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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.
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.
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.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over 'smishing' text scam
A link in the message might contain malware.
This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem
And through the use of an old tech.
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 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.
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.
You can be really lazy now when wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook
It only requires you to reply with a single number.
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.
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.
This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest
Think before you type.
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.
Apple now allowing you to deactivate iMessage and escape SMS woes
No more lost SMS messages should you change phones.
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.
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.
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.
Malaysia Airline sends text message to MH370 families
The move to tell families the latest development by SMS has been criticised today.
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.
10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past
The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Happy bday 2 u: text messaging turns 20
Twenty years ago today, the first ever text message was sent – reading ‘Merry Christmas’.
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.
Mafiosi send texts to godfathers - via a soccer programme
Messages scrolling at the bottom of the screen were coded messages to imprisoned mafia dons.