Watchdog wants CRTC to tackle SMS short codes

Canadians love firing off text messages using short codes, but surprise fees and subscription clauses are creating a wireless wild west that needs to be more strictly regulated, a consumer watchdog says. Short

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Christine Wong

BBM for iPhone? Yup –it’s called iMessage

By Kye Husbands The title alone should send a few shivers through the RIM camp and rightfully so. BBM is the glue of the BlackBerry experience today and iMessage, just announced by Apple

Published on: June 13th, 2011 Kye Husbands

Clickatell offers to help SMB send mass SMS

Clickatell announced Monday a Short Message Service (SMS) for small businesses that costs only $25 a month for 1,000 messages, a drastic reduction in price compared to its earlier version, which cost more

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Prepare for SMS fraud wave says report

The first and long-awaited wave of mobile crime is hitting users in the form of crude tariff and messaging fraud, an analysis by security company AdaptiveMobile has suggested.In its Global Security Insight for

Published on: February 10th, 2011 John E. Dunn

ZipGive turns text messages into charitable donations

An earthquake in Haiti, a flood in Pakistan and other major global disasters require an extensive and rapid response from organizaitons such as the Red Cross, who must in turn look to donors

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Carriers botch number porting and double-bill consumers, report says

Canadian mobile service providers heavily promote their ability to easily allow customers to take with them their phone numbers when they switch carriers. However, a recent report by the Commission for Complaints for

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

No hands texting with Android texting app

A free Android application to be unveiled on Thursday at the Mobilize conference in San Francisco will let mobile phone users send and receive text messages without touching or looking at the phone.AdelaVoice,

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Stephen Lawson

First Android trojan secretly sends pricey texts

Researchers at Russian security company Kaspersky Lab say they've discovered the first malicious software program to target Google's Android mobile operating system. The application masquerades as a media player, according to a Kaspersky

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Top 10 smartphone security risks and how to handle them

As vice president of IT at Windsor Foods in Houston, Stephan Henze has to stay one step ahead of the latest IT trends. That's why he's spending a lot of time thinking about

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Mary Brandel

Mobile giving – Canadians text donations for Haiti relief efforts

Frantic callers searching for information about their loved ones jam the remaining communications lines in quake-devastated Haiti.Meanwhile here in Canada, the major wireless carriers have set up a way for Canadians to  grab

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano


How to use your BlackBerry to send video, audio and image messages

You've probably used your BlackBerry smartphone to send countless text, or short message service (SMS), messages. Perhaps you even employ your device's multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality to distribute image- and video-messages to

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

WebsiteSpark ignites Web development business

Many Web developers and designers have long complained that their business has become commoditized by cutthroat pricing and sheer volume of choice. Escalating software prices have not helped them improved the bottom line

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

SMS success – Toronto fast-food chain sends burger lovers a message

"An SMS campaign" may not be the first idea that suggests itself to an up-and-coming marketing consultant all to eager to prove his mettle. Chalk that up to inexperience. SMS stereotypesFor while it

Published on: September 25th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes