10/02/2012, I am quite sure that some of us have ended up doing some absent minded things in the past, where among them include locking our car keys in the car itself, doing the same for house keys, and perhaps even walking into a room to take something only to forget what we had come in for originally. Well, I am quite sure that the last thing on swimming coach Craig […]
09/27/2012, Have you ever texted or played a game on your smartphone while walking? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would do well to take heed the moral of this story. Apparently, a lady was too busy texting on her handset, and when she tried to discard her cigarette butt in Kodiak, Alaska at a nearby cliff, she lost her balance and bearings, slipping on the wet grass […]
09/10/2012, Iran has had issues with the Internet in the past, and this time around, the world of text messages has been affected by Iranian policies as well. With the Iranian currency (rial) dropping to a new record low against the US dollar today, shedding nearly 8% in its value, it seems that the word “dollar” is now officially banned across mobile phone text services, as well as select Exchange websites. […]
08/20/2012, In war-torn Syria, rebels are “MGexting”, that is, holding a machine gun in the right hand while the left hand is busy on a cellphone. Apparently Syrian rebels are relying heavily on SMS for their operations. As seen above, 20-year old Ahmed Sheikha is manning a 7.62mm PK machine gun while speeding towards the war-torn city of Aleppo. New York Times foreign correspondent C.J. Chivers said that Ahmed Sheikha defected […]
08/17/2012, If you were to reside in a war torn country, or perhaps one that has a very high probability of an incoming attack happening at any time of the day, then it makes perfect sense for the government in power to be able to do its part in protecting their citizens. As everyone should know by now, Israel is a major sore point in the world of global politics, and […]
07/19/2012, We typically don’t associate SMS and music distribution, but that’s exactly what Music2Text aims to do: use the most universal mobile phone communications building block (after voice) to sell and share music. The whole system is based on something very simple: each song can be identified with a “shortcode”. A shortcode is a special number like #7415 that is usually used by carriers to send settings to your phone.
05/31/2012, Raw Color is involved in a fair number of projects, but the latest one which was presented at the Salone del Mobile last month, sporting a Cryptographer which is capable of reimagining the digital transmission scene as it can create patterns of code on shawls. These will comprise of various icons that will represent the letters in a SMS, where the code will be added to the textile through the […]
11/22/2011, Do you have a lot of friends who might be living overseas? Short of chatting with them online via instant messenger services, you could always send them a text message although that might cost you quite a bit in international SMS fees. That’s where JaxtrSMS comes in – a free application that will let you send free text messages to anyone in the world.
09/21/2011, While I don’t have any official figures, it’s safe to say that most people who use Twitter probably access the social network via an app on their smartphones. But there probably is a significant amount of folks out there who are accessing Twitter via a mobile web browser on their feature phones, and sending updates through text messages (yes, in case you didn’t know, Twitter lets you post updates via […]
08/19/2011, We all know that it is not wise to mix texting and driving together – after all, you cannot split your concentration both ways and be 100% sure that you will be able to arrive at your destination without causing any harm to people around you – as well as yourself, in an accident, that is. It seems that computer hackers are able to force select vehicles to unlock their […]
08/18/2011, iPod SMS: application that enables free and unlimited SMS (in the U.S and Canada) for devices that normally don't have access to SMS
08/09/2011, Facebook Messenger: Facebook has just (paper) launched its Facebook Messenger App, which effectively focuses on the text communication aspect of Facebook
04/06/2011, According to a tech author and 3G strategist, Tomi Ahonen, MMS is an important platform that is being ignored right now and should be taken more seriously. Too many people are focusing on creating apps dedicated to smartphones and ignoring phones that are more than capable of displaying multimedia. His reasoning? “There are about 100 million iPhones on the platform. Now multiply it against all mobile phones. That’s 2% of […]
03/07/2011, Sweden, the land that brought you the safest cars around as well as flat packed furniture, might soon pave the way for the future of postal service – the country’s postal service is mulling over the possibility of letting customers pay for postage using text messages instead of old school stamps. This messaging system will respond with a coded number, where it can be written on a letter as proof […]