Lollipop bug prevents Nexus 4, 5, and 6 owners from sending SMS – seems to be carrier-specific

The Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update has rolled out to the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, while the Nexus 6 runs the latest version of Android out of the box. We’ve come across reports of Lollipop bugs such as the flashlight and random card bug. Now it seems another has been discovered. This new bug […]

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 Users who have made the switch from an iPhone to something else can now ‘deregister’ iMessage

If you’ve made the switch from an iPhone to Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry, you must have been annoyed knowing that your messages were still being coursed through iMessage, Apple’s messaging service, which means your new chosen platform will not receive the messages. This is all in the past, as Apple has created a tool […]

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 Android smartphones with MediaTek chip vulnerable to SMS hack

Korben, a French blogger, has discovered that Android smartphones with MediaTek processors under the hood shut down and reset once they receive the equal symbol “=” via SMS. If you can speak French, hit play below to watch Korben showing how the hack works. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TS12MK0oHc&w=640&h=400] The hack will not put your personal data at […]

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 iMessage prevents you from receiving SMS from an iPhone if you switched from an iPhone to an Android smartphone

Have you ever had problems getting SMS from iPhone-owning friends when you switched to an Android smartphone from an iPhone? Apparently, you’re not the only one with this problem, as the culprit is iMessage. Sadly, Apple doesn’t know how to fix this problem (or is taking its sweet time resolving the issue). Lifehacker’s Adam Pash […]

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