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09/04/2015 Texting Toward Degrees

Texting and schooling: they do not quite seem to work together. But, schools are showing us more each day, they do.

We often tend to think of texting as a plague to education, and maybe it has been, distracting leagues of students studying at home and even students who find their focus wavering in the classroom. But schools are turning the tables, embracing the medium in a number of ways to improve the students' experience at school. Could texting become a boon, not a bane, to education?

Texting Toward Degrees


09/02/2015 Text Messaging for Parental Engagement

Researchers at Stanford University have found that text messaging, given its widespread use, low cost, and ease of scalability, is an ideal vehicle for improving parents' engagement in their childrens schooling.

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08/31/2015 Texting a Politcal Messenger

Even a presidential candidate’s most devoted supporters could be forgiven for trying to tune out the torrent of campaign emails, Twitter messages, Facebook posts, Instagrams and Snapchats that steadily flood voters inboxes and social-media feeds in this digitized, pixelated, endlessly streaming election cycle.

But a text message is different.

A text message — despite its no-frills, retro essence — is something personal. Something invasive. Something almost guaranteed to be read.

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08/29/2015 Bank Text Message

Almost nine out of ten financial services organizations believe SMS—or mobile messaging—has a considerable or major impact on customer service, and 73% consider it to be very effective for employee-focused emergency alerts, according to a study by OpenMarket and International Data Corp.

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08/27/2015 Can a Text Message Keep Kids in School?

These days, instead of writing notes to ourselves, some people rely on texting. They text themselves something they don't want to forget, and they text friends to make sure they don't forget something important.

And schools are catching on...

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08/25/2015 Considering the Nonprofit Uses of Text Messaging

According to a Pew Research Center report from April 2015, sixty-four percent of American adults own a smartphone, and forty-six percent believe they cannot live without them. But, are nonprofit organizations paying enough attention to these important statistics, and are they applying them to their brand outreach and fundraising?

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08/23/2015 Steps to Integrate PRTG with PageGate

Paesslers network monitoring software, PRTG Network Monitor, offers multiple methods to relay notifications, including SMTP mail relay, SMS, ICQ, etc., allowing users to ensure in various ways that they are informed if an issue such as an outage or a slow server needs to be brought to their attention. However, there are times when the normal relay means do not suffice, particularly if the main leased line used to connect to the network is interrupted. For these purposes, PRTG Network Monitor includes the option to trigger executable notifications which, combined with the proper external software, can overcome this issue with ease. One software we have been recommending a while is PageGate from NotePage, Inc.

Why Integrate PRTG with PageGate

Using PageGate to Send Messages from PRTG


08/21/2015 Steps to Integrate TextPipe and PageGate

PageGate delivers SMS messages to wireless messaging devices such as alphanumeric pagers, numeric pagers, mobile phones and PIMs (Personal Information Managers). It is loaded with advanced features like group paging, pre-programmed messages, on-call groups, scheduled messages, and repeating messages.

TextPipe Pro is a data extraction and text manipulation application that updates your web site, extracts data from databases, reformats and standardizes your electronic text and program source code, data mines unstructured text reports and your competitor's web sites, cleanses data in legacy databases, converts between a variety of mainframe and PC data formats - the possibilities are simply endless.

TextPipe Pro can trigger one or more PageGate messages to a mobile phone or pager in a number of situations:

Steps to Integrate TextPipe and PageGate


08/19/2015 Active911 and NotePage

PageGate can be used as the bridge between CAD (computer aided dispatch systems) and can pass the email message to Active911 to have the message broadcast to the indicated individuals. There are several ways to configure Pagegate to send messages to Active911. The easiest method is to create a new recipient and add this recipient to the desired group in Pagegate that is currently receiving messages over either SNPP or SMTP.

Active911 and NotePage


08/17/2015 GoButler Uses Texting

Users simply text their request to GoButler and the service goes to work communicating via SMS as needed along the way.

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08/14/2015 Tanzania Text Message Program Gives Lifesaving Tips To Expectant, New Mothers

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), infants who are partly breastfed or not breastfed at all may face a higher risk of death from diarrhoea and other infections.

The global health body recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant's life. Breast milk not only protects newborn babies from infection, it also lowers mortality among malnourished children.

Luckily, Rahim knew better than her well-meaning friends, having signed up to receive text messages on staying healthy during pregnancy and after giving birth as part of a government campaign to improve maternal and newborn health in the east African country.

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08/12/2015 NotePager Pro version 5 is Released - Send Text Messages from Desktop App

With todays release of version 5.0 of NotePager Pro, companies are able to reduce the amount of time it takes to acknowledge and respond to urgent situations. This automatically improves efficiency, increases productivity and reduces costs.

NotePager Pro now allows messages to be scheduled based on the calendar, reminding staff of important meetings or deadlines. Additionally messages can be prioritized, if you need to guarentee that someone in your recipient list gets their message first, now you can! NotePager Pro can send messages to an unlimited number of recipients, and allows for sending critical alerts at any time of day, from any location.

NotePager Pro v5 What is New?


08/10/2015 The CIA Cell Phone Precursor

In the 1960s, the CIA was attempting to develop a hand-held two-way communications system that would allow case officers to swap messages with sources without having to physically meet.

There were a few possible advantages to these early Short-Range Agent Communications devices (SRAC). SRAC systems could eliminate detection risks associated with face-to-face meetings. Messages could be sent directly to sources, rather than left in vulnerable dead drops or conveyed through risky brush passes in public.

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08/07/2015 Text Messaging May Relieve Physical Pain

Text messaging has been maligned for causing chronic aches and pains0thanks, in part, to the fact that picking the perfect emoji and typing haha for the hundredth time causes us to take on the posture of Quasimodo.

However, while the act of texting may lead to discomfort for those glued to their smartphones, receiving a text message can significantly reduce pain for those who are injured, ill, or undergoing surgery.

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08/05/2015 Text Me to Church: How SMS Helps Religion

We do not too often think of technological development in the realm of religion, a word that calls to mind community gatherings and places of worship that long predate modern technology. But the fact of the matter is, when it comes to SMS technology, everyone is finding ways to advance the things that are important to them, and religion makes no exception. By embracing text messaging, some religions and religious organizations have found ways to make practice more convenient and accessible to all.

Text Me to Church


08/03/2015 Latest News from NotePage

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Smart Phone, Healthy You
Trying to keep that New Year's resolution to stay fit? You'll be pleased to learn that technology can help you far more than it may distract you, if you use it right. Whether you want to stick to a fitness regimen, eat healthier, manage your weight, sleep better, or improve your overall wellness, there is, as they say, an app for that.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/smart-phone-healthy-you.htm

Can Your Smart Phone Make You, Well, Smarter?
Smart phones do an abundance of amazing things for us, but it is important to note that making you smarter overnight is not one of them. Your smart phone can, however, be implemented in a way that will aid you substantially in the process of expanding your mind and heightening your intelligence. Use your phone right, and you may be surprised at what it can do!
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/can-your-smart-phone-make-you-smarter.htm

The Health Implications of Texting
These applications of texting are certainly a boon to the sphere of health and medicine, which constantly grows more efficient and effective as we develop technology and find new uses for it. With so many new uses for SMS arising in the medical community, texting promises to provide many innovative and useful new programs to come.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/health-implications-of-texting.htm

How Your Phone Can Make Driving Safer
As much as we love our phones, their widespread use has a number of negative consequences, and the fact that almost one in four car collisions involve cell phones is a particularly grave one. However, many innovators have responded to this danger, developing technologies that aim to reduce the role of cell phones in distracted driving.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/how-your-phone-can-make-driving-safer.htm

When Crisis Strikes
We have all seen the tragedies that have struck a little too close to home.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/when-crisis-strikes.htm

Settings for Popular Carriers
http://notepage.net/top-carrier-settings-for-sending-messages.htm

Verizon Conversion from TAP to SMTP
http://notepage.net/conversion-from-tap-to-smtp.htm

New Role of Cell Phone in Politics
With the expansion of cell phones into so many aspects of our lives, it's hardly surprising that cell phones are playing a growing role in the political sphere.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/new-role-of-cell-phone-in-politics.htm

What is the Right Age for a Cell Phone?
There are a few factors, however, that remain consistently important in helping parents decide whether their child or young teenager is ready for their own phone.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/what-is-right-age-for-cell-phone.htm

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We will be announcing a new NotePager Pro Release shortly as well as a number of new partnerships and integrations!

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07/31/2015 Text Messaging: Effects on Romantic Relationships and Social Behavior

While texting enables romantic partners to develop and maintain their relationships, it also may create a potential strain.

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07/29/2015 A Brief History of Text Messaging

How did text messaging evolve from a high-tech feature to a cellphone staple? Check out its history here.

Brief History of Text Messaging


07/27/2015 Is Text messaging Changing Your Brain?

The notion that text messaging can change the brain seems like science fiction, something that is said to scare teenagers away from technology. However, The Huffington Post reports that text messaging may indeed alter the brain.

A study indicates that text messaging on a touch screen could change the sensory-processing area of the brain. Arko Ghosh, neuroscientist at University of Zurich said that cell phones, smartphones in particular, offer a chance to see how daily life shapes the brain.

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07/24/2015 Nine Types of Text Message Monsters

Texts are great for two things. The first is short, essential information that does  not merit a phone call, but is great to have on hand.

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07/22/2015 7 Gotta-know iOS and Android Text-messaging Tricks

Read on for seven texting tricks you need to know, starting with...

Sounds simple, but forwarding a text or picture message to someone else on an iOS or Android device is not easy if you have never done it before.

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07/20/2015 The Sweet Smell of Text Messages

Back when people communicated more often through physical letters, there was a strong market for perfumed stationery. One sniff, it is said, could bring a rush of memories or longings.

Now communication is digital and instant. You can watch videos and hear voices of your loved ones. But smell? Not so much.

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07/13/2015 The Father of Text Messaging has Passed On

Matti Makkonen, who is considered the father of SMS, has died at 63.

The Finnish inventor pitched the idea for text messaging in 1984 according to Wired, while having a pizza dinner during a telecom conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. His creation has gone on to become a vital form of communication worldwide.

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07/17/2015 Text Messaging Therapy

If people could text their therapist when they need them from their own home, would that make people more likely to use a therapist and use them more often?

The tele-therapy trend was the driving force for Talkspace, a company married couple Roni and Oren Frank founded and launched in 2012. Roni credited therapy with saving their marriage.

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07/15/2015 Text Messaging Exercise Study

Chetan Mistry and the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria (BC) are seeking participants for an exercise planning study, delivered entirely via mobile phone through text messages!

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07/13/2015 FCC Approves New Rules So You Can Block Robocalls And Spam Text Messages

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted in favor of the protection of consumers against unwanted spam text messages and robocalls on both landlines and mobile phones.

The FCC approved new rules that will allow carriers to provide better call-blocking services to subscribers without violating rules on connecting calls. The agency also detailed a few exceptions to the new order, such as pharmacies calling customers for medication refills or calls from financial institutions alerting patrons of possible fraud on their bank accounts. However, debt collection or marketing calls from these companies are not included in the very narrow exclusions.

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07/10/2015 How Does Your iPhone Actually Crash?

You know that text thats going around? The one that will crash your whole iPhone if you get it? You may already know first hand, but it is for real. Here's how it works, as far as we can tell.

So what is this nasty little piece of text doing? Before we get there lets lay out a little vocab.

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07/08/2015 Text Messaging Surveys

A new study in PLoS One suggests that surveys delivered via smartphones as text messages may gather higher quality data than phone calls.1

The ubiquity of smartphones make them a great resource for gathering all sorts of data. UCSF’s Health e-Heart study is built on that idea, aiming to collect health data on a million people through their smartphones – including survey data.

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07/06/2015 Crashing Cell Phones

All it takes to crash an iPhone is one text message, because of a small set of Arabic characters that grow longer when you delete them. Probably.

So says Tom Scott, a British engineer and TV personality known for his explanatory YouTube clips. He tackled the interesting bug in a video published Friday.

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07/02/2015 Making Use of Cell Phones Abroad

Prices for calling, texting and using data overseas continue to fall, but the larger system relies on a haphazard and incomplete set of agreements among wireless companies from every country on earth.

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06/30/2015 Textitis?

Texting has made communication swifter and more accessible than ever before, but that is not without pitfalls. Texting is distracting, and texting while driving has been documented as even more dangerous than drinking behind the wheel. Texting can exacerbate joint pain and, in more serious conditions, lead to neurological damage. With eyes glued down to a screen, texting can lead to everyday aches and pains.

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06/29/2015 Text Alerts

When authorities became aware that kidnapping victim Cassidy Hayes might be in Arizona Monday, June 22, tens of thousands of smartphones sounded a loud tone and a text message warned users of an Amber Alert.

Residents in the Valley are familiar with this system, called Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)-they get fairly frequent alerts this time of year, warning  of severe monsoon weather.

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06/19/2015 Role of Cell Phone in Politics

With the expansion of cell phones into so many aspects of our lives, it's hardly surprising that cell phones are playing a growing role in the political sphere. A huge majority of 88% of American voters own cell phones, 27% of whom have used their devices for politics-related purposes. While it is clear that the relationship between cell phones and politics has grown to be significant, it is less immediately evident what, exactly, the new role of cell phones in politics is.

One major component of the role of mobile devices in politics is their effect on the spread of information. Cell phones, especially smart phones, afford their users faster, easier, and more frequent access to information, making them less likely to miss updates on campaigns and political events and issues. The convenient and quick access that smart phones afford their users may also encourage smart phone-owning voters to be more active in following political news than they would if they did not use smart phones.

Role of Cell Phone in Politics


06/17/2015 Message Can Crash Skype

A new bug appears to crash Skype when a short string of text is sent as a message across the service — and the effects are so bad that it requires a reinstall to get things working hitch-free again.

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06/15/2015 Recovering from iPhone Crash

Have you heard about the nasty new iPhone prank that’s going around? Last week, it was discovered that a person could crash your iPhone by sending you a very specific string of non-Latin characters as a text message. If your iPhone attempts to display the text as a banner notification, the device will suddenly reset. Even attempting to view your Messages app can cause a repeat of the crash.

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06/12/2015 The One Text Message Everyone Hates Getting

Debt collectors reportedly have a new strategy to get consumers attention: text messages.

YOUR PAYMENT DECLINED WITH CARD ****-****-****-5463 . . . CALL 866.256.2117 IMMEDIATELY, reads one such text, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

The agency has temporarily halted three debt collection operations that allegedly misused texts and is attempting to permanently ban the activity as part of its Messaging for Money enforcement sweep.

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06/10/2015 Hairware Sends Text Messages From Your Hair Extensions

The wearable device translates hair-related gestures into common messaging means.

The specially designed hair extensions recognize certain user based behaviors that are not readily noticeable to most. The hair extensions are chemically metalized which enable electrical conductivity. The extensions are then touch sensitive, letting the user perform various tasks with different touches. Algorithms are used to interpret the persons commands and then do things like text message, record conversations and take pictures with their cell phone, all based on where the user touches the hair extension.

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06/08/2015 Text Message Crash

If the recipient uses an iPhone and has notifications turned on, a message will instantly crash their smartphone.

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06/05/2015 Active911 Wiki Details PageGate Integration

here are several ways to configure PageGate to send messages to Active911. The easiest method is to create a new recipient and add this recipient to the desired group in PageGate that is currently receiving messages over either SNPP or SMTP.

Active911 Details PageGate Integration


06/03/2015 Juror Notification via Text Message

It can be difficult to schedule life around jury duty, but a new tool in San Joaquin County may make it easier to find out when to show up for court by using text messages to notify jurors.

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06/01/2015 Settling Text Messaging Disputes

Google wants to settle that argument you’re having with your friend over text message.

Already the go-to destination for daily disputes over historical facts, figures and more, the search giant has patented a way to immediately look for answers right inside a text message window, Quartz reports. The new software would embed a search function within a messaging platform that allows users to seamlessly ask Google a question without leaving the conversation.

Google received the patent on May 12, and it aims to halt arguments by quickly looking up the requested information.

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05/29/2015 Text Messaging for Pain Management

Patients who text message someone, even a stranger, before having minor surgery have a reduced need for pain medication, according to a recently published study by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International, Cornell University and LaSalle Hospital in Quebec.

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05/28/2015 Text Messaging for Birth Control

Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, according to a small study from the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center.

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05/26/2015 Sprint Offers Free Calls And Text Messages To Nepal

Following in the footsteps of Skype of Microsoft, Sprint, one of the major mobile service providers here in the US have announced that they will be waiving and crediting calls and text messages made by Sprint customers to Nepal – in a retroactive move, starting from April 25 onward, and this particularly benevolent move is set to continue all the way through to May 16, 2015. In other words, if you were to make calls or write out texts to Nepal, there will be no charges involved to all postpaid and prepaid customers of Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA.

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05/22/2015 Updated TAP Telephone Numbers

TAP paging terminal phone number directory. Text messages can be sent to SMS devices, phones or pagers via paging terminals.

TAP Numbers


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