Tag Archive: Text


UK users targeted by malicious, fake contact tracing text messages

A message falsely warns users they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

What you need to know Scammers are reportedly preying on the UK’s upcoming contact tracing app. UK mobile users are receiving malicious texts, falsely stating they have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms. The attack could be used to steal personal information or compromise bank accounts.

A report suggests that scammers have already starting targeting UK  [Read More…]

Don’t believe the fake text about a national quarantine that’s going around

Follow the CDC for the most recent information about the coronavirus.

What you need to know People are receiving a suspicious text warning of a two-week national quarantine over the novel coronavirus. The White House National Security Council has responded calling the text fake. The WHNSC says to follow the CDC for the latest info and guidance on the coronavirus.

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times. The virus  [Read More…]

Weird glitch caused Valentine’s Day text messages to be sent 9 months later

The “bug” affected users on several different carriers as well as devices.

What you need to know Several users in the U.S. received old text messages on their phones overnight due to a buggy “maintenance update.” Majority of the messages were originally sent on or around Valentine’s Day. The delayed text messages were sent from and received by users across all the four major U.S. carriers.

Thousands of people across the U.S. were left confused late Wednesday  [Read More…]

You can now use Google Photos to search for text within your pictures

The AI-powered feature is currently available only on some Android devices.

What you need to know Google Photos will soon let you search your library for text within photos and screenshots. The feature utilizes Google Lens’ Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to find text within photos. It has reportedly started rolling out for Android users and will soon be available on iOS as well as the Google Photos web client.

Google is bringing the optical character recognition  [Read More…]

Live Transcribe for Android now recognizes sounds, allows you to save text

Live Transcribe is currently available on 1.8 billion Android devices and in over 70 languages and dialects.

What you need to know Live Transcribe enables you to see the sound around you. You will also be able to copy and save text for up to three days. The audio visualization indicator has been made larger.

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google announced new changes coming to its Live Transcribe feature. As of June 3, they have finally  [Read More…]

Live text translation now rolling out to Google Lens

New restaurant menu features are also on their way.

What you need to know Google Lens is getting live text translation and new restaurant menu features. The features are rolling out to everyone over the coming week. They’re coming to ARCore-compatible Android phones and all iOS devices.

This year’s Google I/O was home to more than a few announcements, with one of the focuses being Google Lens. On May 28, Google announced that it’s now rolling out  [Read More…]

Sprint’s stellar unlimited talk, text and data plan for $25 monthly returns

Bring your own device or buy a new one to earn a $ 100 prepaid Mastercard.

Switching cell phone providers sounds like a hassle, but it can save you a ton of money in the long run. Sprint makes it easy to switch, and with its current Unlimited Kickstart deal, the savings are hard to resist. For a limited time when you switch to Sprint, you can select its Unlimited Kickstart plan for only $ 25 monthly.  [Read More…]

Google Lens is a student’s best friend: How to copy-paste text from the real world

Let Google copy down all that information for you.

Google Lens is one of the more underappreciated Google services out there, and nowhere is this more true than in education. Sure, Google Lens can scan barcodes and identify some real-world objects when you need to figure out which one of those vines is poison oak, but the real magic in Google Lens was a little feature announced at Google I/O that made everyone who’s ever had to  [Read More…]

Cricket now allows talk, text, and data in Mexico for certain customers

Customers that have a $ 50/month or more expensive plan are eligible.

Cricket Wireless, the popular MVNO powered by AT&T’s network, is getting a big upgrade for customers that travel to Mexico.

Starting today, anyone that’s on a $ 50/month or more expensive plan has access to unlimited talk, text, and data in Mexico at no extra cost.

Commenting on the announcement, Cricket’s Chief Marketing Officer Tiffany Baehman said:

This is a big move in the right  [Read More…]

How to get custom text tones back on your Samsung Galaxy phone

We can get dozens of text messages a day, so why not spice them up with custom tones for your loved ones?

Custom text message tones might seem like a small feature, but they can be immensely useful. A custom text message tone can tell us to respond to one notification among a sea of default notification tones. A friend of mine has a custom text tone, a revolver shot, that echoes through the station when his  [Read More…]