The Most Horrifying Texting App Shares Everything You Type in Real-Time

There's a reason kids these days have a tendency to text whenever possible—not being able to meticulously craft your every last word is the worst. But now, a new messaging app called Beam wants to take all that hard-earned neuroticism away from us. It shows people exactly what you type, as you type it. We're doomed. »11/14/14 11:07am11/14/14 11:07am

Using iOS 8’s QuickType on Tinder Will Not Get You Laid

Among the worst features of Apple's iOS 8 is QuickType, a feature that believes it can figure out what you're going to text someone before you even think of it. It could be magical, instead it's only good for writing nonsense sentences and mangling famous movie quotes. But maybe, just maybe you can use it to get laid… »10/13/14 12:00pm10/13/14 12:00pm

Using goTenna's Pocket Antenna to Send Texts Without Cell Service

Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and location info without cell service. And we got to see a prototype… »7/24/14 1:50pm7/24/14 1:50pm

How to Ditch Google Voice (and Keep All the Best Features)

Google Voice is a service we've loved for a long time, but any Voice user that's honest with themselves knows the service has been a second-class citizen for a while now. If you're feeling like it's time to move on, here's how to ease the transition (and even keep most of your favorite features in the process). »7/08/14 1:25pm7/08/14 1:25pm

Fleksy Messenger Makes Typing on a Smartwatch Slightly Less Impossible

Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch can be handy for checking your text messages without whipping your phone out of your pocket. But it's impossible to type on—literally, you can't reply to texts on the watch. Fleksy just changed that with Messenger, a Gear 2 SMS messaging app that brings Fleksy's intelligent keyboard to the… »6/18/14 10:00am6/18/14 10:00am

Apple Admits iMessage Screw-Up, Has a Fix Coming... Sometime

If you've tried to transition out of your iPhone into an Android or Windows Phone device, you've likely known the singular frustration of having your text messages vanish into the iMessage ether. Today, in a statement to Recode, Apple acknowledged the problem, explained why it's been particularly awful lately, and… »5/22/14 9:01am5/22/14 9:01am

Thank God: There's Finally an App That Lets You Escape Group Texts

When it comes to group texts, nothing is more infuriating than being trapped in an endless barrage vibrations signaling nothing more than a "lol" or the occasional poop emoji. But until now, there was no convenient way to put an end to the madness without either A) blocking your friends or B) insulting them to the… »4/02/14 5:26pm4/02/14 5:26pm