Text Messaging

Texting and walking is annoying. But legislation definitely won’t fix that.

Yes, few things are as annoying — or terrifying — in modern life than someone so engrossed in their smartphone that they step off the curb into …

San Mateo County

Angry texting? Here's how to make sure your meaning gets across

It is widely accepted that any person who texts you using periods is a person who has no business texting you at all. The only exception to this is …

Language

Björk Has Somehow Made The Perfect Song About Falling in Love via Text Message

The idea of falling in love online has existed even before the first AOL chatrooms, ramped up in the days of proto-social media sites like LiveJournal and MySpace even when it was still considered taboo, and has now become mainstream if not the norm thanks to our smart phones and apps like Bumble …

Love

AirText offers new option for in-flight connectivity

Connectivity continues to be a hot trend in avionics, as ever more pilots and passengers search for a solution that allows in-flight messaging and …

iOS

Infographic: Dancing, Texting, Seemingly Harmless Acts That Are Illegal Overseas

Every country has own quirks, which are often reflected in their unique laws—and sometimes, you may break these laws while traveling because you do …

Electronics

Text Messaging Delivers Unexpected Benefits in Candidate Screening

In staffing, speed is of the essence. The job market is moving faster than ever, and industry professionals cannot afford to waste time with phone …

Employment

Voice First: The Future of Interaction?

<b>Summary:</b> Devices which include screens, but employ voice as the primary input method point the way towards a more integrated and useful holistic user …

Automation

Texting Your High School Ex Over Thanksgiving Is Never a Good Idea

Maybe it’s the turkey, or it could be the whole going around the table and saying what you're thankful for thing. Whatever the reason, Thanksgiving …

Amazon Fire TV

Jaywalking while texting may soon net heavy fines

Jaywalking and texting could soon net you a hefty fine in the Bay State.<p>A bill in the legislature is proposing a fine of $50 for the first offense, …

Messaging

Ask Brian: My ex has blocked me on social media because I keep drunk texting him

Myself and my boyfriend of two years broke up over the summer.

News (Ireland)

Texting in crosswalk could cost you $500 in Chicago

Commentary: Two Chicago lawmakers propose a huge fine for those who text while strolling. That would be almost everyone, right?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It was one thing when Honolulu introduced fines for people who text while …

Messaging

10 Ways to Help Teens Be Savvier About Texting

Text messaging is, as all parents are aware, a wildly popular mode of communication for teens.<p>Face-to-face communication can sometimes be confusing …

Teens

HCSO: Fatal rollover may be result of...

Deputies suspect texting while driving may have been to blame for a fatal rollover that left a 21-year-old woman dead overnight.

Distracted Driving

Texting While Crossing The Street? It Could Cost You

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — If you’re not careful, you could be one <i>step</i> away from a big city fine.<p>CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports that two Chicago leaders want you …

Rahm Emanuel

There’s no “i” in iPhone text messaging; here’s what you can do

The letter “i” is bringing frustration to some iPhone users.<p>The issue – a bug that causes the lower-case letter “i” to turn into the letter “A” with …

iOS

Your 2 Cents’ Worth for Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jesus didn’t hate, so why do so many people who claim to follow him?<p><i>— If I could find a church that follows Jesus</i><p>Would the Iowa legislators please …

Des Moines

As local elections loom, voters drown in political text message spam

As local and state elections roll around, so do the unsolicited political text messages.<p>NEW YORK, NY -- If you were spammed this weekend by a local …

Elections

How can colleges best use texting with students?

Colleges and universities can benefit from texting students and parents about campus notifications or events, according to new information from …

Education

mRelief uses text messaging to help people get social assistance

<i>This piece is one of a series that looks at the Knight News Challenge winners, and their thoughts on future trends, on the occasion of the</i> …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

For women in media, sexual harassment is often the norm

The sharp, buzzing noise woke me up around 3 a.m. I rolled over in bed and grabbed my BlackBerry. As a journalist living in Dubai at a time when the …

Feminism

Should it be illegal to cross the street while texting?

Our Lippy London panel discusses a private member's bill that would ban texting while crossing the street<p>Ontario Liberal MPP Yvan Baker's private …

Bitcoin scam text message: How hackers are hijacking your phone for profit

<b>Cyber criminals are using a mass-sent scam text message to hijack the computing power of Australian phones to mine Bitcoin.</b><p>‘classic, hard sell, pump …

Identity Theft

A graphic example of how hard this is for women (WARNING contains explicit language and imagery)

It has been fewer than 72 hours since Pearachute aired Shark Tank, and 3.3M viewers watched as we got a deal with Mark Cuban. Since, it has been a …

Mark Cuban

Psychologists Explain Why Texting In Relationships Is So Amazingly Complicated

As she does for so many affairs of the heart, Lorde speaks for all of us when she sings about the intricacies of texting: “I overthink your …

Relationships

Apple Rolled Out An Official Fix For That Strange Texting Problem

<b>Update:</b> November 9, 2017: After almost a full week of complaints, Apple has finally fixed that annoying "I" problem plaguing iPhone users. Simply …

iOS

Some Galaxy Note8 phones are freezing when the contacts app is opened, even for texting and speed dial

Believe it or not, Google isn't the only company with issues on its flagship devices. We've been informed that many units of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 …

Android News

How cities are saving us from our phones

Texting is killing us.<p>More than 1,500 pedestrians landed in emergency rooms in 2010 because of accidents sustained while texting and walking at the …

Ohio State University

Justin Bieber Is Reportedly Texting Selena "Nonstop" in an Effort to Win Her Back

Is it too late now to say sorry? Probably not.<p>Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have split up after ten months of dating (he even unfollowed her friends and family on Instagram), and fans can't help but notice that their breakup coincides with Selena hanging out non-stop with Justin Bieber. AKA her …

Justin Bieber

A-Rod's Incredible Bathroom Texting Dating Strategy Just Might Change Your Life

Aside from being one of the best baseball players to ever lace up a pair of cleats, Alex Rodriguez is an extremely famous weirdo. There's his rumored …

New York City

You Could Now Be Fined for Texting While Crossing the Streets in Honolulu

Coming off the heels of this post where I wrote that states are trying to remind drivers to “drive safe”, I should add that you’re not off the hook …

Messaging