How to send a text message [Android 101]

Android 101

So you just got your first smartphone, and you’d like to send a text message. No problem! Sending a text message is a very easy thing to do, and we’ll walk you through the process. KEEP IN MIND: Not all Android phones are the same. Some will have more steps required to complete each ...

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Google+ Hangouts and Photos revamped with host of new features

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Google Senior VP Vic Gundotra on Tuesday announced a great many improvements to Google Hangouts and Photos designed to let us “use more time for ourselves, and less time figuring out technology”.  Below is a list of the new features and the updates should start pushing out over the ...

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Secure messaging to come to CyanogenMod?

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Koushik Dutta recently shared of Google+ the possibility of a secure push messaging service which will encrypt messages sent between CyanogenMod users from end-to-end. Design inspired by iMessaging and ignited by recent security concerns. If the quote I’m about to paste isn’t good ...

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Pinch Lets Users Save on SMS/MMS Charges, Earn Prizes

Looking to save on your monthly cell phone bill but aren’t sure where to start?  Affle believes they have the answer with their Pinch messaging client.  According to them, users can not only save money by cutting their SMS and MMS charges, but they can also earn cash in monthly, ...

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Zlango, Because Text Messages are Just Too Boring

Want to try a more unique way of messaging than using old fashioned letters and numbers?  We’ve got just what you need in Zlango,  a picture messaging client that lets users send picture and animation rich messages to friends. Zlango offers a growing library of more than 8oo icons to ...

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PrivacyStar Users Hit 100,000 Reports to the FTC!

PrivacyStar, an Android app and service that allows subscribers to report and block telemarketers and debt collectors who violate consumer protection laws, hit a record milestone this week for reports filed with the FTC. Users of the service made their 100,000th report to the Federal Trade ...

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HeyWire Brings Social Networking and Unlimited Messaging to Android

iOS users have been loving HeyWire for their unlimited messaging and social network needs, and now, it is available for Android. HeyWire is different from others in the free texting or group messaging space because it combines a bunch of features that make it easy (and free!) for users to stay ...

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I Was Wrong: the “Android SMS Bug” is Real

Looks like I was wrong in my previous post: the Android SMS bug appears to be real, but dependent on a very specific condition that does not exist for most users. That's why most people cannot reproduce it. Specifically, there is something about certain email-to-SMS messages that corrupts ...

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The “Android SMS Bug” Does Not Exist [Updated]

Over the past week, a supposed Android bug has gotten a lot of press, both on Android-related sites and mainstream tech sites. A bug report claims that SMS messages intended for one person are getting sent to a different, unintended recipient. Worrisome to be sure, but why has Google taken no ...

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Handcent SMS

Co-written by Kara Monroe Handcent SMS is a free sms application available on the Android market. It’s ad supported and offers support for both SMS & MMS.  Handcent doesn’t apply any extra charges for using it, but your normal SMS and MMS charges will apply.

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Rogers MyAccount for Android

Rogers has shown their devotion to Android and that they see it as a serious competitor in the mobile industry. How? Approximately a week ago Rogers released a much awaited application for Rogers users that allows one to natively access some of the most used account information. Up until a week ...

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TextPlus Brings Free Text Messaging to Android

TextPlus, an ad-supported application which allows for free text messaging, is now available for free on the Android Market. Initially an App Store offering (the application’s official website has not yet been updated to show Android support), textPlus now allows Android users to send ...

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App Review: DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly is an application that will read aloud the text messages you receive while driving or doing anything that stops you from looking at your Android’s screen. The application itself is free (available from the Market) but to get more choice of voices or to be able to have more ...

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App Review: SMS Popup

SMS Popup is one of those quiet, under-rated apps that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. We’ve yet to see it show up on those “must have” lists that other sites and magazines put together and we can’t figure out why. It’s loaded with features that enhance your messaging ...

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No Signs of Voice-Based Search or Gmail SMS Apps

It has been two weeks since Google pulled up its SMS service for GMail, right before it was being shipped off to the GLabs with a vow to launch it in two weeks. As of tonight, there are still no signs of it yet. And now, the voice based search app for the iPhone which... Read More