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Some MediaTek based smartphones found to suffer from a bizarre SMS vulnerability

by: Robert TriggsJune 24, 2014
A small selection of MediaTek based smartphones are vulnerable to a simple SMS exploit which causes them to reboot.
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T-Mobile pretends to suddenly care about Premium SMS issues

by: William Neilson JrJune 11, 2014
Last year, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced that AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile had struck an agreement with forty-five states to stop billing for these very same Premium SMS services (or as he put it "scam artists"). Premium SMS services have been around for years and have almost always been a source of fraud. Carriers did not do anything about the fraud for years because they received a cut of the profit, often as high as 40%.
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10 Free Apps To Make Free Calls On Android

by: Joe HindyMay 8, 2014
In this app list, we'll explore the best 9 top Android apps that make free calls on Android. Whether you're on mobile or a tablet, make some phone calls!
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The best SMS replacement apps for Android

by: Joe HindyMarch 18, 2014
The world is evolving very quickly. Soon, texting will be a thing of the past. Looking to evolve early? Check out the best SMS replacement apps for Android.
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Hangouts update fixes MMS bug

by: Shawn IngramDecember 9, 2013
A new update to Hangouts for Android brings a number of fixes to how the app handles SMS and group messages. Some users reported trouble sending and receiving MMS messages through Hangouts. This version should fix those issues, making it a more reliable app for text messaging. Read on for more details!
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SMS-based DOS attack can cause Nexus devices to reboot or lose data connection

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 29, 2013
Security researcher Bogdan Alecu discovered a vulnerability that exposes Nexus devices to denial-of-service attacks based on a special type of SMS.
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Android 4.4 KitKat to have “default SMS app;” developers advised to get their apps ready

by: Chris SmithOctober 14, 2013
Google has announced that Android 4.4 KitKat will bring some important SMS changes, advising developers of SMS apps to prepare updates for their apps accordingly.
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What is SMS and how does it work?

by: Robert TriggsOctober 13, 2013
SMS may be one of the oldest and most commonly used methods of mobile communication, but how does a message make it from handset A to handset B?
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5 Android Apps You Don’t Want To Miss! [Google Play Weekly]

by: Joe HindyOctober 12, 2013
In this week's Google Play Weekly, we talk about Final Fantasy 6, AirPlay on Android, Hangouts getting SMS, HBO shows on the Play Store, and more!
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Google abandons industry standard for IM, which has SMS implications for Hangouts

by: Nate SwannerMay 24, 2013
For mobile, the switch from Google Talk to Hangouts was little more than a facelift. The deeper issues reside in back-end utility, and inside desktop applications. Google Talk inside of GMail will allow for SMS or calls. Hangouts will not, currently.
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