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12/30/2013 Text Messaging with Vodka

Some cities are installing texting zones on the sides of highways to provide a place for safe texting. We hope those texters are using their phones to text rather than the new delivery system discovered by York University researchers: vodka!

Before we dive into the science here, we have an important question. If you could text one phrase using vodka as a medium, what would that phrase be?

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12/17/2013 Text Message Interventions

Text messages have been proven several times to be a positive medium for improving health outcomes. Text message intervention studies for smoking cessation, medication adherence and weight loss have all come back with positive results. Although companies have begun developing more and more apps, tailored text messages that speak to a specific audience still have a different and relevant impact, according to Boston University Research Scientist Keith McInnes, Columbia University Assistant Professor Frederick Muench and Partners Healthcare Research Coordinator Meaghan Doherty, in a panel moderated by MobiHealthNews Associate Editor Jonah Comstock.

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12/16/2013 How Text Messaging Impacts Human Trafficking

A woman wanting out of the sex trade was recently able to use text messages to get help from a human-trafficking hotline. The nonprofit behind that hotline, the Polaris Project, has been working to employ new methods to help people and to analyze patterns in human trafficking.

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12/12/2013 Phone Manual Cartoon


Phone Manual Cartoon


12/11/2013 Text Messages Make It Easier for Kids to Misbehave

Study of more than 76,000 text messages shows that texting about delinquent topics predicts youths’ involvement in antisocial behavior.

Should parents and teachers worry that teenagers texting or SMS messaging may lead to involvement in more antisocial activities? Yes, says a study led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas and published in Springers Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Text messaging between adolescents about antisocial topics and behavior does in fact predict more rule breaking and aggression.

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12/10/2013 Daily Texts Help Shed Weight

Keeping track of diet and exercise through text messages may help you lose more weight, according to a small study of obese women who received daily texts as part of a weight-loss program.

Research shows that when people keep a written record of their food intake and daily activity, they do better at losing weight. But sticking with detailed monitoring of food consumption and exercise habits electronically or via traditional pen and paper can prove cumbersome. If people stop doing it, they may stop losing weight.

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12/09/2013 Is Texting Ruining Your Relationship?

The researchers found that both men and women were more likely to report less satisfying and less stable relationships when the men frequently texted their female partners. Women who texted the most, however, were more likely to report that they had stable relationships.

Those who texted affectionate notes to each other were more likely to be more closely attached, judging by the survey results.

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12/06/2013 How to Transfer iPhone Text messages to Android

Though now nearly three decades old, text messaging is still the primary way most people communicate with friends and family. Typically when users change phones, it is like starting the conversations all over again, as text message history typically does not come along for the ride. Transferring your iPhone text messages to your Android phone is a bit tricky, but doable. This guide will show you the best way to get these messages onto Android.

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12/05/2013 87% of American Teenagers Send Text Messages Each Month

We all know teens are glued to their cellphones. New data from the Family Online Safety Institute shows which mobile activities are keeping them hooked.

Text messaging is the most popular activity, which 87% of teens have done in the past 30 days. More than 80% of teens also have also participated in mobile gaming, emailing and social networking.

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12/04/2013 In-Flight Text Messaging Is Coming

Aircraft, long a respite from the constant contact allowed by smartphones, are finally getting connected. Many travelers are already celebrating the newly-relaxed Federal Aviation Administration rules, which allow passengers to use their electronic devices throughout their flights without incurring flight attendants wrath.

Gogo, which provides in-flight Internet connections on many major airlines, is giving tech-savvy passengers yet another reason for joy: It is just about ready to roll out a new app that will allow passengers to exchange text messages with groundlings while they are tens of thousands of feet in the air.

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12/03/2013 Social Media Text Messages

Eyeing deeper control of our mobile devices, social networks are developing their own applications to capitalize on the mobile-messaging trend. Facebook, Google and Twitter are moved in part by greed—the notion that they can form an even deeper relationship with their users, to the exclusion of others—and fear, that someone else will do that before they can, and limit the reach of their social networks in our lives.

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12/02/2013 Nexus Phones Succeptible to SMS Attacks

The Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5 can be forced to reboot or lose their network connection if an attacker sends a large number of Flash SMS messages to them, PC World reports.

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11/26/2013 Latest News from NotePage

New Version PageGate
There is a new point release available for PageGate, details of the updates can be seen in the PageGate release notes: http://www.notepage.net/release.htm

Tips for Using Cell Phones
While there are no specific, explicitly stated rules for how, when, and what one should text, there is undoubtedly an unspoken standard of what is appropriate and inappropriate to text. With texting's being an immensely popular and increasingly widespread means of communication, the value of understanding text messaging etiquette is growing increasingly important.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/tips-for-using-cell-phones.htm

Did You Know...

Did You Know PageGate Supports 16 Simultaneous Connections
If your message delivery times are starting to slow down and you're running in to a bottleneck with your messages, upgrading PageGate with additional connectors is a good way to alleviate the problem.
http://www.notepage.net/did-you-know-pagegate-supports-16-simultaneous-connections.htm

Did You Know PageGate Can Send Text Messages to Road Signs?
This is really useful for Public Safety Departments and Emergency Management Services! If your road signs can be configured to receive an email, text page or SMS message to update their message, PageGate can do it.
http://www.notepage.net/did-you-know-pagegate-can-send-messages-to-road-signs.htm

Did You Know PageGate Can Schedule Messages?
You can Configure a Message to Repeat at an interval or Configure a Single Message to go out at a Future Date
http://www.notepage.net/did-you-know-pagegate-can-schedule-messages.htm

Tips for PageGate Message Notification
If you own the GetMail module, you can configure PageGate to email you a notification any time a message succeeds or fails in the program. When a message is successfully delivered, PG looks for a file named successnotifylist.txt in the PG program folder.
http://www.notepage.net/pagegate-message-notification.htm

Integrate SolarWinds with NotePage's Software
To integrate Solarwinds Orion with PageGate, make sure the GetASCII module is installed and enabled, to allow Solarwinds to communicate with PageGate.
http://thwack.solarwinds.com/docs/DOC-170821

Humor!
SMS and text messaging cartoons!
http://www.notepage.net/sms-text-messaging-humor.htm

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12/01/2013 Text Poser Cartoon


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