posted on 10 Oct 2016, 09:09 1 1. jove39 (Posts: 2067; Member since: 18 Oct 2011) I don't understand samsung's obsession to create duplicate of every service google & apple offers...why can't their execs focus time & effort on improving touch wiz and more importantly making blast/fire proof batteries! posted on 10 Oct 2016, 17:59 0 5. joevsyou (Posts: 1082; Member since: 28 Feb 2015) i agree, i don't understand that either maybe because they want their own os or just because they are sooooo big that they want them. Samsung does more then most people think they do. they don't just make microwaves and phones and fridges, they make medical equipment have their own hospital, a military department that makes weapons, theme parks the list goes on posted on 10 Oct 2016, 09:17 0 2. Kohai (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Jun 2010) The Samsung's Spain spanish version is far better than Google's one. posted on 10 Oct 2016, 10:32 0 3. trojan_horse (banned) … [Read more...] about Comments for : How to swap Samsung’s default text-to-speech engine with Google’s TTS voices
Jordan Robertson for Bloomberg 2014-01-01 01:30:17 UTC Follow @@business Since 1999, millions of people have donated time on their personal computers for the [email protected] project, which analyzes radio signals to look for intelligent life in outer space. An entrepreneur now wants people to donate time on their mobile phones for a less high-minded pursuit. See also: 8 Creative Ways to Use Your Smartphone Underground Lookout, a San Francisco maker of security software for mobile phones, has published a warning about a free app for Android devices called Bazuc, which pays people $0.001 for each text message they allow partner companies to send from users' mobile phones. The app, which targets people with unlimited text-messaging plans, comes with a major hitch: Using it violates the terms of service for many mobile providers, and some people's phones have been cut off. One feature of Bazuc's service is it helps companies evade spam filters by sending messages through multiple user … [Read more...] about Security Firm Warns About App That Pays for Unused Text Messages
By Samantha Murphy2012-01-02 17:12:24 UTC It may seem like everyone, everywhere is sending text messages these days. But according to a Forbes report, texting may be on the decline across various countries. Tero Kuittinen, a senior analyst at M.G.I. Research, wrote via a blog post for Forbes that certain times during the holidays that usually bring in a lot of texts, such as Christmas Eve and Christmas, were significantly lower in 2011 compared to the year before. The decline may hint at signs that consumers are finding new ways to send messages to friends and family. The decline of texts during the holidays occurred in various global markets. In Finland, prominent mobile carrier Sonera reported that 8.5 million text messages were sent on Christmas Eve of 2011, down 22% from 10.9 million sent on the same day in 2010. Australia also reported a 9% decrease, as did Hong Kong with a 14% drop in Christmas Day texts. Industry experts expect that cellphone users are sending messages in … [Read more...] about Are Text Messages Declining Worldwide? [VIDEO]
By Kristen Nicole2008-01-02 20:37:46 UTC ChaCha, the search engine that's backed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is getting ready to launch another branch of its search tool: textChaCha. As you all know, ChaCha's claim to fame is the actual humans behind its search tool that will chat with you as it looks up the best results for your query. I had an extensive conversation with co-founder and president Brad Bostic about the new textChaCha feature, and had the entire holiday week to try it out, and it's come in handy on several occasions, considering I'd done a good amount of traveling across the entire Midwest (gotta cover all my bases for Christmas and New Years!). While this system has its own pros and cons, I think it lends itself to a better text search for certain mobile users. You won't be sending a text message search request to a machine that has to decode your query, and you won't need to memorize a bunch of shortcode in order to send certain requests in. Use all the shortcode … [Read more...] about ChaCha Launches Text Search: Better with Humans on the Other End?
France’s highest court has ruled that drivers can no longer simply pull over to use their phones. Instead, they will have to park in a designated area, such as a garage or a private driveway, and turn off the vehicle’s engine, according to Gizmodo. The ruling came after a 2017 appeal where a driver protested a fine he received for using a phone while he was parked at a roundabout with hazard lights on. Under the new law, those who text in non-approved areas while in a vehicle will receive a fine of 135 euros ($166) and will receive three points on their driving license that will stay for three years. This is the same punishment currently given to those who use their phone while driving. The law does not apply to hands-free devices (but does restrict wireless headsets), and it makes exceptions for emergency calls, like being stranded on the side of the road. The French government has been taking an active stance on measures to prevent road deaths. For example, last month, it … [Read more...] about France’s new law bans texting in your car even when pulled over