Another hot one for today. So I’m not an o2 user. I don’t know anyone who uses o2. That’s apparently 15 million people who I don’t know at all. Weird, eh? I’m sure someone in my address book actually uses o2, but I’m not aware of it. Anyway I thought it was time to mark […]
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I had to do another note on BT’s recently upgraded SMS to landline service. I was listening to the Chris Moyles podcast last night (www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/) and they’d sent a few texts to a landline and recorded Tom Baker’s voice delivering the message. It is officially a hot service! Hats off to the folks at BT. […]
I’ve read a few articles recently about the Google "Send-to-SMS" function that they recently released on their new Toolbar. These articles are far too alarmist I think. They exclaim to the world that Google may log the text of the message that you send. No biggie, surely? It’s a free service. In fact if they’re […]
An interesting review of and look into the future from this article in www.gizmag.co.uk Link: Here
Wicked! Check SmartDV Mobile out: SnapDV Mobile allows the capture on Nokia Series 60 phones of panoramic scenes, through a single click on the phone. The JPEG images that are captured can then be sent as an MMS. Compatiable Devices: Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia N70, Nokia Series 60 […]
MORE than 40 per cent of school students are chronically sleep deprived, leaving them grumpy and disadvantaged at school the next day, a study has found. Many are losing precious sleep because they are staying up late into the night sending text messages to friends via their mobile phones, education expert and clinical psychologist Andrew […]
Emily at www.textually.org has a story about PayPal recruiting for senior product manager to head up PayPal Mobile. It’s getting interesting. PayPal should have got in on this space years ago. Here’s the piece: http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2006/02/011412.htm Meanwhile I’m pleased to see a lot of people commenting positively on www.textpayme.com. It’s all good for the consumer!
So it’s a quiet day today. I’m looking around for a daily fix of SMS news… guess what… nothing. Nada. The wires are quiet.
Two High Schools in Wales have introduced a bully text-line to enable concerned students to anonymously text in to get advice and reassuring support. Surely this should be extended to a national service soon? More: Here
I wondered if there was anything happening with Vodafone and their 3g data card. I’ve been using it for ages with my laptop and loving every second of it — there is possibly nothing better for a self-confessed geek than sitting in the pub with the laptop whilst connected at near broadband speeds. Now the […]
The Lebanon Daily Star reports that SMS is being used to help tackle road safety. Citizens are being sent text messages (with their permission one assumes) reminding them to wear their seatbelts and not to drink and drive. Read more: Here
Right on! I’m pleased to hear Verizon are on the case with spam. Verizon Wireless, the second largest cell phone carrier in the United States, announced Wednesday that it had won a permanent injunction against a Florida company that had been spamming its users with unsolicited text messages. Link: Here