In this video, CNET editor Brian Tong shows you how to avoid awkward text-message situations on the iPhone and Android platforms.
Early adopters of Netbooks have a nice new option in Gmail, courtesy of a labs update that went out Thursday. The feature, called "message sneak peek" is a simple pop-up preview of the message. It's not a full version of the message, but in most cases it's enough to read the entire thing without having to leave your in-box.
The peek feature must first be turned on in labs. It can then can be summoned by hitting the "H" key on your keyboard (if you have a message selected), or by right-clicking on a … Read more
EPO Consulting's XML Transmitter is a powerful tool for developing and testing Web services. It will POST or GET XML messages using HTTP to a Web server and display the server's response. It's a handy addition to your Web management toolkit.
The program's configurable interface includes links advertising the developer's other products along the top edge, though registration removes them. The interface itself is efficient and attractive, with a look that sets it apart from typical Windows applications. Separate Directory and Server panes keep things tidy. There's a PDF-based Help file and Web-based assistance, … Read more
Now more than ever our interpersonal relationships are dictated by electronic communication, which in turn depends upon some form of the written word. Text is of course a great way to express oneself, whether in an e-mail, an instant message, or a text message. However, when it comes to interacting with your friends, family, and business associates in this way, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind:
DO send a text to convey quick details, such as a time and address for meeting with a colleague or friend. Texts are also a great way to … Read more
LAS VEGAS--AT&T execs said there is big opportunity in selling mid-range phones to consumers who think smartphones are too expensive and too complicated.
Executives talked about this new cell phone category they call "quick messaging devices" on Wednesday at an event at the CTIA tradeshow here.
What is a quick-messaging phone? Think the LG Neon and Samsung Propel. These are phones that don't have the processing power and functionality found in most smartphones, but they still offer data services, such as messaging, e-mail, and Web access. Most of these phones also have QWERTY keypads and/… Read more
As soon as the show floor opened at CTIA, we dashed over to the LG booth to take a look at its new eco-friendly phone, the LG Remarq. LG boasts that the Remarq is made of 19 percent recycled plastic and 87 percent of its parts are recyclable once you decide to get rid of it. According to LG, it has lowered the levels of polyvinyl chloride and brominated flame retardants in the phone, and they took care to make the packaging environmentally-friendly as well. The Remarq's charger earns high marks for energy efficiency too, and is an Energy … Read more
Hot on the heels of Monday's LG Remarq announcement by Sprint, Verizon announced yet another LG messaging phone Tuesday, dubbed the LG Cosmos. Though it doesn't have quite the same green cred as the Remarq, the Cosmos does have a similar slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Features include the typical text and multimedia messaging, plus a speakerphone, Bluetooth, GPS, voice command, automatic voice clarity, and a 1.3-megapixel camera that boasts 2x zoom and noise reduction. Verizon also says the Cosmos will have easy access to social-networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and more.
The LG Cosmos will be available this … Read more
A lot of critics accuse The 404 of resorting to juvenile humor for cheap laughs, and even if that's absolutely true, we've never had an actual 14 year old call us out on it...until this morning, when young Daniel showed up at the CNET office! Dedicated 404 listeners will remember Daniel as the kid who got robbed for his iPhone, so he joins us on today's episode as a junior podcaster to tell his story. And don't worry--his mother is fully aware of his location.
Daniel is visibly excited about the first topic of discussion, … Read more
Messaging phones retain their popularity, thanks to the legions of text-happy people everywhere. These handsets are phones with full or partial QWERTY keyboards, but that are not classified as smartphones. That doesn't mean they're dumb, though--many of them have high-end multimedia features, too. Here's a look at the top-10 best messaging phones that have come our way recently.
Since it was introduced in late 2008, VoxOx has tried to cut a name for itself in the competitive multiprotocol chat client market by providing users with an aggressive feature set. These include VoIP, a "personal assistant" for managing incoming calls with more than a simple redirect, and SMS and Web-based callback to cut down on the cost of long-distance, transnational calls. The latest improvement is a universal translator that translates all text-based messages in real time, and with a reasonable amount of accuracy, for both the Windows and Mac versions of the program. It will work with … Read more