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FBI document shows how easy it is to access your encrypted chat data

December 3rd, 2021

Your encrypted messaging history might not be as safe as you thought. With every big tech company spouting on and on about privacy, it might be surprising to hear that messages you thought were private aren’t necessarily completely private. A new document from the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows just how easy it can be …

Google is finally fixing its incomprehensible messaging apps strategy

December 6th, 2018

As we and others reported last night, Google has confirmed it’s shutting down its messaging app Allo that never really caught fire in something of a streamlining of its fractured messaging app strategy. It’s a strategy, if you could call it that, that’s seen the search giant release more than half a dozen messaging apps …

Your iPhone will crash if someone sends you this character, and there’s no way to fix it

February 15th, 2018

It hasn’t been a good year for Apple’s software quality assurance department. Between a critical security bug in macOS, a brand-new product being launched late and without half of its features enabled, or a throttling feature being snuck into an iOS update, it seems that something is wrong in Apple’s development process. But a new bug, first discovered by Mobile …

iOS 10 Tips and Tricks

All the best new features in iOS 10 Messages

September 28th, 2016

One of the apps that got the most redesign love in iOS 10 is Messages. The little chat bubble is now a lot more than a texting app, with its own app store and the ability to send a lot more than just texts. But with great features comes great confusion, and not all the …

More than a quarter of high school kids have sexted

July 20th, 2012

The issue of “sexting” has been widely covered by the media, but the practice of sending explicit images and text messages via mobile phones may be more common among minors than previously thought. A recent study of teen sexting conducted by the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network found that 28% of high school students have sent …

Flying drone swarm could bring free Wi-Fi access to protesters [video]

March 12th, 2012

The Internet and mobile devices were instrumental in allowing protesters and activists to organize and even topple oppressive regimes in 2011. Global media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders called out several countries that attempted to stifle its citizens by blocking Internet access in its “Enemies of the Internet” report on Monday, but protesters may not have …

Vonage brings free calling and messaging to iPhone, Android

February 8th, 2012

Vonage on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile app for the iPhone and Android smartphones that affords free calling and messaging along with cheap international calling rates. Vonage Mobile allows users to make free “high-definition” voice over IP calls among each other over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G data connections, and low-cost calls can also be placed …

WhatsApp for BlackBerry gets refreshed, here’s a first look

January 12th, 2012

The most popular and successful multi-device communication platform is without question WhatsApp. More of a text messaging replacement than straight BlackBerry Messenger competitor, WhatsApp has been the number one service people rely on to communicate across iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. We were sent a preview copy of the new version of WhatsApp for BlackBerry …

WhatsApp users now send over 1 billion messages each day

October 31st, 2011

We’ve been big fans of WhatsApp’s cross-platform messaging service ever since it first launched, and directly outside of Apple’s own iMessage or RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service, WhatsApp is our favorite mobile solution. We’re apparently not the only ones who think so, as WhatsApp just told us that the company is now delivering more than 1 …