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Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message


In a previous "Pogue's Basics" tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.

"Well, great," one reader wrote, "but how do you forward a text message!?"

Find out how here...


4 tricks for Messages in iOS 8 | Macworld



The standard iOS Messages app--you know, the app you use daily for trading all those text messages, photos, and videos--can do much more than you might think. Not only can you forward any text messages you receive, you can also find out when a given message was sent or received, shush an annoying group thread, and sync Messages between your iOS device and your Mac.

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Emu on the App Store on iTunes



Emu is texting with a built-in assistant. Schedule lunches, share your location, and set reminders -- as easily as sending a photo.

* Send live location: Don't just tell people where you are, show them! You can send your location right in a message, with live updates for thirty minutes.
* Snooze messages for later. Choose when and where you want your reminder -- when you get home, when you get to work, when you leave here, or first thing tomorrow.
* Finding a time to meet up? Emu checks the calendar for you.
* Restaurant reviews and reservations: Emu recognizes restaurant names in your messages and shows you reviews and availability. Book a table right from a text.
* Movie showtimes: Emu recognizes movies and theaters, and shows you everything you need to make that plan -- from trailers and ratings to showtimes near you.
* Push to talk: Hands full? Just press and hold anywhere, speak your message, and it sends!

Note: Emu uses your phone's GPS for its "Marco Polo" location sharing (30 minutes). Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Text-to-911: What you need to know (FAQ) - CNET

Beginning May 15, wireless carriers in the US will uniformly and voluntarily support Text-to-911, a program that lets you send text messages to emergency services as an alternative to placing a phone call.

While carriers will climb on board, this just means they're making the service available -- the ability to text the police in an emergency situation won't work everywhere in the country the second May 15 rolls around. On the flipside, some counties have already embraced the program, usually working with a single carrier. Here are some important things to know about texting 911.

What is Text-to-911 and how does it work?
Text-to-911 is a free program for sending a text message addressed to "911" instead of placing a phone call. To use it, you address the message to 911 and enter the emergency in the body of the text, making sure that you also add your exact location -- or else emergency services won't be able to dispatch help your way.

Since it's all SMS-based, you will hear a response for more follow-up questions, or when help is on the way.

Read entire CNET FAQ's.



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