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Yesterday India rolled a new SMS verification system based on blockchain. However, the botched roll out resulted in users not receiving OTPs required to log into websites or confirm bank transactions.
Google is rolling out an option to schedule messages for select Google Messages users. The feature will allow users to schedule text messages to go out at a date and time they specify in a chat.
Google is preparing a wider rollout of SMS categorization in its Google Messages app. The feature will categorize messages into Personal, Transactions, OTPs, Offers, and More depending on its content.
People in the UK have begun receiving a text message from the government telling them to stay in unless they need to go out. It had to work with carriers as it hasn't got an emergency alert system.
Google has announced a couple of enhancements to the Android Messages app, like Verified SMS for messages from businesses and real-time spam detection. The features are rolling out now.
Twitter has announced that it's suspending the ability to send tweets via SMS while it addresses a vulnerability, with the help of mobile carriers. It comes after Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, got hacked.
Google has announced that apps which access Call Logs or SMS without permission from the company will be removed over the next few weeks. Developers have been asked to modify their apps in some cases.
The option to turn on the new Skype Preview feature for Android and iOS for sending and receiving SMS messages from PC and Mac isn't live yet, though it's now visible on the app's settings.
Microsoft is furthering its digital assistant's integration on Android by testing a new Cortana feature that will enable users to have text messages read out via connected Bluetooth devices.
Amazon announced today that Alexa users will soon be able to use the service to send SMS messages, assuming that the user has an Android phone. There's no word on if it's coming to iPhones.
Huawei devices being released in the coming months will use the Android Messages app as the default text messaging app. Android Messages is capable of Rich Communication Services messaging.
Google will start nudging users still using SMS-based two-factor authentication towards its Google Prompt service by delivering push notifications for authentication even if the service is disabled.
Using a combination of spear-phishing and a flaw in SS7, hackers were able to steal usernames and passwords from German bank users, manipulate SMS message delivery, and steal money from accounts.
In partnership with mobile networks and businesses, Google has announced plans to incorporate an updated messaging standard, Rich Communications Services into a unified app for Android devices.
Facebook has pushed out updates for its Messenger app, bringing not only a new soccer mini-game, but also the ability to handle SMS messages directly in the app. The latter is Android-only.
In a bid to compete with app-based messengers, Google is helping a consortium of carriers implement Rich Communication Services (RCS) to succeed SMS, bringing read receipts to regular texting.
Facebook has been reported to be testing new features with its Messenger app on Android. Some of the noted features are: SMS support and the ability to use multiple accounts in app.
Your regular SMS texting may soon get a nice upgrade, and Windows 10 Mobile users may be ready when it does. Know when your contacts are typing messages or if they have read your text.
In yesterday's video promoting the multitasking capabilities of Windows 10, Microsoft inadvertently gave us another look at the Windows 10 Messaging app shown earlier.
The original method of getting Google Calendar notifications on your phone, SMS notifications, will be shutting down June 27th, 2015, requiring a calendar app for mobile reminders.
Apple is finally allowing its ex-users to deregister from its iMessage service. This was an easy though long time coming fix for the missing texts and SMS problems plaguing those who switched.
Text messaging has been banned in the Central African Republic by order of the country's Prime Minister, Andre Nzapayeke, with all messages being considered a security threat and actively blocked.
Delivering on a promise made earlier this year it seems like Google is getting ready to ship an updated version of its Hangouts app. The update brings SMS integration, a highly requested feature.
Yes, an update to BlackBerry OS 10 that in all fairness brings a ton of new and improved features, also comes with a massive flaw, one that deletes your SMS history or even disables SMS altogether!
We ask Neil Papworth, the man who sent the world'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.
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Facebook has quickly denied a report posted on a UK newspaper web site that claims Facebook is reading smartphone users' text messages via the company's phone app.
According to a new study, new messaging platforms like Apple's iMessage and RIM's BlackBerry Messenger are taking a huge bite out carrier profits by cannibalizing traditional text messaging.
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Microsoft has now confirmed it is working on fixing a flaw reported earlier this week in its Windows Phone OS that allows a device to be shut down via a SMS-based denial-of-service attack.
AT&T will discontinue a "low-tier" messaging plan for new customers on August 21. The plan offered 1000 texts for $10 per month.
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Apple has responded to the security alert reported yesterday about the iPhone being vulnerable by SMS, where a hacker could lock up your iPhone, rending it useless, or even take control over it remotely. Apple...
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Apple is hard at work to patch a serious vulnerability that could allow a hacker to perform malicious acts unknowingly on the iPhone platform. The attack, which hasn't been described in detail, works...