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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:00:31 -0500When living with diabetes, diligent self-care is essential, and at times overwhelming. The demands of self-awareness and self-care can be exhausting, or simply easy to forget about at times, but a lapse can be dangerous for diabetics. In an effort to make keeping on top of the daily responsibilities of diabetes easier, researchers have begun to explore how texting might be used to lighten this load and improve the health of diabetics.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:08:13 -0500Large collection of Top Carrier Settings for Sending Messages
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:05:07 -0500There are many different ways to integrate PageGate with other programs and hardware and these forms of integration are invaluable to Public Safety and Emergency Management Systems because it allows you to send pages to pagers, SMS to cell phones, Email to email addresses or any combination of the three.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:42 -0500Welcome to NotePage news. If preferred this newsletter can also be viewed online at: http://www.notepage.net/newsletter-12-06-2016.htm Verizon Changes Many of NotePage's customer's use Verizon's public gateway to send messages and have experienced problems lately. Verizon has updated their receiving SMTP infrastructure and now has a limit on the number of messages you can send to their public SMTP gateway (email@example.com) per day. Customers are reporting receiving a 554 response when attempting to send messages. Learn how you can resolve this issue: http://www.notepage.net/verizon-changes-to-public-smtp-gateway.htm New Integration Profiles We are very pleased to announced four new integration partner profiles. All of these partners use PageGate to enhance their existing solutions. DaPro Systems - CAD System http://www.notepage.net/dapro-systems/dapro-systems.htm FireText Response - Emergency Alerts http://www.notepage.net/firetextresponse/firetextresponse.htm QED - Medical Dispatch Software http://www.notepage.net/qed/medical-dispatch.htm Turn-Key Lone Worker - Personal Duress Alarm System http://www.notepage.net/lone-worker/lone-worker.htm Did You Know that NotePager Pro Has Calendar Based Scheduling? You can schedule a single message or a series of messages and you can configure them to repeat at an interval of your choosing. http://www.notepage.net/did-you-know-notepager-pro-has-calendar-based-scheduling.htm Texting Toward Degrees Texting and schooling: they don't 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? http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/texting-toward-degrees.htm How Texting is Helping Victims of Violence One of the first things many of us do in an emergency situation is text our loved ones, but what if we can't? Often, in instances of attacks, abduction, and other violent acts, the impulse to reach for our phones subsides to the impulse to defend ourselves, and scarcely in such situations are victims even able to access their phones. Thankfully, numerous developers and organizations have found ways to put texting to use to help victims of violence, whether or not they are able to reach for their phones. http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/how-texting-is-helping-victims-of-violence.htm Can SMS Improve Medication Compliance It can be all too easy to miss doses of medication by simply forgetting to take them, and many who are prescribed medication choose not to take it, feeling uncertain about its risks or that they may not need it. In short, medication compliance can be dangerously low; almost one third of patients prescribed medication prescribed to control blood pressure and lipids, medicine that can be critical to a patient's health, are not compliant with their medication. http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/can-sms-improve-medication-compliance.htm How Text Messaging is Changing the Hospitality Industry While waiting at the airport for your rental car, you get a notification on your cell phone. It's a text from your hotel, asking if you would like a drink or food from room service upon your arrival. It may sound like a futuristic luxury, but the fact of the matter is that scenarios like this are not that far off. Text messaging offers a myriad of ways to boost the hospitality industry, and hotels are bound to take note sooner rather than later. http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/how-can-text-messaging-change-hospitality.htm How Your Bank is Using Text Messaging? The introduction of online [...]
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500OK, I exaggerated a bit: Some people return messages — quickly and informatively. But most do not.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:45:29 -0500On Dec. 3, text messaging celebrated its 24th birthday. Since the first short message service — or as we call it, SMS — text was sent in 1992, texting has evolved from a rarely used gimmick to one of the most dominant forms of communication. To commemorate the world SMS birthday, here are six ways texting has evolved since it was introduced.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500In 2016, the FAA published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) proposing an SMS requirement of certain certificated airports. Under the proposal, these airports would develop and implement processes and procedures to proactively identify hazards and mitigate unacceptable risk. In addition to safety risk assessment and management, the proposal would require these airports to also deploy confidential hazard reporting systems, provide training and orientation programs, and offer enhanced safety communications. Together, these elements form the building blocks to support an organizational culture that values safe practices.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500It is probably not going to catch on with teens anytime soon, but scientists have found a new way to send text messages: with chemicals.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:59:00 -0500Sending texts to survey panel members shortens response time.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials only archived 86 text messages out of 3.1 million agency employees sent and received in 2015, according to a federal watchdog’s report made public Wednesday by House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500iOS 10 has brought its own share of problems since Apple pushed it out, but now there’s a text message that can crash any iPhone running on it. Those who are unlucky enough to receive the text will find that it makes their iPhone crash, and it could bring a sense of déjà vu with it.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500All healthcare organizations should have policies prohibiting the use of unsecured text messaging - that is, short message service (SMS) text messaging from a personal mobile device - for communicating protected health information.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400NotePage's Integration Partners are software developers that have complimentary product lines, that have a need or an option of integrating text messaging into their applications. NotePage has worked with the following software companies to develop tutorials detailing how NotePage's software can be used in conjunction with their solutions.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400Questions and answers about text messaging and SMS
Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400In this tutorial, we'll be going over a brief introduction to the different interfaces for PageGate and their functions.
Sun, 6 Nov 2016 19:27:26 -0400Follow these steps for direct database integration with PageGate Direct Database Integration with PageGate
Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:25:37 -0400Texting has become a major mode of communication and coordination for many workplaces, allowing colleagues to exchange information rapidly and effectively. While SMS is of great aid to office environments, firms with more widely distributed work sites could benefit even more from the extensive and efficient communication network that texting affords. Construction firms are no exception, where text messaging is put to task as an effective way of keeping employees up to date and safe.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400It is hardly news that teenagers are not getting enough sleep--90% of teens get fewer than the eight to ten hours of sleep per night recommended for healthy development and function. A growing public health concern, sleep deprivation is particularly dangerous for youths, who rely on sleep for healthy mental and physical development. With teen sleep loss growing in public attention, and technology in a sense dominating the lives of young people, we must wonder if and how our devices play into this phenomenon.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400Oftentimes, we think of the conservation of the old as incongruous with the use of newer technology like mobile devices. This is far from the case; in fact, GPS technology is being combined with text messaging to track both wildlife and livestock, a useful tool to keep an eye on both the farm animals we depend on and the increasing number of endangered or threatened species.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400If you are still shy of buying a condom or if you just remembered that you needed lube, here is help at hand. Here are two initiatives helping people avoid being embarrassed and practising safety in their intimate moments.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:21 -0400Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund an innovative clinical trial that will use mHealth technology and text messaging to improve type 2 diabetes management among high-risk Hispanic patients in San Diego County.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:14:01 -0400Struggling to meet the rising demand for mental health services on campuses, colleges turn to online platforms and text messaging services. Experts are divided on the effectiveness of these approaches.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:12:19 -0400Text messaging also has the advantage of being a native phone function. Itȗs a universal platform that is more prevalent than the many messaging apps where chatbots tend to reside. Texting is something most people use in the course of regular communications. In fact, around 97 percent of Americans text at least once a day on their cell phones.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400With instances of gun violence and other emergency situations on college campuses making the news all too often, security systems at colleges and universities remain of the utmost importance. Campus security not only needs to be strong, but current to ensure the safety of students. Following the model of many of our world's functions today, many colleges and universities are looking to text messaging to keep campus safety as modern and powerful as possible.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400Most of us know textings being used for just about everything these days, but some of the new ways texting is being applied to our lives still manage to surprise us. For instance, have you ever twirled a piece of hair to send a text, or brushed away a rogue strand to take pictures on your cell phone? Or imagined one day dairy cows might text their farmers to let them know how they are doing? Neither had we, but new technologies have allowed these seeming absurdities, and more, to become realities.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:50 -0400Have you ever had the feeling that someone was following you? Or maybe you were out with a group and suddenly found yourself surrounded by strangers. It is not safe to go for a walk, shop, exercise, or drive alone anymore.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:00:20 -0400Not entirely of the past, of course; phone conversation lives on in roughly the same way that swing dancing lives on, or Latin declension, or manual transmission. You can still find it, but you have to look a lot harder, because it is no longer a way of life.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400Get Georgia Reading, a statewide reading enhancement program, began its Ready4K text messaging program on Monday to encourage parents to read to their students.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400Text messaging has grown in popularity in recent years, leading survey researchers to explore ways texts might be used as tools in the public opinion research process. In the U.S., at least, researchers must obtain consent from respondents before they are permitted to send an automated text. This means that text messaging can not be used in standard one-off surveys of the public ȑ surveys where pollsters reach out to a randomly sampled list of telephone numbers. Texting also presents measurement challenges in terms of offering only limited space for writing questions and requiring respondents to type rather than click. While these factors limit the utility of texting for interviewing itself, texting has been explored as a means of alerting people to complete a survey, such as by sending them a link to a web survey.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400Abu Dhabi: Motorists in Abu Dhabi will receive instant text messages about traffic violations committed by them thanks to an advanced messaging system developed by Abu Dhabi Police.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 15:14:40 -0400Texting touches nearly every area of our lives these days, taking an increasingly large role in our social, personal, professional, and romantic lives. With its great impact, and our near obsession with our cell phones, it does not seem far-fetched that our texting habit is affecting our brains. But could it be true?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:11:12 -0400There are many different ways to integrate PageGate with other programs and hardware and these forms of integration are invaluable to Public Safety and Emergency Management Systems because it allows you to send pages to pagers, SMS to cell phones, Email to email addresses or any combination of the three. It is a fairly easy process but knowing how to integrate with our software is a key step in understanding what's going to be best for your environment.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:08:47 -0400Follow these steps for direct database integration with PageGate
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:07:47 -0400Top Carrier Settings for Sending Messages
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:02:59 -0400We use text messaging for a variety of things; to chat with family and friends, to check-in with a coworker, or send a photo, but what about for academics?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:08:00 -0400The three-month study compared 17,000 newly enrolled IEHP members who participated in an IEHP text message program, to IEHP members who did not receive text messages.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:04:53 -0400Can an affirmation in the form of a text message alter the course of someones day? Naomi Hirabayashi, co-founder and co-CEO of Shine Text, an app that delivers daily affirmations and life advice to users via text or Facebook message, says: without a doubt.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:03:14 -0400Regardless of which feature-rich smartphone you have, its main function is to keep you in contact with the people in your life. Calling someone is one way to catch up, but it’s hard to argue against texting and SMS messaging, which, for many, is faster and more convenient
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400Many of us have tried leaving ourselves notes or setting alarms as reminders of appointments and meetings, with varying degrees of efficacy, but what about reminder texts? Scheduling text messages that remind you at opportune times of commitments could be an easy and effective way to help us avoid forgetting them. Reminder texts can also be a great alternative to the reminder mailings or phone calls many practices use to confirm appointments.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400PageGate has been designed to integrate as easily as possible with existing application. Here are some ways to use PageGate's modules to integrate with other applications:
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:39:16 -0400Most of us can recall a time when we wished we'd planned a little better during a big storm. After all, bad weather is an unavoidable fact of life, and all we can do when severe weather is expected is plan accordingly to stay warm, dry, and safe. Believe it or not, text messaging can help you do that: SMS weather alerts are perhaps the most powerful and effective tool to stay in the know, and therefore to plan right, for severe weather.
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 12:35:26 -0400Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity in modern society, and with the great advances that have been made in smart phone technology, most of us rely on our phones to help us in an array of situations. While most smart phone owners are acquainted with the helpfulness of features such as navigation apps and mobile broadband, many people have yet to discover the array of uses they may put their phones to in the event of a true emergency. We have compiled a list of 10 things your phone can do in an emergency to shed light on this exciting and important realm of development:
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 12:34:03 -0400The Safetxt trial, funded by a £1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), is designed to reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young people in England by sending regular text messages offering non-judgemental sexual health support. The messages, developed after a pilot trial and consultation with young people, will support recipients in telling a partner about an infection, using condoms, and getting tested before unprotected sex with a new partner.
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:00:27 -0400The further we implement text messaging in our lives, the further its impact reaches. We live in a time in which many of the industries and services we rely on are embracing, and therefore being changed by, SMS technology. A notable example is realty, where text messaging is streamlining business, improving customer satisfaction, and boosting sellers efficacy.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:00:47 -0400The non-profit, which works to prevent and fight human trafficking, has extended their hotline that allows victims of human trafficking to reach out for help to support text messages. The benefits of this simple change have enormous implications for the thousands of victims of modern day slavery.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Have room to improve your messaging? Keep these tips in mind
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Before implementing a secure text messaging approach, leaders from IT, clinical, security, legal and human resources must collaborate to develop policies and procedures ensuring that all processes and technology involved will be effective and secure. Here are 10 ways to get there, based on research by Spok, a vendor that specializes in messaging applications.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Georgia officials launched a new service Wednesday allowing residents to register to vote via text message.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Teens in Mozambique with questions about sexual health and HIV can turn to an expert in the same way they communicate with friends or family. A text messaging platform in the African country answers questions young people have about sex and relationships, destigmatizing curiosity about reproductive health.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Texting touches nearly every area of our lives these days, taking an increasingly large role in our social, personal, professional, and romantic lives. With its great impact, and our near obsession with our cell phones, it doesn't seem far-fetched that our texting habit is affecting our brains. But could it be true?
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Text message art displays have been housed temporarily across the country in pop-ups at museums, art shows, festivals, and other venues. In all these places they have done service both to the tradition and future of art as well as our technology and its important implications. Perhaps they have left inspiration and hope for the harmonious existence of our ubiquitous technology and our higher pursuits.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400A text message could be the difference between life and death for mothers severely suffering from postpartum depression, and one local medical team is using the technology to save mothers and their newborns.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Under the new Data Comm system, pilots receive flight plans, landing clearances, and other instructions from air traffic controllers through a text message on a cockpit screen. Pilots confirm receipt with a single button.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:00:00 -0400For most Americans, making a phone call is an easy matter. But individuals who are athaf or severely hard of hearing are dependent on adaptive technologies to transmit or translate their text input and enable phone calls to friends, employers, and even emergency responders.
Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400There is a whole lot of nuance when it comes to text messaging—especially in the subtleties of punctuation. Obviously, a question mark conveys some sort of inquiry and an exclamation point denotes varying degrees of enthusiasm (depending on how many are actually used), but there is one type of punctuation that, despite its necessity in all other types of communication, invariably conveys something negative when used in a text: the period.
Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400Text messaging has come to encompass a huge variety of communication, but did you know that it has even been used to publish novels? A rising genre known as the cell phone novel is a type of microfiction-based novel that is written on a cell phone and published in a series of text messages.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400One of the first things many of us do in an emergency situation is text our loved ones, but what if we can't? Often, in instances of attacks, abduction, and other violent acts, the impulse to reach for our phones subsides to the impulse to defend ourselves, and scarcely in such situations are victims even able to access their phones. Thankfully, numerous developers and organizations have found ways to put texting to use to help victims of violence, whether or not they are able to reach for their phones.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400The Department of Veterans Affairs crisis hot line didn’t answer up to 30 percent of texts from desperate veterans, according to a new government watchdog investigation.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400One third of U.S. consumers are interested in receiving text message reminders from their doctors to take prescribed medicine, according to the Locent Text Adherence Survey, in which the mHealth technology vendor polled 1,000 consumers with help from Google.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400Some people say that technologies like the internet are changing the way we think. This claim is now supported by evidence from neuroscience: a unique pattern of neural oscillations — better known as brain waves — appears when people are text messaging.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400Has your hotel been reaching out to you via text message?
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400Anti-terror police found the message on Bouhlels phone after he mowed down 84 people celebrating Bastille Day in southern France, the Nice Matin newspaper reported on Sunday.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400The further we implement text messaging in our lives, the further its impact reaches. We live in a time in which many of the industries and services we rely on are embracing, and therefore being changed by, SMS technology. A notable example is realty, where text messaging is streamlining business, improving customer satisfaction, and boosting sellers efficacy.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400We have seen text messaging used in a host of inventive ways to make our lives a little easier, but the way the Polaris Project has enlisted SMS for a bigger task: helping victims of human trafficking find safety and get back on their feet. The non-profit, which works to prevent and fight human trafficking, has extended their hotline that allows victims of human trafficking to reach out for help to support text messages. The benefits of this simple change have enormous implications for the thousands of victims of modern day slavery.
Fri, 8 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the most commonly used internet based protocol for third party SMS delivery. Almost every major carrier in the US and Canada supports this protocol and, as a result, this is the most heavily used protocol.
Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400In the Public Safety and Emergency Management world, making sure your messages are always delivered and received is incredibly important. There are many different ways to send messages and it can sometimes be confusing and frustrating to know what to do and how to do it. With that in mind, here are the best methods available to Public Safety and Emergency Management services for sending SMS messages.
Mon, 4 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400This past spring, parents of nearly two dozen 4-year-olds in Head Start and preschool classes in Teton and Sublette counties took part in an early literacy text messaging pilot program via a partnership among the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic, CEPA Labs at Stanford University and the Children’s Learning Center.
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:25:01 -0400Text or SMS messaging might be a viable solution to this postpartum hypertension.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400SMS marketing is recruitments best friend, and for very good reason. Not only can SMS save recruitment agencies money, but also recruiters time – and if that was not enough, candidates prefer to be contacted by SMS.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400I do not think grandparenting through text message and Facebook is how either of us would like it to be. But after years of struggling to make our relationship work, this has grown into a wonderful option. And honestly, when I think about that, it makes me want to work harder to get along with my own children. And it also makes me hopeful that maybe, just maybe, using text and social media to reconnect with my mother will change things. Perhaps it will be the beginning of a rebirth for our relationship. One where I can call her for advice. One where we can casually chat and love each other without thinking about old tainted memories.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400Trying to keep that New Years 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.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400Data24-7 is a real-time carrier lookup service that can be used in conjunction with PageGate to send messages without knowing an individuals telecom provider. Data24-7 and PageGate compliment one another by providing a total messaging solution. If you do not have a record of the telecom carrier(s) associated with a recipient's cell phone number, Data24-7 service can be a valuable addition to PageGate.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400It is clear that text messaging is a powerful and effective way to bolster workplace communication, and therefore workplace function, across fields. Perhaps less obvious is the potential marketing power texting holds for fields like realty. Realty marketing can be costly, making it ideal to cut marketing costs and increase return on investment. Text messaging, when used right, can do just that.
Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400You never get used to that gut-wrenching moment when one realizes a very important SMS message or thread has just been deleted. What do you do now? Desperate users will go through anything to save those crucial messages if the trashed information is important enough. Recovering deleted messages is no easy feat, but jumping some hoops will definitely get you somewhere. There are some chances you can get those precious text messages back, and we can help you get to them!
Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400Sending SMS text messages to college-aged Kenyan women significantly increased their likelihood of getting tested for HIV, according to a study published in the June issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Sat, 4 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400The Joint Commission has repealed its ban on the texting of orders for care, treatment, and services for all accredited hospitals and healthcare organizations as long as texting is done through a secure sign-on text messaging platform with several required features.
Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400We all experience moments of crisis. When we are vulnerable, it is easy to slip into helplessness. We begin to doubt and drown in despair. For some, social circles help us through. For others, it is not immediately apparent.
Tue, 31 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400Many smokers know all too well how difficult smoking can be to give up; a 2010 CDC survey showed that almost 7 out of 10 smokers wanted to kick the habit completely, yet many struggle to do so. And most smokers know how beneficial succeeding would be for their health-- after all, tobacco use is the greatest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States to this day, with more than 480,000 Americans dying from smoking or secondhand smoke each year. So, in the face of such difficulty but such importance, how does one quit for good?
Sat, 28 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400Summer is in full swing, and for many of us, months of bright and sunny weather lie ahead. But before you pack the car and head to the beach, are you making sure you are protecting yourself from sun damage? If you find yourself forgetting the sunscreen or the hat a little too often, a new study from Australia may have a solution for you-- and that solution takes the form of texting.
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400DaPro Systems computer aided dispatch software system gives 911 dispatchers the ability to record and manage all aspects of emergency calls for service, from the onset of the request for help until the call is cleared.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400Oftentimes, we think of the conservation of the old as incongruous with the use of newer technology like mobile devices. This is far from the case; in fact, GPS technology is being combined with text messaging to track both wildlife and livestock, a useful tool to keep an eye on both the farm animals we depend on and the increasing number of endangered or threatened species.
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400The recent pace of economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa has undeniably been of enormous benefit to the continent. Countries such as Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, and Nigeria have profited from high levels of foreign investment and commodity exports, enabling them to invest in much-needed infrastructure. While this has certainly led to societal transformations, it has also exacerbated the gap between new technologies and old, often defective systems. Much of sub-Saharan Africa continues to be plagued by poor access to electricity, sporadic Internet coverage, and weak governance—none of which is promising for the development of the latest technologies. These obstacles, while challenging, have nevertheless provided fertile ground for innovations using an already widespread technology: the mobile phone.
Fri, 20 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400Approximately one in six African-Americans in the state has diabetes, and South Carolina state has the 17th highest rate of diabetes among African-Americans in the nation. In 2014, three people died each day from diabetes, according to DHEC, and diabetes ranks as the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina.
Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:03 -0400Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity in modern society, and with the great advances that have been made in smart phone technology, most of us rely on our phones to help us in an array of situations. While most smart phone owners are acquainted with the helpfulness of features such as navigation apps and mobile broadband, many people have yet to discover the array of uses they may put their phones to in the event of a true emergency.
Mon, 16 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400Text messaging is in large part so impactful in realty because it is an ideal line of contact between buyers and sellers. Buyers increasingly feel comfortable with SMS, if not prefer it, as a mode of contact. Additionally, text messaging offers intrinsic benefits. It is much less invasive and time-consuming than a phone call, and it spares buyers the effort of writing down information received in a call, as a text message is its own record of information that can be revisited. Texting can even trump email, with more and more people prefering the convenience and casual nature of SMS.
Fri, 13 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400The Fire Horn provides two functions: A Radio Bridge and a secure SMS Gateway.
Wed, 11 May 2016 09:00:37 -0400Millennials have an overwhelming preference for texting according to new research. In fact, when given the choice between only being able to text or call on their mobile phones, 75 percent of millennials would rather lose the ability to talk.
Mon, 9 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400We all have those friends we love very much, but sometimes just hate to text. Bad texting habits can happen to good people, and even those of us who fancy ourselves masters of text message etiquette invariably catch ourselves indulging in poor texting behavior from time to time. We've created a guide to help you avoid falling victim to these common texting misfires--or to gently suggest to someone you love it's time to put down the emojis. These are ten texting habits you should do your best to minimize.
Fri, 6 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400NotePage, Inc. is pleased to announce our PageGate software can now utilize a new carrier lookup service called Data24-7. Data24-7 is a carrier lookup service, which means you don't have to know the carrier of the cell phone numbers you would like PageGate to send messages to. With this service, PageGate can perform on the fly lookups of your cell phone numbers, matching them against the carrier list provided by Data24-7.
Wed, 4 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400The QED and PageGate interface is designed to automatically send alphanumeric pages to responding Fire, Law or EMS units. In addition, Telecommunicators have the capability to send on demand individual alphanumeric messages to any pager defined in the system. The page activation process is done all from within the QED CAD package and does not require that the user toggle to a different software application or use unrelated paging hardware.
Mon, 2 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400If you are diagnosed with a chronic disease, chances are you will have to manage it for the rest of your life. This means changing your lifestyle and taking medications as directed.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400The spread of cell phones coupled with the ease and efficiency of text messaging helps people save, spend, and invest their money more wisely. Text messages and mobile apps improve health outcomes by teaching people about nutrition and reminding patients to take their medication. They also further education by helping students learn more effectively through virtual tutoring.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400I decided to conduct a fun little exercise while writing this column, which is about the cyber security of your text messages. I went back and reviewed the last twenty texts that I had sent, to see how I would feel if they were broadcast to the world.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:00:43 -0400This research was conducted in families with a preschool-aged child recently diagnosed as overweight or obese by their primary care provider. Parents were coached on skills to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors using cognitive behavior therapy. All of the skills were supported using tailored, adaptive text messaging. The novel feature of this program is that the parents helped to create messages that spoke to them. Using an automated software application messages were delivered based on desired content, timing, and frequency to support behavior change or skills practice at home.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:00:35 -0400The text-messaging service and app gives women in out-of-the-way rural communities free health advice, sending reminders about prenatal check-ups and childrens vaccinations. It tells users when and where to get the treatment they need, and gives them access to doctors who can answer health-related questions.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400Zetron is one of the largest paging terminal manufacturer in the world. Zetron is a manufacturer of award-winning communication systems for control rooms, manufacturers and those who need crtical communications. Zetron terminals are used in factories, hospitals, and telecom carriers all over the world.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400The current version of PageGate can use the GET and POST methods of passing CGI variables to a web server, allowing you to pass updates to a website as part of your outbound messaging.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400The standard Android and iOS messaging apps—you know, the app you use for trading all those text messages, photos and videos—can do much more than you might think. Not only can you forward any text messages you receive, you can also (depending on whether you're using an iPhone or Android phone) find out when a given message was sent or received, shush an annoying group thread, or lock a message that s particularly important.