If you’re an infrequent texter with a commitment to AT&T, you may want to reevaluate your usage starting this weekend -- that’s when Ma Bell kills off everything except unlimited and per-use text messaging fees in an effort to “streamline” their offerings. Is that marketing speak for “soak our customer”?
Once the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system becomes available for download, iOS users will have the ability to seamlessly communicate, share files, and wirelessly update their devices. With perks like this, it’s difficult to see how anyone could find anything too hateful in Cupertino’s latest cloud-based creation -- except for cellular carriers. Word around the campfire is that Apple knew word of the their new cloud-based offerings wouldn’t go over well with with telecoms. They were so certain of this that they even elected to keep their two closest North American wireless partners -- Verizon and AT&T -- out of the loop, with the cellular providers learning about the company’s cloud-based offerings at the same time as the rest of the world. Could Cupertino’s snub drive a wedge between Apple and the carriers?
There are plenty of free iPhone apps capable of getting you cheap phone calls and text messages, but if you’re a user of the desktop application VoxOx, you’ll be particularly interested in hearing about the company’s latest offering.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.
Did you know you can send SMS text messages with AIM? Just type in your friend’s phone number with +1 at the beginning. It’s a great way to send a text message from an iPad or iPod touch without needing a dedicated texting app.
Waiting for an important text message? Now you'll get two vibrations instead of one for SMS messages. Now you'll know the difference between an email and text while your iPhone is in your pocket. Thanks Benjamin Mayo for the tip.
If you’re not a frequent user of text messaging with AT&T, you might be in for a shock next week -- the carrier looks to be consolidating their text message plans, eliminating the low and high ends and meeting somewhere in the middle.
The heavens parted and the gods smiled upon tech fans this Tuesday, November 16. No, we’re not talking about The Beatles finally landing on iTunes (although that was also pretty cool) -- Apple has finally blessed the official Google Voice app for the iPhone, and you can download it for free right now.
Text messaging power users, your day just got better! We've got a ton of exciting tutorials on how to get the most out of that simple messaging app on your iPhone. Today's tips teach you how to see more of your messaging history, follow along with the message's current character count and insert a subject line. We'll also show you the proper way to enter phone numbers in a message recipient list.