Published: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400
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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400PageGates GetAscii module can be configured to read XML content. To do so, you'll have to determine which XML tags are relevant data and which aren't, then configure GetAscii to recognize the data.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:40 -0400Follow these steps to use MultiTech Cellular Modems with PageGate.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:54 -0400PageGate can easily be integrated with Alstons Tascom systems with the GetTAP module. Alston's Tascom systems can output the TAP protocol which GetTAP can accept.
Sat, 8 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Follow these steps to use Southern Software with PageGate
Thu, 6 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Follow these steps to use CoScale Monitoring with PageGate.
Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Ten years ago, such conversations would have taken place by phone or email. But during two weeks in January, those quick messages, along with notes of congratulations and requests for meetings, flowed via text messages to and from the mobile phones of North Carolinas top elected and appointed officials.
Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Why text messaging? Latinos are the fastest users and adopters of cell phones and respond more to the text message market than any other group. Since 2009, Latinos have closed the gap between whites for cell phone ownership – about 86 percent of Latinos own cellphones compared with 84 percent of whites. Eighty-seven percent of Latinos use their phones for texting, whereas only 79 percent of whites text.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400Forest officials in West Bengals Bankura district have started issuing SMS alerts about the movement of elephants to prevent man-animal conflicts that have resulted in several deaths.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400Google has confirmed that it is removing carrier SMS functionality in the classic Hangouts app for Android, starting on May 22.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500The city of Everett, MA has deployed the PageGate GUI Client to workstations within their dispatch center for manual messaging of personnel and has configured PageGate to read data from a CAD system to automate certain types of messages.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500Critical Alert Systems (CAS) offers an advanced, reliable and secure Nurse Call system. The Critical Alert solutions enable hospitals to improve patient satisfaction, enhance outcomes and drive down costs.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500GroundProbe provides high value information to help customers to better manage risk. With a range of slope monitoring solutions built on the successful detection of over 500 wall failures, GroundProbe's products, services and people enable customers to make confident decisions about mine safety and ongoing production.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:33 -0500TigerText and PageGate are a combined solution. TigerText allows you to recall your message at any time and knows when your messages have been read. The unique features of TigerText allow for HIPAA compliance, SOX and other regulatory compliance. PageGate can use the TigerText message delivery gateway to send regulatory compliant messages and, as such, there are many different functions that the combined solution can provide.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:00:10 -0500With 90 percent of companies today competing solely on the basis of the customer experience, it is imperative that organizations work to enhance their sustomer experience strategy. One easy way to consistently deliver amazing customer experiences is through short message service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS), both which have been proven as preferred means of engagement among consumers today.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500Business Use Will Increase
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500Regardless 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.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500When I need to get something done in a hurry, I use three time management tactics to maximize my available time and sharpen my focus. For instance, when I returned home last year from my active duty military deployment, I had to quickly readjust to my corporate job and get up to speed with team priorities and deadlines.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500Keeping text messages private may seem like a pretty simple task, but more often than not, those embarrassing and incriminating texts can still be accessed even when you delete them from your iPhone. Sometimes, all it takes is a Spotlight search.
Wed, 8 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500On 1/1/2017, AT&T terminated 2G service. If you have a 2G cellular device such as a cellular modem, those devices will no longer function and you must upgrade to a 3G or 4G device.
Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500You can schedule a single message or a series of messages and you can configure them to repeat at an interval of your choosing.
Sun, 5 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500A supplemental emergency alert notification and response system that is fully autonomous.
Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500In a world where half of customers prefer texting for service and support, short message service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS) have become vital for engagement and retention. A 2014 study, for instance, found that nearly one-third of customers believe it is important for companies to make texting an available support option; meanwhile, 47 percent believe that texting would improve their overall satisfaction.
Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500You may want only to transfer SMS messages from an Android device to iPhone. The reason: you might be switching over to an iPhone (nothing wrong with that!) or for some reason you may require the SMS conversations present on your Android device to also be on your iPhone. We will show two of the easiest ways by which you can transfer SMS messages from Android to iPhone.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0500Security researchers from Context IS have uncovered serious vulnerabilities in a number of premium Samsung Galaxy phones which allow attackers to crash devices using a single SMS message and initiate ransomware attacks.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:26:20 -0500Valentines Day is much more than just whispering sweet nothings to each other. Even those who are away from each other in terms of distance, try and spend time with each other on this day. It’s true, the Day of Love has something for everyone who understands and values true love.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health have found that text messaging is an effective tool to reduce heavy drinking in adults seeking help on the internet. The results of the first-of-its-kind study, published today in PLOS ONE, show that when drinkers received adaptive tailored texts, their drinking reduction was similar to many in-person moderation treatments.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Study after study points to the power of text messaging to connect health care providers to their patients, improving patient compliance with medications and appointments and giving medical professionals better data. A 2015 Johns Hopkins University study on birth control compliance in young women is no exception, demonstrating the potential texting holds to impact the often underserved area of women's health.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500No one likes getting their jury duty summons, and scheduling around jury duty can be an even greater nuisance. Thankfully, some states and counties are beginning to find ways to reduce this problem, with text messaging taking a central role.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Texting 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.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Application-to-person messaging is going be a major player in the telecoms space this year, with new partnerships forming between instant messaging apps and large enterprises. The A2P text messaging business-as-a-service model, already gaining significant traction in 2016, will advance even faster as operators ally with mobile messaging specialists to handle A2P text messaging traffic.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500With the hundreds of thousands of high school students who graduate every year, many of them make unwisdecisions about where to go to college or whether they should be going to college. A lot of them make the wrong choices about the institutions they enroll to, and a lot more even decide to never enroll at all.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college. Some who would excel at top-ranked institutions opt for second-tier institutions. And more than 200,000 students who have been accepted by colleges never enroll.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500More than half of all American adults (68%) own smartphones.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500If you could use technology to receive messages from a loved one who has died, would you?
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Texting has become a gateway of covering real, raw emotions of what we actually mean vs. what we think it means. Yes, I blame texting for this because there is always a misinterpretation of what someone sends you.
Sat, 4 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500If your customers will not even call Mom on the phone anymore (they are texting her instead), why are you forcing them to call your business on the phone any time they need customer service or support?
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500The woman called 911 to say a man had kidnapped her and thrown her into the trunk of his car; but they were on the move, and her phone signal dropped out.
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[...]
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. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking and issued a proposed rule that would require providers and manufacturers to replace the currently mandated but outdated text telephone technology with real-time text technology. Unlike text telephone technology, real-time text works over IP-based wireless services, provides instantaneous communication, and does not require additional hardware. Female hands touching and using cell in sun filled roomText telephone technology was first developed in the 1970s. It was a remarkable breakthrough in communication for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. But it is now increasingly obsolete. The technology requires the use of a specialized device, a teletypewriter, in order to send messages. The teletypewriter can only send sixty words per minute and employs a limited set of characters, preventing the communication of anything employing special characters or non-English letters. In order to communicate with someone who doesn’t have a teletypewriter, a person needs to employ a third-party translation service. complete article [...]
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?