what a pain it can be to change your phone number. Not only do you have to memorize your new number (a step some people never bother to take), you have to update your contact info all over the place, and you have to let all your friends know that your old number doesn’t work anymore. If you’re …

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Twitter SMS: Satellite Support Added

Twitter announced today that it has partnered with Iridium and Thuraya, the two largest satellite operators, so that subscribers of these services have access to Twitter SMS. “Now, even if phone lines and the Internet are inaccessible — for example, in a war zone or after a natural disaster — people will be able to share news and stay informed …

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iPhone App That Could Save Careers

There is no shortage of apps and add-ons to iPhones that are huge helps to people. Within apps alone, you can do your banking, queue up (or watch) Netflix choices, edit HD photos, learn to play guitar, or buy anything on Amazon and track the UPS shipment. With some simple accessories that plug in to the iPhone, you can record …

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