Tag Archive: Messages


Huawei employees caught intercepting messages to spy for Ugandan government

Huawei execs apparently didn’t know this was going on.

What you need to know Some Huawei employees were caught intercepting messages for African governments. The messages were used to spy on political opponents in Uganda and Zambia. Huawei executives were apparently unaware that this was taking place.

Huawei has faced a lot of criticism over the last year regarding its potential security threat to certain countries around the globe, and thanks to a new report from The  [Read More…]

How to enable RCS Chat features in Google Messages

RCS Chat, Google’s vision for the future of messaging, is slowly rolling out to people around the globe. In the United States and most parts of the world, you need to be on a carrier that supports the RCS Universal Profile (such as Google Fi). However, rather than waiting on carriers to adopt the RCS standard, Google’s taking matters into its own hands and enabling RCS Chat for all phones regardless of carrier in select countries. If your  [Read More…]

How to recover deleted text messages on Android without root

While most people have shifted to messaging apps like Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, there are still millions who use conventional text messaging for communication. Unfortunately, it is easy to accidentally delete these text messages or lose them when  performing a factory reset of your device.

Thankfully, there are a few ways which you could recover accidentally deleted text messages. This would prove incredibly valuable in cases of critical information or personal details stored in one of your conversations.

Here are a  [Read More…]

Nine apps to block spam calls and text messages in Android

Spam calls or messages or even spam emails are some of the things we all hate and wish we never have to handle them or even receive them in the first place. While blocking spam emails is relatively easy and could be avoided by simply keeping our email ids confidential, it is not as easy to avoid spam calls or text messages.

Because you might get spam or an advertising call from anyone ranging from telemarketers, unknown callers, scammers or even  [Read More…]

Android Messages Will Soon Get Allo-Style Google Assistant

The writing has been on the wall for some time that Google Assistant might be headed for Android Messages. With Mt. View deciding to kill Allo last year it really seemed like only a matter of time before this happened, and today Google has announced that Assistant integration with Messages will be coming in the next few months.

First, let’s start with Google isn’t going to be reading your text messages. At least no more than they already are with its  [Read More…]

Double SMS Messages on Android Auto? Here’s how to fix it

Android Auto has been a great addition to the Google portfolio. It has allowed the company to expand its platforms to a whole new field of consumer products. Auto also expands Google’s push of its in-house AI initiative behind Google Assistant. However, Android Auto is not without some bumps in the road.

You see, Android Auto is obviously designed to be mainly used with Google’s own product lineup of software. It has Google Maps, Messages, and Play Music tightly integrated  [Read More…]

Best SMS alternatives for Android Messages

The Android Messages app from Google is a great resource to stay in touch with all the folks you care about via SMS. However, it may not be for everyone. Maybe you don’t care for the new Material Theme. Or you just want to venture out and try new things. Either way, we’ve put together a short list of SMS apps that might be worth an install.

Pulse

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Freedom Mobile is rolling out RCS support for Android Messages

You’ll need to be running Android 5.0 or later with Android Messages v3.6 or newer.

Since iMessage won’t be coming to Android anytime soon, Google’s been hard at work to build up its own version of the popular messaging service using RCS technology and its excellent Android Messages app. On Thursday, October 11, Freedom Mobile announced that it’s now rolling out RCS features for its subscribers.

If you’re on Freedom Mobile and use Android Messages, this means  [Read More…]

SpamResponse review: A simple way to report spam text messages

Smartphones are a blessing when it comes to keeping in touch with your loved ones, but some calls and texts are definitely not welcome. Mobile SMS spam appears to be on the rise these days, and tracking down the spammers is about as easy as finding a unicorn in the wild.

Fortunately, the Android app ecosystem provides numerous apps that come to the rescue in such situations. One example is SpamResponse, a simple app for reporting unwanted messages.

Tired of  [Read More…]

Android Messages tips and tricks you need to know

There are so many different messaging platforms these days, it’s sometimes to keep up with the latest announcements. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram – these are just a few examples.

But there’s one messaging platform that still works on every single phone out there and that’s SMS/text messaging. Unfortunately, many of the default SMS apps that are pre-loaded on phones are often not that good. The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives out there starting with Google’s own  [Read More…]