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T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint take stance against fraudulent premium SMS charges [update]

T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint take stance against fraudulent premium SMS charges [update]

Andrew Martonik 30

Customers continue to have the option of requesting refunds for false charges Update: The Vermont Attorney General indicates that both AT&T and Sprint have also signed on to block all premium SMS charges aside from donations, although the carriers have not released official statements on the matter. Original story: T-Mobile published a support FAQ today indicating that the carrier...

SMS messages, animated gifs and location sharing to come to Hangouts app for Android

SMS messages, animated gifs and location sharing to come to Hangouts app for Android

Jerry Hildenbrand 141

Big changes are coming to the Android Hangouts client As expected. Google has announced a few new features to the Android Hangouts app during their Google+ event today. There are three new features coming: Locations sharing Animated gif support in chats SMS messaging support We reckon the first two have their fans, and we can see that they would be useful, but let's be honest...

Changes for SMS apps coming in KitKat - could this mean they are coming to Hangouts?

Changes for SMS apps coming in KitKat - could this mean they are coming to Hangouts?

Jerry Hildenbrand 105

Text messaging apps stand to get a whole lot better — and, yes, likely will include Google's own Hangouts app The Android Developers blog wants the people developing third-party SMS apps to get ready for some big changes to come with KitKat. The short version is that you can now "officially" make an application the default for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages, as opposed to...

New Android 4.3 features: Third-party SMS apps for quick replies and 'Notification Listener'

New Android 4.3 features: Third-party SMS apps for quick replies and 'Notification Listener'

Andrew Martonik 16

Two new features that came with the latest update that fix frustrating issues Google dropped Android 4.3 on us along with a whole bunch of other news last week, and while there were a few headline features of the release, nothing in particular caught our eye. Well we've had time to dig through a few of the new features that came along with Android 4.3 that weren't talked about in its...