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# sms - Monday 22 July, 2019

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

# sms - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

# sms - Friday 7 April, 2017

Revenue warns of new scam that claims taxpayers are due a tax refund

The message tells people that they have a certain amount of time to access credit they are entitled to.

# sms - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam

A link in the message might contain malware.

# sms - Sunday 31 July, 2016

This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem SMS

This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem

And through the use of an old tech.

# sms - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean

The malware is sent via SMS and gives attackers admin rights to your phone, accessing all your information.

# sms - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

SMS clogging up your phone's storage? Here's how to get rid of them quickly

You might rely on services like WhatsApp more but SMS still holds strong.

# sms - Sunday 8 November, 2015

There's a way to set up auto-replies on your phone and avoid annoying calls

Or for any time you just don’t want to answer your phone.

# sms - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

You can be really lazy now when wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook

You can be really lazy now when wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook

It only requires you to reply with a single number.

# sms - Monday 27 July, 2015

Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text

And as many as 950 million Android phones could be affected by it.

# sms - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Stuck at a computer? Here's how to message your friend's phone without picking up your own IM

Stuck at a computer? Here's how to message your friend's phone without picking up your own

There’s more than just email, you know.

# sms - Saturday 22 November, 2014

This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest

Think before you type.

# sms - Friday 14 November, 2014

Why the next step for Hailo involves people without smartphones

The taxi service is setting their sights on both the corporate and hospitality industries, the latter only requiring guests to receive notifications via SMS.

# sms - Monday 10 November, 2014

Apple now allowing you to deactivate iMessage and escape SMS woes

No more lost SMS messages should you change phones.

# sms - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

# sms - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving

A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.

# sms - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Why you should be using two-step verification for all your accounts

One of the best ways to keep your accounts safe only requires a phone that can receive SMS messages.

# sms - Monday 24 March, 2014

Malaysia Airline sends text message to MH370 families

The move to tell families the latest development by SMS has been criticised today.

# sms - Friday 14 March, 2014

SMS messaging takes a serious tumble as mobile data grows in popularity

SMS messages fell from 2.94 billion to 2.15 billion in the past year, a fall of 27.6 per cent, as messaging services like iMessage, WhatsApp and Viber grow in popularity.

# sms - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past Wb Hun

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

# sms - Monday 13 January, 2014

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014 SMS

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014

The figure is more than twice the number of text messages expected to be sent in 2014.

# sms - Saturday 28 September, 2013

The 5 rules of texting etiquette that everyone needs to know

Most people text practically every single day, but some have overlooked the manners the medium needs.

# sms - Friday 13 September, 2013

Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June

A report from ComReg also found that more than three quarters of mobile calls were to another mobile.

# sms - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

EU wants to ban mobile networks from blocking Skype over 3G

The European Commission wants to guarantee net neutrality by stopping carriers from selectively blocking services.

# sms - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers

How many SMS messages are sent in Ireland every second? And how many times could Greece buy Sergio Aguero?

# sms - Monday 3 December, 2012

Happy bday 2 u: text messaging turns 20 OMG

Happy bday 2 u: text messaging turns 20

Twenty years ago today, the first ever text message was sent – reading ‘Merry Christmas’.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you kick off your week.

# sms - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Facebook’s latest venture: merging your email with your texts

The Facebook Messenger app, to be launched in the coming hours, will merge your text message inbox with your Facebook one.

# sms - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

AN ITALIAN JUDGE has revealed that Mafia clans have been sending messages to their imprisoned dons – by sending text messages to a popular TV football show which aired them through an on-screen ticker.

Crime bosses were kept in the loop regarding their mobs’ outside affairs by cryptic texts sent to the magazine show ‘Quelli Chi Il Calcio’ (‘Those Who Football’), which were then relayed at the bottom of the screen for the jailed godfathers to read.

The scheme came to light after a letter to one of the jailed dons, in which he was advised to watch the show for a communique from his fellow mobsters, was intercepted and handed over to a boss.

The letter was handed over to a magistrate who cited a text reading, ‘Everything is OK – Paolo’ as an example of a cryptic message intended for mafia readership.

The show’s presenter, Simona Ventura, said she and the show’s producers had no idea about the ruse and that the show would stop airing texts immediately.

Said Ventura:

The show has always had universal appeal, from the young, to graduates, to the old, and now, I discover, mob bosses and their families too.

Jailed mobsters are ideally meant to have few perks in Italy’s tough prisons, leading politicians to ask why mafia leaders are allowed to watch the show. Prisoners have previously been found smuggling messages by stuffing them in the pockets of children as they hugged them, or by sending and receiving apparently innocent cards to family members for birthdays and anniversaries.

Before now, the show was best known in this part of the world for hosting a performance by rock band Muse in which the members switched instruments, in protest at being forced to mime along to their song ‘Uprising’.