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I Quit Texting For A Week And It Sucked

What happens when you quit texting? Tech Insider’s Alyssa Pagano tried it out and here are her results. Could you go cold turkey on texting?
Tags: Text, Communication, Radio, Texting, Texts, Mobile Phone, General Interest, Tech Insider, Communicating, Alyssa Pagano

This Surfboard Photo Could Be the Next "The Dress" Debate: Do You See Bumps or Grooves?

When a fellow POPSUGAR employee was texting with a group of his surf buddies about this Craigslist ad for a used surfboard, he mentioned to the group that based on this up-close photo of the board, it must be damaged, because it looks like something had eaten away at the surface. He quickly sparked a debate with his friends, who either saw wax bumps or wax-filled grooves. We brought the debate to the office, and the photo created a divide: team bumps or team grooves. And yes, the great dress col...
Tags: Photography, Craigslist, Religion, Humor, Texting, Digital Life, Popsugar, Brain Teasers

Saudi Arabia Will Now Notify Women by Text If They've Been Divorced

Women in Saudi Arabia—who have long been subjected to a litany of misogynistic restrictions on their behavior, including totalitarian male guardianship laws—will soon receive text messages to inform them of changes to their marital status as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “reforms” of the country’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Sexism, Saudi Arabia, Sms, Middle East, Texting, Mohammed bin Salman

The FBI Is Looking Into a Mike Pence Poseur That Texted Republican Members of Congress

The FBI is investigating an incident where someone posing as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, contacted Republican members of the House of Representatives and tried to extract information on their whereabouts and “availability for meetings,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. One GOP…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Republicans, Congress, Cybersecurity, Sms, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Gop, House Of Representatives, Texting, Wall Street Journal, Mike Pence, Alyssa Farah

How to Schedule Text Messages on Android

Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful feature.Read more...
Tags: Android, Calendar, Scheduling, Texting, Lifehacks, Ifttt, Google Calendar, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Pulse Sms

Sleep Texting Is Real, So Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed

You already know you shouldn’t sleep near your phone because doing so screws with your sleep schedule. Here’s another reason: You could text nonsense to your friends and have no memory of the conversation in the morning. Read more...
Tags: Sleep, Smartphones, Phones, Texting, Lifehacks

The best texting games

Gaming consoles keep getting more advanced, but you can still have fun with the good old fashioned Latin alphabet. Here are our picks for the best texting games, so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan or basic cell phone. The post The best texting games appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Games, Trends, Social Media, Smartphone, Texting, Android Army

New Automated Scheduling Feature: Ari

New Automated Scheduling Feature Speeds up, Personalizes Interview Appointment Process While perhaps not faster than a speeding bullet, TextRecruit’s brand new automated scheduling feature is your newest arsenal in the war on slow, stodgy recruiting conversations. For both candidates and recruiters, phone or email tag to find a convenient interview time are a thing of the […]
Tags: News, Texting, Text Messaging, Branding, Ari, Blog Posts, TextRecruit, Recruiting Tools, Text Recruiting, Automated Scheduling

Dating Might Get Better If We All Stopped Texting

One of the most exciting notifications you can get on your phone is a new message from your crush/current bae. One of the most anxious feelings is waiting for that notification to come in. What if we just eliminated texting in relationships all together?Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Dating, Texting, Lifehacks

Remember the Delightful Messenger-Only Gadgets That Failed to Conquer the World?

Once upon a time, instant messaging was king. Before social media apps and smartphones rose to prominence, these free-to-use services ruled. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Instant Messenger, ICQ, you name it—everyone had their drug of choice. There was just one problem with these revolutionary methods of…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Fail, Instant Messaging, Texting

Funny and clever anti-drunk driving sign

As a wise man once said, "It's funny cause it's true." (r/funny)
Tags: Post, News, Safety, Funny, Alcohol, Cars, Drinking, Driving, Texting

The Value of Texting Your Customers

How often do you have an important question for your customer, but you just can’t get them to pick up  their phone? Being forced to wait around until the customer checks their email or listens to that voicemail can be frustrating, but don’t worry, we found your solution! Did you know that SMS text messages have a 99% open rate, 90% of which happens in the first three minutes of receiving the message? This is the end of your communication struggles. It’s 2018 and with over 63% of in dividual...
Tags: Funding, Advertising, Marketing, Cars, Communication, New, Car, Text Message, Repair, Customer, Autos, Texting, Shell, Struggle, Generation, Lead

SMS Connect will allow you to use Skype to text from your PC

If you're a fan of Skype, then we have some good news for you. Microsoft is working on a new Skype feature called SMS Connect, which will allow you to use Skype to send and receive text messages on your PC, provided you have an Android phone. A desktop app is currently in the testing […] The post SMS Connect will allow you to use Skype to text from your PC appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Microsoft, Trends, Texting, Skype

What LinkedIn doesn’t tell you about recruiting email

When was the last time you emailed a potential job candidate, but never heard back from them? If you’re like most people who source passive candidates, it was probably just this morning. A recent survey shows that only 5.2%* of people in the U.S. have responded to a recruiter’s message in the last three months. […]
Tags: Featured, News, Linkedin, Tech, Recruiting, Texting, Hiring, Emails, Branding, Textio, Blog Posts, Recruitment Marketing, Sourcing, Tech Stack

How far are we with texting as a candidate engagement driver?

OK, some personal factoids up front just for a little bit of context: I’m currently 37, best I can tell via doing math. I was married/with someone for about eight years who was my age. That ended in early 2017. Now, past the midpoint of 2018, I’m with a 29 year-old. Why should this matter? […]
Tags: Featured, News, Recruiting, Texting, Hiring, Branding, Canvas, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Jobvite, Icims, TextRecruit, Text Recruiting

How to Secretly Open Texts If You Have Your Read Receipts On

We’ll be the first to say that being worried about someone knowing if you’ve read their message is a little ridiculous. Reading the message is the whole point of texting, and yet… we can also admit there are some strategic reasons why you’d want a message to appear unread. Many messaging services like WhatsApp,…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Imessage, Texting, Lifehacks, Read Receipts

Messenger Kids launches in Mexico

Messenger Kids, Facebook’s parent-controlled messaging app that lets kids text, call, video chat, and use face filters, has now arrived in Mexico. The launch follows Messenger Kids’ recent expansion outside the U.S., where in June it first became available to users in Canada and Peru. The app in Mexico works the same as it does elsewhere – parents have to approve all the contacts the child is allowed to talk to – whether that’s family members the child knows, like grandma and grandpa, or the chi...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Family, Kids, Parents, Children, Mexico, Social Media, Tech, Ios Apps, Canada, Android Apps, Peru, Texting, Chat, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

A Bug in Samsung's Default Texting App Is Sending Random Pics to Other People

Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone’s texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Texting, Samsung Galaxy, T Mobile, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 8, Time To Check Your Texts, Samsung Messages

Was a Texting Driver Found Still Clutching a Phone After a Fatal Car Crash?

A photograph of a car crash scene is real, but the accompanying story was evidently manufactured to dissuade people from texting while driving.
Tags: News, Car Crash, Texting, Fauxtography

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 25, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Trump and Automakers Reaffirm National Mileage Rules— –Prelim Report on Fatal Uber Crash has been released by the NTSB— –Trump weighs new tariffs on imported cars/parts based on national security concerns— –NTSB recommends seat belts on all new school buses– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Trump, Auto Officials Re-Affirm Goal of National Mileage Rules California’s top air-quality official held a series...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Florida, Technology, Minnesota, Maryland, Safety, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, America, Los Angeles

Unique Driving Restrictions in the United Kingdom

If you are planning to drive in the United Kingdom (UK) there are a number of rules, regulations and restrictions which every motorist needs to be aware of to be able to drive safely and legally – not to mention some unusual rules of etiquette to follow. We caught up with Darren from the UK’s Big Motoring World who gave us some advice for venturing out on the UK roads. Firstly, if you are bringing a car from abroad, and you wish to drive in the UK, you need to know that we drive on the left an...
Tags: Europe, UK, Safety, Scotland, Miscellaneous, Stephen King, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Distracted Driving, Tips, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Driver's License, Insurance Companies, Darren

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 18, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy— –Close to 50,000 People in Waco, TX could be headed for jail due to non-payment of traffic fines— –Truck Driver Shortage will affect all of us– –TX AG says no more public funds can be used for toll roads— –CAF Settlement shines light on NYCPD transparency– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy Drivers of borrowed veh...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Privacy, Safety, California, Oregon, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Miscellaneous, Sacramento, America, Fuel, Georgia, Walmart

Proposed Hands-Free Driving Bill Passes Georgia House

A bill aimed at combatting distracted driving in Georgia passed in the state’s House of Representatives last month and now will go to the Senate for a vote. Sponsored by Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta), the state’s first hands-free driving bill makes it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, although using a GPS system and voice features on mobile phones are still allowed. The law does not apply if the mobile phone is used while the car is parked, when an emergency is being reported, or when...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Senate, Georgia, Legislation, House, House Of Representatives, Distracted Driving, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Driver's License, Carson, Georgia House, Seat Belt, Traffic Law Blog

iMessage for Windows Would Be Sick

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen sharing and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Microsoft, Imessage, Messaging, Smartphones, Texting, Chat, Consumer Tech, Your Phone, Is Microsoft Chat Something We Want

Bringing iMessage to Windows Would Be Sick, and Possibly the Start of Something Bigger

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen sharing and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Microsoft, Imessage, Messaging, Smartphones, Texting, Chat, Consumer Tech, Your Phone, Is Microsoft Chat Something We Want

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 11, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Researchers say Draeger Breathalyzer is flawed— –Fed Stats show alcohol, seatbelt use more relevant than speed during crashes— –US House votes to overturn rule against car loan discrimination— –Texas AG says state tax dollars cannot be used to build toll roads— –A new kind of motorist trap in Arkansas—a Window Tint Trap– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Researchers say a breathalyzer has flaws, casting ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Technology, Mississippi, Privacy, Colorado, California, Boston, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, US, America, Fuel, Tesla, Infrastructure, Vw

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 4, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Florida Supremes reject RLC challenge– –17 states sue Trump Adm. Over Vehicle Emissions— –EPA wants to freeze CAFÉ Standards at 42mpg through 2026— –Self-Driving Automakers are slowing down after crashes— –CA Gas Tax Repeal to appear on November Ballot– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Story of the Week Florida Supreme Court rejects red-light camera law challenge Florida drivers hoping the state Supreme Court will toss out...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Hollywood, Texas, Technology, London, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Safety, California, Washington, Miscellaneous, America, Barack Obama, Fuel, House

Tennessee Distracted Driving Enforcement

Distracted driving continues to be a problem, causing thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths a year. At the same time, enforcement of distracted driving laws has proven just as problematic. Jurisdictions throughout the United States have laws that penalize texting while driving, one of the most common forms of distracted driving, but for these laws to have any impact, they must be enforced.  However, as Nashville’s Metro Police Department and Tennessee State Troopers have discovered, enfor...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, United States, Tennessee, Distracted Driving, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Nashville Tennessee, Metro Police, Jim Higgins, Traffic Law Blog, Nashville s Metro Police Department, WSMV Nashville

The Digital Deadwalker – Is it time to fine individuals who text and walk

Walking through a crowded street, you can’t help but notice the ‘digital deadwalker’ paying more attention to their screen than the fast-approaching incoming traffic. This is particularly prevalent with millennials – who spend a significant amount of time texting, listening to music, reading emails, browsing social apps, and talking on their phones while walking. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, these distractions have contributed to 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in 2016 and ...
Tags: Technology, Safety, California, Miscellaneous, Glendale, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Honolulu, Fort Lee New Jersey, Governors Highway Safety Association, National Motorists Association, Vania

Georgia Moves to Curtail Mobile Phone Use in Vehicles

Nearly all states in the Union have laws that criminalize the use of a cell phone for texting while driving a motor vehicle. However, these laws are difficult to enforce because of the fact that the use of a cell phone for making phone calls is not against the law. Law enforcement, therefore, struggles to charge individuals with texting and driving without clear knowledge or an admission. Fifteen other states have addressed this by criminalizing the act of holding a phone while driving a motor v...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, Atlanta, Georgia, Legislation, House, Distracted Driving, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Traffic Law Blog, Cory Yager, Kohn Yager