Startup news round-up: April 20, 2012

Mobile sex, well at least exchanging sexually suggestive messages on our smartphones, is a favourite past time it seems. It’s called sexting.Text dirty to me The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned

Published on: April 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Four steps to drastically reduced bills for phone, wireless and Internet

Are long distance bills, mobile plans or Internet cost eating through your business's budget?More likely than not your company is stuck with a contract that's loaded with features or services that your business

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canadian Android users targeted by

A new Android Trojan program that poses as an SMS management application is sending text messages to predefined premium-rate numbers in Europe and Canada, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.Credit-stealing Trojans that

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

S.O.S. for SMS: Never pay for text messages again

We love to text. We just hate paying for it.First, with apologies to Celine Dion, let’s talk about love: ouraddiction to texting is a global phenomenon.Canadians send a staggering 199 million text messages

Published on: August 24th, 2011 Christine Wong

Will BlackBerry users get BBM 6’s message

By Nestor E. Arellano Imagine being able to send an instant message to your colleagues while you’re doing something on a productivity application in your phone. Better yet, picture how cool it would

Published on: July 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

iTunes could become next disaster relief donations tool

The success of efforts by charities in collecting $10 mobile texting donations to help Japanese and Haitian disaster relief efforts has non-profits considering whether to raise the amount to $25.Groups are also talking to Apple

Published on: March 25th, 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

Car makers introduce voice-enabled productivity features

Using tech to work while you drive is a great concept. But for the time being, it's widely accepted that sending and checking e-mail or texting while behind the wheel is very unsafe.The

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Bruce Gain

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

Digital Manners: Text Messaging Etiquette: To Text or Not to Text

Too many texts? There is no agreed-upon maximum number of text messages you can send to someone in a certain period without becoming an pest or a source of dread. How often you

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Facebook fuelling anti-social behaviour, says archbishop

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England is warning that Facebook, texting and e-mails are destroying relationships and may even lead teens to commit suicide. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, head of the

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Texting while driving ‘increases’ crash risk 23 times

Hundreds of studies have been conducted in the past decade by researchers in psychology and traffic safety on the impact of talking on cell phones and texting while driving. The most recent research,

Published on: July 31st, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Yawn detection program – potential life saver for tired drivers

U.S. and Indian researchers have joined forces to design a computer program that can detect when you're yawning - a potentially life-saving invention for drivers and others on the road. While the dangers

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Bob Brown and Todd R. Weiss