New Service Closes Loop on Missed Calls
Jul 24, 2003, 6:24 PM by (staff)
Comverse this week announced "Notify Me". With the new service, when a user tries to call an unavailable wireless phone, (out-of-range or turned off,) the caller can choose to be notified via SMS when the desired party becomes available. The service boosts carrier revenue by converting failed call attempts into successful calls. Notify Me includes privacy options for users to opt out, and is capable of working across different carriers. The product is available immediately for GSM carriers, with a CDMA version to follow in three months.
Review: LG V30
The LG V30 is a flagship handset that tries to move the needle forward with a stylish design, 18:9 display, and powerful camera features. This metal-and-glass Android slab is a gorgeous piece of hardware that has lots going for it.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Jun 14, 2016
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Apple Debuts New Bands for Apple Watch
Mar 21, 2018
Apple today revealed its Spring collection of bands for the Apple Watch, which include a variety of new colors and styles. Apple updated the Woven Nylon band with stripes and colors.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Mar 24, 2017
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Researchers Suggest Phone Makers Mislead Consumers About Security Patches
Apr 12, 2018
Security Research Labs says Android phone makers often miss security patches but still tell owners the phones are up-to-date. Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell examined the code of some 1,200 phones from more than a dozen phone makers for every security patch released during 2017.