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While most people now know to ensure they have antivirus software to help protect themselves from malware, fraudsters are getting more clever, and are now turning their attention to SMS fraud.Phishing? Smishing!
You may have already heard of RCS or Rich Communication Services: it's an upgrade to the SMS protocol that Google is trying to get adopted more widely, and it's now live for all Android users in the US, on any carrier.#technology #smartphone #SMS #RCS #Android #Google
The news was confirmed by Google Communications Suite Lead Sanaz Ahari on Twitter, though you may need to update both the default Google Messages app for Android and Carrier Services on your phone to get the functionality.
RCS is already live in the UK and France. As for the rest of the world, Ahari told users to "stay tuned" regarding when the technology might roll out even further. In terms of US support, Google is ahead of schedule.
As 9to5Google noted today, Android users reported their phones sent out text messages on their own over the past few months. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, those messages were sent to Google. The good news is this isn’t spam or a phishing attempt.The bad news is it's Google.
Is your iPhone getting blown up with spammy messages? Then you should probably update to iOS 13 if you haven’t already. iOS 13 includes a couple of new tools for blocking junk emails and robocalls, and carries over the iMessage blocking options from iOS 12.#technology #iOS #iPhone #iPad #iPadOS #email #SMS #phone #privacy
Microsoft has created an SMS Organizer app for Android .that’s designed to automatically sort messages. The software giant originally released the app in India last year, but XDA-Developers has spotted it’s now making its way to the US, UK, and Australia today. SMS Organizer uses machine learning to automatically sort messages and organize them into separate folders.#technology #mobile #sms #Microsoft #Android
The Google Assistant is a very useful tool when it comes to issuing voice commands to check the weather, power on the smart lights, or setting a timer. You can also use Google’s virtual assistant to make a call or to send a text although the phone would need to be unlocked to do so. This may not be the case for too much longer because Google is apparently testing the ability to use Google Assistant to send texts via the Android lockscreen without needing to unlock the phone first.#technology #mobile #SMS #Android