Neowin News Feed for: Texting Neowin News Feed for: Texting en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 WhatsApp is now exchanging close to 100 billion messages each day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 30 Oct 2020 06:04:01 +0000 Hundreds arrested, drugs and arms seized in the wake of police infiltration of a texting app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 03 Jul 2020 06:22:01 +0000 Founder of texting technology Matti Makkonen passes away <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Matti Makkonen, who was dubbed as the father of the texting service which has undeniably revolutionized the messaging system of the world, has passed away due to an illness at the age of 63. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:58:01 +0000 WhatsApp will soon support voice calling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>WhatsApp, the super popular messaging app, looks like it&#039;s expanding its feature list once again. There&#039;s very strong evidence that voice calling will soon be supported by the app. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:50:50 +0000 TechSpot: WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram and other messaging clients compared <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1332927272messaginglogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Texting is by far one of the most popular activities on smartphones, here&#039;s a feature-by-feature rundown of some of the top clients plus a look at the their data policies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:24:53 +0000 The Fate of SMS: An interview with the sender of the world's first text message <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/686372823sad-smiley.png" alt="" /></div>We ask Neil Papworth, the man who sent the world&#039;s first text message, how he thinks texting has changed things, the social effects of SMS and where he sees the future of the technology. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Buffone) Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:40:20 +0000 DON'T TEXT-AND-DRIVE: Driver's unfinished text message serves as sad reminder <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/686372823sad-smiley.png" alt="" /></div>Alexander Heit, 22, died when his car crashed as he was texting a friend. His parents have released a photo of his incomplete text as a reminder to others not to risk using a phone while driving. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:44:42 +0000 Texting preferred over talking in the UK says Ofcom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/154730683smartphones.png" alt="" /></div>Brits no longer feel the need to have a good chinwag on the old dog-and-bone, with the younger generation leading the charge of sending text messages over making calls, so says a recent Ofcom study. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:12:34 +0000 Third of phone owning U.S. teens send 100 texts a day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12002201671273448227_diagram-04.png" alt="" /></div>Reuters is reporting one third of U.S. teenagers with mobile phones will send over 100 texts each day. This means texting has become the most popular form of communication for young people as discovered in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matt Blowes) Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:34:01 +0000 Seniors engage in sexting, says AARP <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/522127711text.png" alt="" /></div>Sending sexually explicit text messages is not limited to unruly teens, according to a new article from the American Association of Retired Persons. The report highlights several individual cases of retirement-age individuals who like to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Carera) Fri, 29 Jan 2010 22:41:30 +0000 SMS education courses to be offered in Canadian schools <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/611521712one copy.png" alt="" /></div>In a report from the Montreal Gazette, a text education course will be introduced in 100 Grade 7 classrooms across the country in a pilot program. If all goes well, a full program will be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Antonio Miceli) Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:02:53 +0000 Cost of texting abroad for Europeans is lowered <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1916286341eu.jpg" alt="" /></div>The European Commission has announced that as of today, July 1, customers roaming in another EU Member State will not only benefit from lower prices for making and receiving calls but also for texting when... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 01 Jul 2009 23:02:07 +0000 AT&T may have altered the outcome of American Idol <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/att.gif" alt="" /></div>American Idol year after year continues to attract millions of viewers and many of those who watch will also vote for their favorite performer. One way of entering your ballot is by texting. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 28 May 2009 00:29:47 +0000 New York Times says texting is hurting teens <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/724233334cellphone.gif" alt="" /></div>What is it that the New York Times claims is causing teens anxiety, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation? They claim teens are doing it at school, late at night, at restaurants... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 27 May 2009 00:16:54 +0000 Two men send 217,000 text messages, $26,000 bill <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/724233334cellphone.gif" alt="" /></div>Two men set out with the ambition to see how many text message they could send a month and rallied up 217,000 messages. The duo Nick Andes, 29, and Doug Klinger, 30, were relying... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 23 Apr 2009 01:47:41 +0000 Possibly Steep Learning Curve for iPhone Texting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Chicago-based usability consultancy User Centric, users new to Apple's much vaunted iPhone, but who have previous texting experience, may have difficulty adjusting to the phone's texting style, with its touchscreen described as &quot;potentially... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:55:00 +0000 MSN in texting deal with Orange <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>MSN, Microsoft's Internet services arm, signed up French mobile carrier Orange in the biggest deal yet for its Hotmail and MSN Messaging service to mobile phones. In the deal with Orange, MSN... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 20 May 2003 14:50:25 +0000