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Federal deadline passes, sign up today if you want KTIV text alerts but did not opt-in on Monday or Tuesday. More>>

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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  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:15:24 GMT
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that...More >>
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an...More >>
  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:54:29 GMT
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.More >>
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.More >>
  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:05:02 GMT
    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite...More >>
    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in...More >>
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