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NASA Will Send Your Messages To Aliens Into Outer Space

Last year, when Voyager I left our solar system for the lonely pastures of interstellar space, it carried a message for extraterrestrial life: A golden record containing images and words selected by Carl Sagan and others. But that was almost 40 years ago. Now, NASA is making a whole new message from the Earthlings of… » 6/25/14 3:45pm 6/25/14 3:45pm

Haha, People Who Read Your Message But Don't Reply Are the Worst

Before I go off calling everyone who has read receipts on but still doesn't reply in a timely matter rude assholes, please note that I am one of them. But still! I hear it's verrry annoying for other people to see some messages be read (and for Facebook, it pretty much has to be that way) and quickly replied to while… » 5/09/13 1:00am 5/09/13 1:00am

Sending Secret Encrypted Text Messages on Your iPhone Just Got Easier

One thing your iPhone could be better at: sending secret encrypted messages (aka for sexting and/or illicit relationships). The regular messages app leaves everything hanging out in the open! Text Fortress is an app that encrypts the messages you send and locks them down so only the person you sent it to, can see it. » 1/29/13 10:00pm 1/29/13 10:00pm

Hiss: Get Your Growl Alerts in Mountain Lion's Notification Center

OS X Mountain Lion's Notification Center looks incredible. So good, in fact, that we've been wondering what's going to happen to Growl notifications in the future. Some crafty developers have presented one answer to that question with Hiss, a program that integrates the latter utility into the former. » 2/20/12 7:00pm 2/20/12 7:00pm

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: More iPhone-Like Than Ever

Seemingly out of nowhere, Mountain Lion, the next version of the Apple's OS X operating system, is formally in the works and will be on our computers later this summer. Most intriguing is that it will further blur the lines between iOS and OS X, bringing apps like Messages, Notes, and Reminders along with utilities… » 2/16/12 9:07am 2/16/12 9:07am

The Only Safe Place in GChat Is Invisible

Come on, already. You know that fancy away message isn't going to protect you. You can sass it up with as much urgency and/or bile as you want, but the yo-yos are still going to come knocking. And you know what? It's your own fault for not doing an Invisible ninja vanish when you had the chance. [The Doghouse Diaries] » 8/17/11 9:20am 8/17/11 9:20am