Tag Archive: message


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…]

Seeing a Spanish update message on the Nexus 7 (2013)? Don’t install it just yet

Several users are receiving an update message in Spanish on the Nexus 7 (2013) configured for English. The update includes the July security patch and comes in at 12.1MB, but the description is in Spanish and it looks like there isn’t a way to clear the update notification. According to Google’s issue tracker, the update is being received by users across regions.

Per the discussion in our forums, Google is aware of the issue:

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Leave your phone behind – But never miss an important call or message with the Ditto Bluetooth alerting device

Disconnecting from our smartphones is a near impossible experience for most. We grow more dependent on our mobile devices, but our deal of the day aims to help you simplify matters. For just $ 33 with free shipping included, you can get the Ditto Bluetooth Alerting device from our deals page.  When we enjoy meals, the

Twitter adds new Message button to quickly share tweets with DM contacts

Twitter users now have a faster way to share other tweets with the people that they choose to Direct Message. A new Message button has been added to its Android and iOS apps that allows that to happen much more quickly than before.

Twitter says:

Every day, millions of people send Direct Messages to communicate privately with friends, family, experts, brands, and anyone else they find interesting on Twitter. In fact, we’ve seen the number of  [Read More…]

Karkoona wants you to message by license plate [Review]

Overview In today’s society, you can message based on several aspects of your identity. You can message based on your phone number, email address, app account name, or even anonymously. Now there is an app to base your messaging by your car’s license plate: Karkoona. Karkoona is a messaging platform for commuters, travelers, errand-runners, and

Google Now can send a Hangouts message hands free

Remember that time when you couldn’t send a Hangouts message with Google Now? Me either. Well okay, you couldn’t last week. However, it won’t be long until we won’t be able to though, because it seems a recent update to Google Now enabled you to do this.

After activating Google Now voice, say “Send a Hangouts message”, and a dialog pulls up asking who you’d like to send it to, and then what the message is. You  [Read More…]