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Thank Goodness I'm Not the Only One Who Just Learned How to Type a Degree Symbol on an iPhone

I'll admit that I'm not the most tech-savvy person you'll ever meet, which explains why I often find myself questioning how to do the most seemingly simple things on my iPhone. Like typing out a degree symbol, for example. Have you ever been casually texting a friend about the weather, only to have to describe the temperature by fully typing out the word "degrees" rather than simply using the symbol for it? You and I both. Luckily, there's a way to type the degree symbol on your iPhone an...
Tags: Iphone, Religion, Texting, Tech Tips

Thousands Tell the FCC to Scrap Its Dumb Rules That Let Carriers Block Text Messages

Thousands of people have written to the Federal Communications Commission to lambast the agency over its controversial decision to give wireless carriers far more power over text messages sent to large groups.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Sms, Mms, Federal Communications Commission, Texting

Why this boomer is a text message convert

It seems as though baby boomers, once a dominant force in every industry, will be left by the wayside if they don't adapt to today's technology. That's why this boomer agent has taken to texting — a method of communication that has worked very well with millennial and Gen X clients and agents.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Texting, Select, Brenda King, Agent Communication

Yup, Verizon Texting Was Busted

If you’re a Verizon customer and had a hard time texting this morning, you weren’t imagining things. The company had a widespread texting outage that left customers up and down the East Coast unable to send or receive messages.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Sms, Texting, East Coast, Outage

What's RCS Messaging and Why Should You Care? [Updated]

Updated February 4, 2019 - This article has been updated from its original version, which incorrectly labeled Universal Profile as the name for the original RCS protocol. LifeHakcer regrets the error.Read more...
Tags: Messaging, Sms, Texting, Lifehacks, RCS, Universal Profile, RCS Chat

What's RCS Messaging and Why Should You Care? 

Google has officially adopted the next-gen “RCS” text messaging protocol, which doesn’t really matter right now if you don’t use its Google Fi service. However, the company is also pushing every single carrier to move to RCS from SMS—a much-needed upgrade—and that will have a significant impact on your texting,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Messaging, Sms, Texting, Lifehacks, RCS, Universal Profile, RCS Chat

It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes

It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes

Zipwhip Gets $51.5M for Software That Lets Businesses Text Customers

Texting has grown well beyond person-to-person communications. To remind customers about upcoming appointments or notify diners their restaurant tables are ready, for example, text messages have in many businesses replaced phone calls and light-up buzzer systems.But text-based communications between businesses and their customers are becoming more of a two-way dialogue, with organizations increasingly allowing people to send them texts to do things like schedule appointments and place orders—me...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Facebook, Email, Imessage, Trends, Tech, E-mail, Smartphones, Sms, Mobile Apps, Vc, Software, Facebook Messenger, Goldman Sachs, Texting

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