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Why That ACCC Ruling Won't Make Mobile Plans Cheaper In Australia

A draft ruling from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over the prices mobile networks can charge each other for transmitting calls and texts has been widely reported as meaning those services are going to get cheaper. Guess what? That’s not going to happen.

SMSmart Simulates Useful Apps Using SMS When You Have No Data

Mobile data is nearly ubiquitous, but there are still times when you find yourself outside the coverage area or don’t want to chew throw your miserable allowance. SMSmart can do basic searches, get directions, search Wikipedia and perform more tasks using SMS.

Keep Group Messages Organised On iOS By Naming Them

Group messages get a little messy if you use them with a lot of different people, but The Sweet Setup reminds us that one of the new features in iOS 8 is the ability to name those messages. Once you do, it’s a lot easier to find what you’re looking for.

Ask LH: Can I Access All My Messaging Services With One App?

Hi Lifehacker, Is there a messaging app which connects all other messaging apps? I know many people using WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts or just plain SMS. Is there an app in which I can connect them all?

Just How Risky Is Sexting?

Stories of teens taking and sending a naked picture of themselves with their phones have been all over the news media in recent years. The outcome? Shocking, according to reports which have suggested that humiliation and sometimes even suicide can follow.

Google's Messenger Is Here To Replace Android's Default SMS App

It hss been a while since Android’s default Messaging app got some really good updates. Google has a new, updated Messenger with better sharing and number blocking.

Pushbullet Now Lets You Send Text Messages From Your Computer

Android: Pushbullet, the awesome app that syncs notifications between your phone and PC, got yet another update today. Now, you can send text messages through your Android phone from the Chrome extension, turning Pushbullet into a fully-featured text-from-your-PC solution.

If You Text From Your PC, Don't Use SMS For Two-Factor Authentication

We love two-factor authentication, and we love services that make our text messages accessible from our computers. However, if you don’t want anyone else — a snooping spouse, child, parent, or most importantly, a laptop thief — getting hold of your private information, you might want to alter how you use two-factor authentication.

App Directory: The Best Text Messaging Replacement For Android

It’s been a while since we last looked at Android text messaging replacements. For dedicated SMS users, Handcent SMS takes the cake.

How To Use All Of Messages' New Features In iOS 8

One of the surprising overhauls in iOS 8 is Messages. Apple changed a lot of stuff and added some new features to Messages that make it much more pleasant to use. Here’s everything you need to know.

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