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Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS

Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS

By 24 January 2013

Everyone knows about using Skype for its instant messaging abilities. Along with Skype calls, Skype-to-Skype IM is a core feature for the millions of users the world over. That isn’t the end of the messaging story, however, and, as part of Secret Skype... >>

Music2Text bringing tracks to your phone via SMS

Music2Text bringing tracks to your phone via SMS

By 19 July 2012

Music2Text is introducing a new way of downloading music using the old school tool that is texting. Music fans can simply text a name of a song to Music2Text and so long as the track is in its database it will be sent as a download to their phone. The... >>

APP OF THE DAY: SMS Backup+ review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: SMS Backup+ review (Android)

By 9 April 2012

Remember the bad old days of copying contacts from your phone memory to your SIM card and back again when you got a new phone? Then came syncing with your computer and now, blissfully, we've moved almost all of this to the cloud. The problem of backing-up... >>

Self-deleting text app MyDestructibleText arrives on iPhone

Self-deleting text app MyDestructibleText arrives on iPhone

By 22 November 2011

Many will feel this self-deleting text service that has just launched on iPhone is a little dodgy; however it doesn't contain adult content or malware, so how is it dodgy? Well it's clear as day that rather than being used, as the example on the MyDestructibleText's... >>

Orange predicts a white and texty Christmas

Orange predicts a white and texty Christmas

By 21 December 2010

Vodafone recently told us how the snow at the end of November led to a massive boom in MMS sending, as people around the UK swapped pictures of their white covered streets and snowman efforts. And now Orange is predicting that with the snow set to continue... >>

Twitter buys SMS startup Cloudhopper

Twitter buys SMS startup Cloudhopper

By 26 April 2010

Twitter has announced that it's acquiring a messaging infrastructure company called Cloudhopper, signifying that it's not ready to give up on its humble SMS beginnings just yet. The company originally implemented the 140-character limit so that any tweet... >>

Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

By 1 February 2010

The UK's love of text messaging is continuing to grow, recent figures from the Mobile Data Association show, despite the rise of "social messaging" via services like Twitter. The just released stats take into account both text messages and picture and... >>

Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts

Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts

By 22 December 2009

Orange is predicting a "bumper crop" of text and picture messages this Christmas and New Year as customers use the network to send season's greetings. While last year broke Orange records with more than 100 million text messages and more than one million... >>

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

By 10 December 2009

On Friday 11 December 2009, listeners in the United Kingdom can send free picture messages to the Radio 1 messaging number for a chance to see their images featured on the Radio 1 website. "Picture Messaging Day" is said to be designed to help young listeners... >>

Vodafone offering free international texts all day today

Vodafone offering free international texts all day today

By 20 November 2009

They've kept this one quiet, but it seems Vodafone is offering free international texts all day today, so if you're a Vodafone customer and there's anyone overseas that you'd like to surprise with an SMS out of the blue, today is the day. Vodafone customers... >>


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