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Sending Secret Encrypted Text Messages On Your IPhone Just Got Easier

One thing your iPhone could be better at: sending secret encrypted messages (aka for sexting and/or illicit relationships). The regular messages app leaves everything hanging out in the open! Text Fortress is an app that encrypts the messages you send and locks them down so only the person you sent it to, can see it.


Texting While Driving Hands-Free Is Still Very Unsafe, Says Science

California just passed a law that says drivers are free to text and email while they drive, as long as they’re doing it by voice. Sounds safer, right? Not exactly, according to quite a bit of research.


We've Known Texting Was Going To Destroy Conversation For Over A Century

If you’ve ever thought “man, texting is really ruining verbal communication” stop right now, before you start feeling like you’ve had an original thought. People were thinking the same thing about the telegraph in 1906.


SMS Could Save Endangered Animals In Kenya

Kenya has a lot of beautiful, rare animals, but unfortunately a lot of people are keen to kill them, and sell bits of them for money. Kenya’s got a new plan to try to keep those poachers in check though, and it’s good old-fashioned text messaging.


Rumourmodo: Facebook Launching Its Own Snapchat-Style App

Facebook is apparently testing its own version of an app which resembles Snapchat, the messaging software which allows users to send “disposable” photographs to each other.


Snapchat Now Self-Destructs Sexy Messages In Under 10 Seconds

The safe sexting app that automatically deletes pictures you send to friends a few seconds after they view it has added something that could get a lot raunchier: videos. Yep, Snapchat does video now. You can record a video up to 10 seconds long and send it to your Snapchat friends. They can only watch it once before it self-destructs into porny oblivion after a few seconds.


Snapchat For Video Is Coming

When Snapchat emerged as the optimal way to send other people sexy photographs of yourself, it was only a matter of time until someone made an identical app for video. Vidburn is that app. It’s coming soon.


Listen To Gizmodo's Editor On ABC's Download This Show

Gizmodo editor Luke Hopewell swung by ABC Radio National this afternoon to chat to Download This Show about the anniversary of the SMS, the state of the Australian taxi industry and how to stay safe online at Christmas.


The Smart Way To Sext

Here we go again, talking about apps for horny people way more than usual. But that’s because there’s a new king: Snapchat. Here’s how to use it wisely.


US Carriers Unite To Create Emergency Texting Service

The four major US carriers have joined forces and agreed to create a nationwide 911 texting service. It will allow their customers to send a text message in the case of emergency rather than making a voice call.


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