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David enjoys writing about a range of subjects. He also likes travelling and listening to music.

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Posted on April 17, 2014

New encryption technology could make text messages so secure that new bank card PINs could be sent as an SMS, theregister.co.uk reports. Serbian company Infobip has created the Secure Smart Messaging Service (SSMS), which has already passed the rigorous PCI DSS standards for that payment card industry. The system works by encrypting everything from the…

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Posted on April 02, 2014

Appointment no-shows are down at Dorset County Hospital because of a new text-based reminder service, dchft.nhs.uk reports. Every year sees around 19,000 missed appointments at the Dorchester hospital, which costs the local NHS Trust in the region of £3 million. In a bid to combat the wastage, hospital chiefs decided to roll out a text…

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Posted on March 28, 2014

A patent filed by Apple back in 2012 could make it easier for iPhone owners to walk and text without bumping into their surroundings, gizmondo.co.uk reports. The patent describes a method of using a phone’s back-facing camera to stream live video to the background of a text message. This way, people who are focussing solely…

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Posted on March 07, 2014

Smartphones are seen as the go-to device for communicating on the go, with 77 per cent favouring their mobile over laptops and tablets, theidm.com reports. New research from Facebook and GfK found that smartphone users were ten times more likely to use this device on public transport than fire up a laptop. Even tablet owners…

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Posted on March 05, 2014

A new app could soon make the precarious act of texting while walking a great deal safer, dailymail.co.uk reports. Developers from California have come up with ‘Type n Walk’, a new app that provides and ingeniously simple way of preventing smartphone owners from clattering into people or falling over as they walk down the street….

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