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Google Takes Another Swipe at Apple Over Blue vs Green Bubbles
At Google I/O 2023, the search giant took another swipe at Apple for not supporting RCS, a growing point of contention between the two companies....
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Signal Plans to Remove SMS Messaging From Android App
Signal has announced plans to remove SMS messaging from its Android app in a move that’s sure to disappoint users....
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Tim Cook Isn’t Interested in Solving the ‘Green Bubble’ Problem
Apple seems largely unconcerned with the blue vs green bubble debate, with Cook saying the solution is to buy an iPhone....
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Google Updates Messages to Take On iMessages
Google has taken the wraps off of new Messages features, taking aim at Apple's iMessages and calling out Apple for not supporting broader standards....
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Android SMS Malware Using Fake COVID-19 Notifications to Spread
A dangerous Android SMS malware has been using fake COVID-19 notifications to spread in the US and Canada....
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Postscript Raises $4.5 Million to Turbocharge Shopify SMS Marketing
Postscript announced it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding to help bring turbocharged SMS marketing to Shopify and e-commerce stores....
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Google Bringing End-to-End Encryption to RCS Messages
Google appears prepared to bring end-to-end encryption to RCS messages, helping it better compete with Apple iMessages....
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Apple, Google Engineers Join Forces On SMS One-Time Passwords
Apple has received help with SMS one-time passwords from an unexpected source: a Google engineer....
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RCS Messages Finally Available to All U.S. Android Users
Sanaz Ahari, Google Sr. Director of Product & Design, announced Thursday via Twitter that RCS is now available for all Android users in the U.S. �...
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TrueDialog Database With Tens of Millions of Texts Left Exposed Online
According to researchers at privacy firm vpnMentor, millions of Americans’ data is at risk following the discovery of a breached database belonging ...
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Google Bringing RCS To Android Messages Starting Today
Android messaging has long lagged behind iOS, where Apple Messages has included features absent from standard SMS texts. According to a CNET report, G...
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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Join Forces to Take Messaging to the Next Level
iPhone users have long-enjoyed iMessage, an iOS-only alternative to SMS that has far more features than basic messaging. WhatsApp offers a similar app...
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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 folk...
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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 fr...
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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 messagi...
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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 fo...
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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,...
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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% ...
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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 t...
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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 hav...
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