How to Disable iMessage Read Receipts on iPhone

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By default, Apple enables what are called “read receipts” on your iPhone, here’s how to disable the feature in iMessage. Read receipts, when enabled, allow your recipient to see when you read their text message in iMessage. This is fine and all if you have nothing to hide, but if you have read receipts enabled, […]

How to Change the Galaxy S6 Text Message App

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The brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 has a lot to offer out of the box, but can also be heavily customized with a new theme tool, apps from the Google Play Store, 3rd party add-ons and more. Like most Android smartphones made by someone other than Google, the Galaxy S6 has its very own app […]

How to Change the Text Message App on the HTC One M9

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Just like most Android smartphones made by someone other than Google, the HTC One M9 has its very own app for sending and receiving text messages. Rather than use Hangouts or Google’s stock Messenger app, HTC, Samsung and others create their own tailored around their own user interface guidelines. Here though, we’ll explain how to […]

How to Send A Text in Hangouts

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Last year a lot of changes occurred and new featured were added to Google Hangouts. Google’s own chat service similar to WhatsApp and many others. Google Voice was integrated so you can make phone calls, and they even added the option to use Google Hangouts as your default text message app on Android smartphones. Unless […]

5 Best Android Text App Alternatives

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With online messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat getting more and more popular, not to mention Facebook Messenger, millions of Android users all still likely use regular text messaging apps. Manufacturers like Samsung and HTC have their own messaging apps, but if you don’t like your stock option, there are plenty of alternatives available. Whether […]

How to Send Photos & Videos in iOS 8 Messages

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iOS 8 is out in full force and there are a ton of new features that users can enjoy with the new update. Perhaps the biggest new feature for texters are the improvements to the Messages app. The Messages app in iOS 8 remains largely unchanged compared to iOS 7, but there are a few […]

How to Quick Reply in iMessage on iPhone, No Jailbreak Required

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Quickly replying to text messages is something we all like doing to save time and make it more convenient to use our iPhones. However, iOS doesn’t really make that process as easy as it could be. The only way to get quick reply with the Messages app on your iPhone is to jailbreak it and […]

Apple’s iMessage Fix Could Arrive with iOS 8 or iOS 7.1.2

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There has been a lot of fuss recently over a huge problem with iMessage, and while it’s been a prevailing issue for several years now, Apple is just now finally acknowledging the problem and will have a fix for it in the form of a “future software update,” most likely with the release of iOS […]

How to Fix iMessage Problems When Switching to Android

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A major issue with Apple’s iMessage service is that many users have issues with their own phone number correctly transferring to a non-iPhone smartphone, but there are solutions to make the transition much smoother if you’re switching over to Android from an iPhone. Former editor-in-chief of Lifehacker Adam Pash recently wrote about his troubles when […]

How to Use Voice Dictation in iOS 7

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Typing long blocks of text on a mobile device can get pretty tiresome after awhile, and it’s really just kind of annoying. We already showed you how to set up text expansion so that you’re typing can be dialed down just a little bit, but that can only do so much. If you’re just not […]

How to Show Full Names in Messages and Mail on iOS 7

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iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and you’ve no doubt updated already and are probably confused by all of the little changes. The big changes are very welcomed, but it’s the small changes that are kind of annoying you right now. This includes the default use of only first names showing […]

AT&T CEO Regrets Offering Unlimited iPhone Data

AT&T CEO Regrets Offering Unlimited iPhone Data

AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson, in some surprisingly candid remarks, has stated that offering unlimited iPhone data was a mistake and that he loses sleep over iMessage, Apple’s internet-based messaging service, a service that is cutting into the company’s revenue stream. According to the New York Times, in remarks at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in […]

Gmail Adds TXT – Again

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Gmail has just added the ability to do text messaging from the chat window.  Text messaging was actually supposed to come out a few weeks ago, but was pulled at the last second because of a glitch.  I tried it out with Warner and it seemed to work just fine now – when he replied, […]