Tag Archive: message


Turn on message read receipts, you cowards

Not every message needs a reply — let’s all help each other out.

One of the biggest benefits of modern messaging systems is the ability to send more than just basic text chats back and forth. On top of high-resolution media, audio clips, huge groups, reactions and more, one of the biggest revelations has been delivery and read receipts for messages. Press send, and you immediately know whether the message was actually delivered at the other person’s  [Read More…]

Here’s how to delete a sent message in Facebook Messenger

Whoops, meant to send that to a different chat 😬

We’ve all been there before at one point or another — you jump into Facebook Messenger and accidentally fire off a message to the wrong group chat. Best case scenario you follow up with a “whoops, wrong chat” and move on, worst case scenario the comment was about someone in that group chat and now it’s only a matter of time before it all blows up in  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizable text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizale text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Every Oculus Go error message, and what you can do to fix them

Get to the bottom of the problem

If you’ve been experiencing any error messages when trying to use your Oculus Go I’m gonna help you out. I’ve collected all the error messages and weird pop-ups people have experienced in the Oculus Go and what I did to get them to go away.

If you find that you had experienced one and it’s not listed, let me know in the comment section below.

Thread priority security exception. Make  [Read More…]

How to use Live message on the Galaxy Note 8

You can add some flair and personality to your messages by using Live message on the Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great phone that gives you more control over aspects of your experience using the S Pen. One of these great features is Live message, a widget that lets you animate messages using text, drawing, and backgrounds. We’ve got the details on how to use it right here!

How to create a live  [Read More…]

Essential’s uphill battle, and its mixed message on how to fight it

You can do everything ‘right’ in launching a new phone company … and still not make it work.

Andy Rubin’s new consumer electronics brand, Essential, had a pretty well-executed launch last week. There was a little bit of hype ahead of time, but also no real leaks or expectations. So when everyone saw the Essential Phone and Essential Home, and listened to CEO Rubin talk about his plans, people felt generally positively.

But of course, we’ve seen  [Read More…]

How to send a voice message with Amazon Alexa

You can now send messages through Alexa using just your voice, but there are some caveats.

Messaging with Alexa is one of those features you either don’t know how you managed without or you’re completely uninterested in. For those falling into the former category, there are a few quick tricks for getting the most out of this new Alexa-based messaging system. Here’s what you need to know!

How Alexa Voice Messaging works

It’s a fairly  [Read More…]

Casey Neistat delivers a powerful message in Samsung’s Oscars ad

“We’re the makers. The directors and creators of this generation.”

At last year’s Oscars, Samsung showcased the Gear VR with William H. Macy, while YouTube personality Casey Neistat took the 360-degree camera out onto the red carpet. For this year’s Academy Awards, Samsung is once again partnering with Neistat in a commercial titled, “The Rest of Us,” where he talks about the increasing role played by YouTube and smartphones in general in shaping the content of the future.

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Despite its marketing message, T-Mobile is once again just another big carrier

Some of us have seen through the T-Mobile hype. Others need to catch up.

As we near the CES show in Las Vegas the first week of January, T-Mobile is hyping up yet another “Un-carrier” event. Unlike previous iterations we’re now done with sequentially numbering these Un-carrier releases (I think we’d be at 13 now?), and instead it’s being marketed as “Un-carrier Next.” Truth be told the iterations of Un-carrier releases really started to lose meaning  [Read More…]