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Google begins rolling out spam protection for Messages

Google has been rumored to deploy spam protection in Android’s default Messages app for some time now, and it looks like that feature is finally going live, at least for some users. Not everyone has it yet, but with so many people starting to see it pop up it shouldn’t take too long before it’s […]

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Amazon goofed, accidentally allowed one Echo user to listen to someone else’s recorded messages

Amazon has apparently made a pretty big mistake with their Echo devices by giving a user in Germany access to someone else’s recorded messages. The error wasn’t the Echo or Alexa’s fault in any way, so don’t freak out about your Echo Dot in the corner, but it’s still a fairly big mess up on […]

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Android Messages picks up some improved search functionality

Google has updated the Android Messages platform, making search an all-around better experience. Since Google is a search company you probably would’ve expected this to have been one of the first features of Android Messages, but hey, what can you do. Now you’ll be able to tap the search icon at the top of your […]

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How to enable Dark Mode in the Android Messages app and on the web

After running a beta program for a few months, Google finally announced that Android P stood for Android Pie on August 6th with final builds rolling out to Pixels everywhere via OTA. One of the boons of Android Pie is the Material Design refresh that appears to add a whole lot more white to whichever […]

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Android Messages on the web is now live

Android Messages has been confirmed to pick up Allo’s desktop messaging feature, and Google has finally flipped the switch for everyone to jump in. That’s a pretty big nail in the coffin for Allo since that was one of the only cool defining features in Google’s suite of messaging apps, but great news for normal […]

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Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting

Google added Rich Communication Services (RCS) into its Android OS to help it compete with Apple's popular iMessage. Google has also been exploring texting from your web browser since at least February. Now the feature appears to be officially availa…
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iOS 12 uses third-party apps to report spam calls and messages

Right now, there isn't much you can do to fight spam calls and text messages directly from your iPhone. You can report iMessages, but not much more. That's all set to change with iOS 12, however. Hidden amidst the many other feature updates is suppor…
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Google is integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS

We’ve been waiting for Google to drop an iMessage killer for years now, and Android Messages is shaping up and potentially turning into that app. A new commit for in Chromium’s source code hints at Google integrating Android Messages with Chrome OS, which could mean tons of different things. Unfortunately, the commits don’t really clarify […]

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[Review] AirText takes on iMessage to send text messages from a computer

There’s no shortage of apps and services that want to be the iMessage of Android devices, but one of the more promising entries in the market is AirText. Instead of something like Facebook Messenger with a data-only messaging service and desktop equivalent, AirText mirrors your SMS and MMS messages to your desktop, laptop, or iPad. […]

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Support for chat shows up for some users in Android Messages

Last month news surfaced that Google was working to expand the features available through their Android Messages app. The improvements appear to include things like support for a web interface on a computer that syncs with Android Messages, support for chat over data networks, less reliance on carriers, and more enhancements that come with RCS […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is losing text messages on all carriers

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have had a relatively scandal-free life so far, and while that sounds like a dig at the Galaxy Note 7, most phones usually have some kind of issue, however small. And unfortunately for Samsung, the Galaxy S8’s tiny issue is here. Tons of users have been reporting missing text messages […]

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Eyes on the road! Samsung’s latest app replies to messages when you’re driving

Samsung Netherlands has built a new app that could help keep the roads a little safer — by automatically detecting when you’re driving or cycling and replying to your calls and messages.

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Robotic whiteboard draws tweets, messages, and artwork on command

Launched via Kickstarter, Joto is a connected display board that draws tweets, messages, and even art with a pen. The device combines digital connectivity with analog presentation.

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Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages for a unified RCS experience

To enforce a seamless experience on RCS-supported networks like Sprint, Rogers, Orange, and Telenor, Google is rebranding Messenger, the default texting application on some Android devices, to Android Messages.

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Nick Offerman offers a more intimate technology when text messages don’t cut it

Actor and humorist Nick Offerman chatted with Digital Trends’ Greg Nibler and Rick Stella about new technology he’s revealing at CES 2017. There are times when a text message just doesn’t convey the emotional impact of another technology, he said.

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Facebook Messenger for Android supports multiple accounts, keeps messages private

Facebook has officially rolled out multiple-account support for its Android Messenger app. The feature, which was previously tested with beta users and some non-beta users, lets multiple people to log in and use Messenger from a single device.

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