WhatsApp Hits The 500 Million Users Mark; Growth Faster Than That Of Facebook

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WhatsApp, popular in its own right, seems to have been buoyed by its connection with social networking mammoth Facebook. In February this year, Facebook announced its $16 billion (plus $3 billion in restricted stock units for employees and the founders) acquisition plan of the popular mobile messaging platform (The Federal Trade Commission approved the deal […]

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Black SMS: The iPhone App Any Sexter Would Love

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Black SMS is a new App Store app which encrypts texts and emails so that they are unreadable without installing the said app and a password. This means that, those who have sexting as a serious hobby or are in an illicit relationship via SMS will love the new app more, although anyone with an iPhone or iPad can use it.

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Swiftkey X Android App Now Even MORE Predictive

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The SwiftKey app for Android is supposed to be intelligent. It gradually learns your typing habits and your favourite words to help speed up your typing, then gives you a predictive text experience that is more personalized than that lousy autocorrect. The keyboard picks up all the special and uncommon words you frequently use and stores them in a library, then offers them up as word suggestions the next time you begin to spell the word.

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Spot Connect lets Bluetooth phones communicate with satellites

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Satellite phones are usually pretty expensive, both to buy and to use. That’s to be expected, since you’re going to have a hard time getting cell phone service in the middle of the jungle. With Spot Connect, though, you can tweet and text on the (relatively) cheap.

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SafeCell app uses Bluetooth to make in-flight passenger communications cheap

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Making a phone call on any international or domestic flight is going to cost you a pretty penny, some airlines in Europe, Asia and the Middle East offer GSM Picocell connections for in-flight calling, others like Lufthansa use a SkyPhone service. Regardless of how a the call is made it’s going to cost you about $10 a minute.

A company called ASiQ, based in Melbourne Australia has announced a new SafeCell App in conjunction with a Bluetooth access point for airlines to offer passengers affordable SMS, MMS, voice messaging and text email from their mobile phones.

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Text Messaging Makes Teens Value Speed over Accuracy

Most of us already know that many teenagers send a lot of text messages. With quick tapping fingers, they can send a huge number of messages to their friends, asking for weekend plans or what to eat for lunch. As it turns out, these fast thumbs are affecting their brains. Monach University conducted some research […]

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