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Can I receive text alerts on my phone?

The delivery of text (SMS) messages to your phone require multiple steps and can be impacted by a variety of factors along the way. By using proper technology and through agreements with carriers, aggregators, More>>

An introduction to Mobile

For many of us the mobile world is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.  We use our cellular phone as an alarm clock and it's the first thing we touch each morning.  The 'standard' cell phone has evolved into the smartphone with so many different features and functions that we may actually use it very little as an actual phone More>>

Text Alerts: How do they work?

Mobile Text Alerts (SMS Alerts) from KTIV fall into six main groups: Breaking News Alerts, KTIV Mobile Rewards Club Alerts. More>>

Visit KTIV.com on your cell phone

KTIV offers a mobile-optimized version of KTIV.com specially designed to be easier to use and easier to read from the smaller screen of your cell phone. We have taken the information that is most important More>>

What is the difference between the mobile web (WAP) and an app?

The Mobile Internet is quite simply a name given to the Internet when you access it from a mobile device, like a smartphone or a tablet.  It's essentially the same Internet you would access from a desktop computer.  However, because a smartphone is clearly much different from a desktop computer in both its size and its features many websites have created unique versions that are designed to display better on a mobile device than the traditional website would. More>>

How to send a text message

There are so many different types of phones on the market that it can be nearly impossible to provide a tutorial on how to send a text message from each and every one. This guide is intended to provide More>>

Is my phone a smartphone?

Good question! This can be confusing for a lot of people, and a big part of the reason for the uncertainty is that there is no industry standard definition of a smartphone. In general terms a smartphone More>>

Common Terms: What does SMS mean? And much more...

SMS Messages SMS stands for SShort Message Service. This is what is commonly known as a "text message" A SMS message is 160 characters If you want to stop SMS messages or offers, type STOP and send More>>

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  • Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:24:31 GMT
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.More >>
    Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.More >>
  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:04:32 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.More >>
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...More >>
  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:46:33 GMT
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles...More >>
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.More >>
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