What was the First Smartphone?
So what was the first ever smartphone available? Here we discuss whether it was the Simon from IBM back in 1992 or maybe the Ericsson GS88, or the Nokia 9000 communicator a year earlier. Whichever it’s hard to imagine a world without smartphones yet almost as difficult to accept they’ve been around for 20 – 25 years.
The 4 Parts of an SMS Message
The great thing about SMS messaging is how simple it is. You just type, click send, and the other person gets the message almost instantly. But there’s more going on in that simplicity than you might realise. Each message has different parts. Let’s look at them individually so you’ll understand everything that goes into your message when you hit “send”.
Should you worry about your car getting hacked by SMS messages?
You’re driving down the road when suddenly your windscreen wipers turn on automatically and your car starts slowing down without you pressing the brake. Then, you find your brakes don’t work at all. It’s a potentially →
SMS and Two Factor Authentication
The benefit of using SMS messaging for authentication is that people have their mobiles with them all the time. It’s convenient for them to receive the passcodes quickly so they can get logged in and do their business, whatever that may be. At its simplest, the procedure goes something like this…
Do You Want More Characters in Your SMS Messages?
Ever wondered why SMS text messages are limited to 160 characters? You might think it was an arbitrary choice but that wasn’t the case. 160 characters was chosen based on scientific research (sort of). Read the history behind it and learn how you can send texts of up to 456 characters now.
API (Application Programming Interface): What is it?
FASTSMS offer access to their API with all accounts and is available using the following programming protocols; HTTP, SMTP, FTP/SCP and XML. Supporting documentation with sample scripting for PHP, ASP.net and XML is also provided.