Posts Tagged ‘SMS’

Rich Communication Services, or RCS for short, has been bandied around for a while now. With involvement from mobile carriers, Microsoft and Google, RCS has been put forward as a replacement for SMS.

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Berlin-based security researcher has discovered that a Voxox-managed database was discoverable, completely unprotected, and even searchable for identifiable information like names and telephone numbers.

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Well, it seems like Google is planning to replace Allo with iMessage-like standard for SMS called “Chat” on Android but with no end-to-end encryption.

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Texting Is Now 25 Years Old

By | December 5th, 2017

In a world where we all live with multiple instant messaging services, whether your favorite is WhatsApp, Telegram, iMessage or something completely different, it can be all too easy to forget that once upon a time the only way to send and receive instant messages on a mobile device was good old fashioned SMS.

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iPhone user? Beware! There’s a new iMessage / SMS phishing scam targeting iPhone owners with the claim that their Apple ID has expired, and invites them on how to proceed to fix it.

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Here’s how to schedule and automatically send SMS text messages from your iPhone. No jailbreak is required for this. Works with all iOS versions.

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Scheduled is an iPhone app that gives iOS users the ability to schedule text messages, calls and email, allowing them to be sent at a better time without the fear of forgetting.

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A new iPhone text messaging scam has been identified doing the rounds as part of an effort to trick unsuspecting users into parting with sensitive account information. Rather than using the native alert view system to trick the user into interacting with the pop-up and then running a malicious code, this new scam is making its way onto users’ iPhones through simple texts in the hope of conning people into trusting the contents of the message.

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SwitchService makes it possible to switch between sending an iMessage or SMS instantly in iOS 9 Messages app, without having to open Settings or wait for the message to fail.

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The extremely popular Short Message Service (SMS), or text messaging as it’s more commonly known, has been one of the most popular methods of instant communication since it became commonplace in the mid-1990s. In 2011 alone, which is when text messages numbers peaked, consumers in the United States sent more than 2 trillion SMS. That figure may now be in decline thanks to instant messaging tools like WhatsApp, but it’s still an extremely popular form of communication. It seems that Microsoft has recognized that importance, and will look to provide users with the functionality in Windows 10 to be able to send texts directly from a PC to a phone.

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Here’s how to fix iOS text Messages app crashing bug on iPhone or iPad if you’re jailbroken or non-jailbroken.

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Android has many advantages over its competitors that we don’t see anywhere else, one of them being the ability for users to change default apps for various actions, including something as basic as text messaging. It was due to the limitations and poorly-designed interface of the native Messaging app for Android that alternatives like Handcent and GO SMS Pro became so popular.

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