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New app that lets you text without Internet connection or cell service

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:28

A new app in the virtual world called FireChat has been launched that lets users communicate with others in close proximity without any service provider or Internet.

Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you text and walk

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 15:52

US tech giant Apple has filed a patent for new technology that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user.

Does Facebook-WhatsApp deal mean death of SMS?

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:41

Facebook announced its WhatsApp acquisition plans for an eye popping 19 billion dollars and the market went dizzy with the initial sticker stock, however, the biggest question still remains whether mobile messaging eventually bring death to the traditional SMS text messaging.

WhatsApp glitch brings back dead from grave

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 15:19

WhatsApp users have reportedly discovered a flaw in the messaging service, as a result of which, even those who have apparently left this world, appear `active` in the virtual world.

BlackBerry 'pauses' global rollout of BBM for Android, iOS

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 18:13

However, the Canada-based firm, which has not specified the time when the app will be available, said customers who have downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to use it.

BBM chat on Android, iPhone to be available from Saturday

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:24

Android users will be able to download the application on Saturday, while iPhone users can get it on Sunday.

New messaging app allows texting without leaving a trace

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:07

A new messaging app called Ansa has been developed for those who take their online footprint seriously.

Phone users will send 2 mn words of SMS’ in their lifetime: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 11:42

Researchers predict this would total 1,993,200 if someone texted friends from their mid-teens to the age of 80.

Texting while driving more dangerous than talking on phone

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 18:38

Trying to do two visual tasks at once hurt performance in both tasks significantly more than combining a visual and an audio task, a new research has found.

Americans spend 23 hours per week online, texting

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 20:38

Addicted to Internet! An average user in the US spends a staggering 23 hours a week emailing, texting and using social networking sites and other forms of online communication, new research has found.

Adults spend almost 91% of time on mobile phone

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 15:51

Ninety-one percent of adults own cell phones and apparently spend 91 percent of the time using them for talking or texting, a study on American adults have revealed.

Nearly 43% of youths admit to texting while driving

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 16:14

According to a study, nearly 43 percent of high school students of driving age, who were surveyed in 2011, reported texting while driving at least once in the past 30 days.