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Displaying items by tag: Texting

Employers have been warned that staff using their own laptops or tablets to transfer and store confidential business information could potentially compromise their business.

Published in Security

Text messaging, rather than talking over the phone, is now preferred by many Australians, according to a new survey which found that 56% of Aussie adults avoid making phone calls, turning instead to messaging apps or even email.

Published in Apps

Closely monitoring your child's mobile phone or tablet use is a contentious issue. But if it is something you believe you should be doing and you trust an overseas company with your child's communications data and metadata, then the TeenSafe monitoring software is now available in Australia.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 01 September 2014 10:37

Art of conversation 'dying'

Almost three in five Aussies say they call their family and friends less frequently since the rise of social media, according to newly released research.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 07 April 2014 12:57

Apple’s great big messaging black hole

Apple has a dirty secret. There is a massive hole in its iPhone messaging system.

Published in C Level
Monday, 31 March 2014 06:25

Dangers of texting and driving highlighted

Many young drivers are tempted to read and write text messages and otherwise engage in social media when behind the wheel of a car. Bad idea.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 20:31

Aussies being "gouged" for texting

Aussies are being taken to the cleaners when it comes to sending text messages, according to Australia's peak communications consumer body ACCAN.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:17

Prolific texters not getting the message

If you text and walk, you're a bloody idiot - new research is showing that people that text while walking are at risk of ruining their balance and posture, and severe injury.

Published in Health
Monday, 25 November 2013 11:14

Vic drivers face tough new texting laws

Victorian drivers who text while driving will face big fine increases, which come into effect today.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 04 November 2013 12:17

Texting leads to breakups

Texting your significant other all the time should mean you're deeply in love, right? Apparently not, according to some new research.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:50

Victorian drivers to face tougher texting laws

If you text and drive you're a 'bloody idiot' and you'll now also face a much harsher penalty in a push from the Victorian state government for tougher texting laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 12 August 2013 16:07

If you text and walk, you're a bloody idiot

Texting and driving has long been accepted as illegal, but the Northern Territory has taken the extraordinary step of banning texting while walking.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:25

NSW tells drivers 'get your hands off it'

The New South Wales government today launched a $1.5 million road safety awareness campaign, designed to discourage people from texting while driving.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:21

Google says what's up to WhatsApp

Massively popular messaging app WhatsApp is in negotiations with Google over pricing of a takeover, if ‘insider sources’ are to be believed.

Published in Mobility

Optus mobile customers are now able to donate to Red Cross relief funds for specific appeals via SMS under a facility set up by Optus and digital marketing company, Be.interactive.

Published in Networking
Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:11

Adults text and drive just as much as teens

A new survey called the Internet & American Life Project, by the Pew Research Center, found that U.S. adults send or read text messages while driving just as much as do teenagers. Actually, 1% more adults text and drive than do teens--27% versus 26%.


Published in Health
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 15:07

Millennials call the IT tune

If you are one, or have one lurking in a bedroom right now, it probably comes as no surprise that Millennials think email is somewhat quaint - a way to communicate with a great aunt perhaps.

According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, about 25% of teenagers in the United States are texting while driving. They see their parents texting and driving, too!

Published in Health
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 18:18

YouTube dramatizes danger of texting and driving

A YouTube video from a police department in Gwent, Wales, dramatically shows the dangers of texting while driving a motorized vehicle.

Published in UNI-verse
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