Tag "SMS"

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If you’re having trouble receiving MMS in Hangouts, it might be your User-Agent: Cyanogenmod

Reddit user vsTerminus has discovered why CyanogenMod 11 and 12 are incapable of receiving MMS through Hangouts. He or she added that this works fine in the default Messenger app

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Top SMS apps for Android

One of the beauties of Android is the option of choice, and not having to stick with a certain app or ability that comes with the phone. Whether you use

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Pushbullet updated to send SMS messages from your computer

Pushbullet has a lot of great functionality that allows you to view and reply to notifications from your computer without touching your phone. Up until now, you could only reply to

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Messenger is introduced while Hangouts is hanging on

When new devices are officially announced, the Android fans go wild. It doesn’t matter which manufacturer they like the most, or what they can afford. Any device announcement is met

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Google Voice just got real

Google Voice was such a cool idea when it first came on the scene. You could make calls, and send text messages from your computer back when most people were still working

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Send SMS with your Android smartphone from any device with EndlessJabber (Review)

For years, one of the things I’ve always wanted was an easy way to be able to send text messages while on different devices, especially my laptop or desktop computer.

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How to send a text message [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

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Google+ Hangouts and Photos revamped with host of new features

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

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Secure messaging to come to CyanogenMod?

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

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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

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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

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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 Commission, helping the FTC to crack down on the almost 20% of said callers who could care less about the “no-call list” or federal protection laws for consumers.

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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 in touch with their friends and family around the world.

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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 Android’s SQLite database, causing unpredictable results thereafter.

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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 action on it, leaving it at medium priority until all the bad press this week?

My guess is that they have been unable to reproduce it.

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