Group chats can get annoying real quick if the people in them are sending rapid-fire texts without hesitation, especially if none of them are any interest to you specifically. Luckily, it's easy to mute notifications for specific message threads. You can even leave a group chat if everyone is using iMessages, but that could lead to you missing an important message.
There's no iMessage app on Android, so unlike the folks who own both an iPhone and a Mac, we have to rely on third-party solutions to send and receive SMS messages from our computers. But on the bright side, this means we don't have to buy an exorbitantly expensive desktop or laptop to respond to texts when our phones are out of reach, because Android is all about cross-platform compatibility instead of chaining you to an ecosystem.
There are many ways to pay other people with your phone. Apps like Venmo and Square Cash let you easily send and receive money at any time, and have recently been updated to work with Siri. Snapchat and Facebook Messenger even let you send money, but now Apple wants in on the easy (transferring) money game. In iOS 11, Apple is bringing person-to-person payments directly in the Messages app.
Sending and receiving files between Android devices has no shortage of options—Bluetooth, email, MMS, and Wi-Fi are just a few of the more popular ones that we use.
Prior to this year's WWDC, there were lots of rumors that Apple might finally be making a version of iMessage for Android. While that never came to fruition, a few big updates to a very useful app have now ensured that we can seamlessly send and receive Android texts in Apple Messages on our Macs.
In a previous how-to, I showed how to send and receive text messages by wirelessly syncing them from your phone to your Nexus 7 tablet. Some eagle-eyed users may have notice that the Nexus 7 with 3G actually has a SIM card slot.
The office of your physician, or your local hospital, is where you go when you need medical care. But it could also be where you could pick up a life-threatening infection.
Pretty much my only gripe with computer-side messaging clients like Mighty Text is that they don't allow you to send and receive messages shared through WhatsApp, the popular third-party messaging application, which was purchased earlier this year for $19 billion by Facebook.
Silencing my phone always gives me mild anxiety; while my Android is muted, my girlfriend or boss may be trying to reach me with some urgent news or task. On the one hand, I want to enjoy some peace and quiet, but on the other, I don't want to come back to a phone with 100 missed calls and countless exclamatory texts.
Big box stores love to sell gift cards, and as consumers, we snap them up almost as quickly as they can be printed. This industry has become rather profitable, though, because portions of the gift card balances often go unused.
We've known for a while that Facebook had planned to reintegrate SMS and MMS into its Messenger app for Android. Well, it's finally live, and it's pretty great.
Typos are a constant annoyance that we all deal with thanks to the cramped touchscreen keyboards on smartphones. For many, nothing beats the feel of a good old physical keyboard when it comes to typing fast with minimal errors. Fortunately, WhatsApp has an awesome feature which lets you use their messaging service right on your computer.
The Franklin Institute is rolling out the augmented reality carpet for the arrival of the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit, which will open on Sept. 30 in Philadelphia.
If you're a Mac user with an Android phone, some apps on your computer aren't very useful, such as Messages, which is meant to work and sync with iOS devices. But now, thanks to MDRS, LLC, using the Messages app on your Mac with an Android phone is now possible and easily achievable. Plus, we've got 50 promo codes to give away for a free year of service!
The leading platforms enabling augmented reality technology lead our headlines in Market Reality this week.
We've all been there. Your phone is on your nightstand, but you're on the couch in the living room browsing the web on your Nexus 7. Then you hear it—a faint sound for a new text message notification from the bedroom.
The Brother KH-930e knitting machine is an old but reliable device. It's age means that it doesn't like interfacing with modern computers though, so it's hard to get patterns from your computer to your machine so it will knit your project. Without this video it's hard, that is. Watch on to learn how to hack a Brother KH-930e to receive any pattern from your computer.
Looking for an easy way to keep up with your Facebook comments and wall posts on an Apple computer? This clip will show you how it's done. With the official Facebook Desktop Notifications app, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Want to know how to send and receive SMS text messages from your Google Gmail account? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For the specifics, watch this handy how-to.
In this video, learn how to send & receive text messages from your computer (Mac or PC) using your email.
This video shows you how to use Skype on your iPhone 3G or 3GS. As you know, Skype (from app store) can only be used on wifi. This video shows you how to use 3G Unrestrictor (from Cydia) so that you can make calls using Skype on 3G. Combine this with Backgrounder (Cydia app) and you can now make and receive calls anytime and anywhere.
Ford's new SYNC system makes it easy to receive personalized alerts, including weather, news, and sports alerts… hands free! You only have to go to your owner's account online and set your favorite alerts for your SYNC system. Then just press the Voice button and select your service.
Watch this video to learn directions in Japanese and their symbols. This video offers clever ways to remember the character for each direction.
If you've got Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on your Google Nexus S smartphone, try out this cool feature. Set up a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) account, and you'll be able to make Internet calls over Wi-Fi. You'll be able to talk to anyone with VoIP.
Google Voice was recently made available to the general public and now everyone will be able to use it. If you are looking for a way to stay connected to your friends and family for free, check out this clip. Voice will redirect calls straight to your home phone or cell and allows you to text, too! You can connect up to four phones to your account, as well, so you can use Google in the whole house. Enjoy!
In this tutorial, we learn how to receive Exchange emails on an Apple computer running the Mac OS X operating system. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
In this clip, you'll learn how to set up and receive new email notifications on a Mac OS X computer with the Growl notifier app. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started using Growl yourself, take a look.
Whether you're a proud owner of the Samsung Fascinate Google Android smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this video tutorial, which presents a brief overview of the device's myriad messaging features. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to send and receive SMS, MMS and email messages, take a look.
Can't make it to a computer to open up some important documents? Fortunately, the BlackBerry is basically a mini-computer that can get those open for you. BlackBerry can be a little tricky while trying to send and receive files through Bluetooth, but with the right help, you can get the hang of it. This video cell phone tutorial shows how to do it step by step.
This video shows you how to receive an Aliyah when at the synagog. Learn everything you'll need to know before you get there, and what to expect during this Jewish ritual.
This Facebook user's guide will see to it that you never miss another poke, comment, friend request, tag or wall post. Receive Facebook notifications on your Windows PC desktop. This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over a minute. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Hack MyBrute with this MyBrute cheat! MyBrute is an online flash game where you battle other brutes one on one. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to hack MyBrute to receive a bear pet (11/07/09).
Send text messages on your LG Cosmos Touch cell phone! Whether you're the new owner of an LG Cosmos or merely thinking about picking one up, you're sure to enjoy this video guide from the folks at Wireless Zone, which presents a complete overview of how to use the phone's various messaging tools.
Looking for the low-down on how to use FaceTime for Mac? Look no further: This brief video tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. To learn more, and to get started making and taking video calls on your own Apple Mac OS X computer, watch this video guide.
In this clip, you'll learn how to answer incoming phone calls from your Google Gmail inbox using Google Voice. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started using this trick yourself, take a look.
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the SMS and MMS text messaging features on a Verizon Wireless Salute. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started messaging on your own Salute, watch this helpful video guide.
Send text messages on your LG Cosmos VN250 cell phone! Whether you're the new owner of an LG Cosmos or merely thinking about picking one up, you're sure to enjoy this video guide from the folks at Wireless Zone, which presents a complete overview of how to use the phone's various messaging tools.
Mia Hamm illustrates techniques for receiving the ball out of the air. Drills are shown and Ian Sawyers gives teaching tips during the video. A recap appears at the end.
Interested in transmitting and receiving files via Bluetooth on your Windows 7 computer (to download pictures from your phone, for example?). This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Looking for a guide on how to set up your Netgear wireless router to automatically send you email alerts when built-in blocks are triggered? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about two and a half minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.