Posts tagged with: SMS
  • by | November 22, 2013 1:44 PM

    Technology sites like Pocketnow often focus on carrier coverage and wireless technologies made available through the cellular towers that dot our landscape. We are constantly bombarded with acronyms: EDGE, GMRS, HSPA, Wi-Max, LTE, CDMA, GSM, and so on. That's all fine and good, but one technology we often overlook is WiFi. More often that we'd like to admit our "traditional" cellular coverage (voice and text) isn't ideal, but that's something that could be remedied through data networks. Local-area wireless networks have some distinct advantages over their wide-area cousins -- advantages ...

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  • by | May 21, 2013 10:18 AM

    There is no shortage of options when it comes to communicating with a modern smartphone. There are literally hundreds – likely even thousands – of different ways to communicate. There's the voice call, which is no longer a staple in mobile communication for many. And there is an endless supply of different IP messengers available, free of charge, depending on what mobile OS you use. There's email, for the more traditional feel of correspondence. And there are several popular social networking sites around the Web that are (generally) easy to access via mobile and, likewise, great for ...

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  • by | May 17, 2013 6:00 AM

    At the opening Google I/O 2013 keynote, Google revealed that it would be taking a much different approach to the developer conference than it had in years past. It was less about consumers and consumer products, and more about services and developers – as it should be. Many were upset over the lack of new hardware and the lack of a true point update to the Android operating system. But as I explained in an editorial on Wednesday, there was much more to the keynote than what initially met the eye. It was about updating the OS in a way all existing users (or every user on version 2.2 and ...

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  • by | June 19, 2012 1:10 PM

    Last week, I wrote an article laying out my smartphone history, in which I waxed nostalgic about some of the devices and platforms from my past. The idea was to give readers some context for where I'm coming from, device-wise, and it led to a lot of great comments from users who wanted to share their own lists and favorite-device memories. A side-effect of looking backward over the course of my smartphone-owning life, however, has been a renewed fascination with a few apps from my younger days. Topping the list, this week at least, are those apps which functioned as virtual secretaries. ...

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  • by | May 17, 2012 2:37 PM

    Earlier this month, Verizon Wireless announced that it was targeting a date sometime in 2013 for delivery of a new service to its customers. The new feature isn't a high-speed data option or device upgrade policy, but something much more mundane or critical, depending on your perspective: an SMS-to-911 backbone. Developed in partnership with TeleCommunication Systems, the system will allow customers in the United States to send SMS text messages to emergency-response call centers. This is something that's been in the works for a very long time, and it makes a lot of sense: I've talked ...

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