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Send Text-Message Reminders to Your Phone

The ingenious Oh, Don't Forget makes it a snap to schedule work reminders that'll get your attention. You can even use it to send a message to someone else.

Email vs. IM vs. SMS: Choosing the Right One

Email, instant messaging, and text messaging are all acceptable methods of communication, but each has pros and cons and you need to choose the best one for the current situation.

Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 2

In the second part of our donationware series, we introduce a few hidden gems that you can download and use for free. All of these programs accept contributions, and some support charities.

Donations Go Mobile

Text-to-give efforts are expanding as charities make it easy to make contributions on the go.

Yahoo Messenger Flaw Enables Spamming Through Other People's Status Messages

An unpatched Yahoo Messenger vulnerability that allows attackers to change people's status messages and possibly perform other unauthorized actions.

AOL Revamps AIM with Facebook, Google Chat Apps

AIM now features a seamless leap into video chat, and photo-sharing isn't relegated to URLs and text.

Survey: Instant Messaging Will Surpass Email

In a poll, 54% of CIOs predicted that real-time communication technologies, such as instant messaging, SharePoint, Chatter and Yammer, will overtake email in 2016

Cell Phones, Other Tech Tell 9/11 Memories

The National Museum of American History's 9/11 display includes a variety of tech gadgets that played a role on the day of the attack.

Windows Phone 7, Day 7: Tie Messaging Together With Threads

The Threads feature in Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" blurs the line between different forms of communication and lets you seamlessly switch between them within a single conversation.

4 Reasons to Use GroupMe for Work

Skype is buying text messaging service GroupMe. Like Skype, the tool offers cool and unexpected uses for business.