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Google tried to troll Apple with this painfully cringey Drake video

June 20th, 2022

Apple hardware and Google services have increasingly managed to play nice together over the years, in spite of the occasional sparks and antipathy directed at each other from their respective top executives. Google leaders, for example, love decrying Apple’s ecosystem as an unnecessarily enclosed walled garden to the detriment of its users, while Apple’s top …

Old text messages being resent

A bizarre glitch finally sends out tons of delayed text messages from February

November 7th, 2019

Tons of smartphone owners, no matter if they use Android or iOS devices, got a strange surprise overnight. Reports have trickled in all day on Thursday of long-delayed text messages (from around February, specifically Valentine’s Day, this year) finally arriving. Weirder still, they appear to be messages that were never sent in the first place …

Sprint's Google Voice integration now live

April 22nd, 2011

Despite leaked information that Sprint and Google would launch Google Voice integration services on April 26th, multiple sources have confirmed that the service is already being rolled out to users. Sprint and Google announced the partnership last month, and the new service will allow Sprint users to access calls and text messages, or place calls through …

T-Mobile makes calling and text messaging Japan free

March 15th, 2011

T-Mobile has become the latest U.S. wireless company to make calling, texting, and donating to the Japan relief effort free. The company has just announced that all voice calls and text messages from the U.S. to Japan will be free until March 31st; T-Mobile will also make this courtesy retroactive to March 11th. Additionally, the …

MetroPCS offering free calls and text messages to Japan

March 15th, 2011

Following on the heels of AT&T and Verizon Wireless today, MetroPCS has announced that its customers can send free text messages and place free phone calls to landlines in Japan. MetroPCS says the offer extends throughout the next 30 days, and that it will “support free calls to mobile numbers in Japan for a timeframe …

Verizon to provide free calls, texts from wireless and wireline phones to Japan

March 14th, 2011

One of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, Verizon Communications, has announced that it will be providing its customers free text messages, along free with wireless and wireline calls, from the United States to Japan. The company announce its intentions via a short tweet earlier today: We’re about to announce free calls to Japan from wireless and residential landline …

Some handsets suffer Y2K16 SMS bug

January 3rd, 2010

Ah, yes, Y2K…remember the good old days?  ATM’s weren’t going to recognize your bank card, servers were going to spontaneously combust, and elevators would have no idea where the second floor was. For those of you who look back with nostalgia at the Y2K hysteria, there is a new, albeit much smaller, Y2 “something” glitch …