Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
AOL Tech

Tag: TEXT MESSAGING

Text Message Reminders Don't Help Women Remember the Pill, Study Finds

Despite the good intentions of pilot programs that use text messages to remind people to take their meds, it seems that ladies on birth control can't even be persuaded by technology to swallow The Pill. According to a study published this month in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 82 women enrolled in a randomized trial at a Boston Planned Parenthood clinic set up to test the effectiveness of text...

Woman Busted for Sending Fake Text Threats to Herself

Share If you wanna spend your days sending disparaging text messages to yourself, that's fine. But if you do it and tell the police that the threats are coming from someone else, that's actually pretty illegal -- and pretty pathetic. Santa Ana, California's Jeanne Mundango Manunga, you see, clearly had some pretty serious beef with her ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law. Instead of punching a...

Teens Texting Over 50 Times a Day (But Not With Parents), Study Finds

Texting your way to carpal tunnel syndrome at the age of 16 is extreme, but what about the rest of America's teenage youth? Has texting now replaced actual speech as teenage lingua franca? A recent survey conducted as part of the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project finds that 75-percent of teens now own cell phones, up from just 45-percent in 2004. Researchers also find that...

Genius Smack Dealers Send Stray SMS to Narc

Share We gather that street-level drug dealers are not, on average, your typical Mensa candidates; however constantly navigating a criminal underworld with intent to distribute must require some level of savvy. So we suggest that, when the three New York residents who were busted after sending an errant text message to a drug task force officer get out of prison, they log on to Monster.com and...

Setting Up E-Mail

Configuring your e-mail account can seem daunting, but most BlackBerry models have an easy-to-run setup program, either on the homescreen or in the 'Set Up Wizard.' If you are turning on your phone for the first time, the 'Set Up Wizard' may just automatically run. If not, head to the 'Set Up' icon, which looks like a phone with a gear next to it, and select it. Depending on your personal...

Top 5 Blackberry Key Shortcuts

Share Copy/Paste: While typing, press and hold the 'Alt' key, and move the track ball to select. Release the 'Alt' key, press the track ball (or the 'OK' command), and select 'Copy.' To paste, put the cursor into the empty typing box, hit the track ball, and select 'Paste' from the drop-down menu. Numbers or cap lock: At the same time press the 'Alt' key and the left 'Shift' key (the one...

Making Phone Calls

There are several ways to make a phone call using a BlackBerry. 1. Traditional Dialing From the main screen enter numbers as you would a traditional phone and then hit the green 'Call' button. To end a call hit the red button. And if you hadn't noticed them, the numbers are grouped like a traditional keypad above the letter keys. 2. Dial by Name If a phone number is already programmed...

Navigating Around Your BlackBerry

Though they have their own unique way of doing things in the Blackberry world, once you get the hang of it, BlackBerrys are a cinch to use and super speedy too. To move the cursor in any direction and highlight items, roll the trackball in the middle of the phone. When passing something meant to be selected or checked (such as a checkbox) just scroll the cursor past it. If you're able to...

Making Adjustments

To make sure your BlackBerry displays type in a readable, easy way, go to the 'Applications Menu' and select 'Options.' From there, hit 'Screen/Keyboard' and select from the items below to adjust them to suit your preferences. Font Family: Experiment with different fonts. 'System' is small and thin, while 'BB Serif Fixed' is larger and easier to read. Font Size: Choose the smallest size...

Setup BlackBerry E-mail Using a Web Browser

If you're more comfortable navigating the Net than poking around on the Blackberry, then head online to setup your e-mail accounts for your phone. Before you start you'll need some info about your phone. If you still have the box it came in, look for the PIN and ESN/MEID numbers, which should be located near the UPC code. If you can't find them no worries, you can find them inside the...

British Bishop Taking Prayers Via Facebook and Text

The religions of the world have had no choice but to enthusiastically embrace technology. The Dalai Lama is now on Twitter, the same social network that hosted the Passion story for a NYC church, Jews can Tweet prayers to the Western Wall, and there is even a Web service that will do your praying for you. So when Bishop Robert Evens, or Bishop Bob as he's known, was in well-tread territory when he...

Text Messaging Vital in the Fight for Immigration Reform

If you thought text messaging was just the most recent way to fill your life with regret, you'll be happy to know the innovation is doing some good. The ease, speed, and relatively low cost of texting has made it an ideal tool for grassroots organization. It has proven particularly useful in the movement for immigration reform, as many activists and beneficiaries living illegally in the U.S. have...

Fastest Texters Crowned at First LG Mobile World Cup

Now that most of us text at a decent rate (phone permitting, natch), it was inevitable that someone would go and make a competition out of it. Yesterday, LG did just that with the first ever Mobile World Cup Championship in New York City (video after the jump). The culmination of an eight-month competition started back in May 2009, first-prize winners Young-Ho Bae and Mok-Min Ha of Korea,...

Complex Alphabets Present Formidable Texting Obstacles

Text messaging has become ingrained as a communicative tool, and its use has skyrocketed over the past year. But, some analysts are claiming that despite texting's rapidly increasing worldwide popularity, current methods definitely tend to be ethnocentric. Multi-tap keys and predictive texting greatly aid languages whose alphabets consist of a limited number of characters or letters, but...

'Textminator' Brings Texting Excitement to the Arcade

We are but one site, with a relatively small staff (albeit one of dedicated Web addicts), so every once in a while something slips past that makes us give ourselves a collective kick in the ass. 'Textminator' managed to avoid our radar when it was announced in August, but this arcade machine from LAI Games has piqued our interest enough to go back and cover it anyway. With proper, full-sized...