When Adele and Drake duke it out on the Hot 100 next week, it’ll be more than just a clash between streaming versus downloading, or yet another example of Drake’s dreams been crushed by a woman.
Both “Hello” and “Hotline Bling” find common ground in romantic duress revolving around the telephone, the former about missed connections with an ex via home phone, and the latter about missed connections with a soon-to-be-ex-something via cell phone.
Boomerang (web) lets you temporarily clear messages out of your inbox to return at a time and date you specify.
It’s a dead-simple way to turn messages into individual reminders.
The phone has helped romance smolder — whether protagonists are whispering sweet nothings over a land line while twirling a rotary phone cord, leaving declarations of love on answering machines, or slyly sexting from an i Phone 6 — but it’s also functioned as a vessel for heartache, in times when messages are ignored or nobody picks up.
As these 30 songs reveal, although the device itself has changed over the years, the phone’s importance to relationships has stayed remarkably constant — and thus remained a lyrical staple.
The free offering lets you set up an unlimited number of users, archives 10,000 past messages, and can integrate with up to 10 services (here’s the full services list).
I took advantage of the free trial and set this up for my daughter’s i Pod touch.
This review doesn’t cover Android; there are differences between the two in terms of what is offered.
I used the service to take a look at i Messages and Instagram* (note that Instagram is no longer monitored by Teen Safe, but was during my initial review).
You are required to enter your credit card information when starting the free trial.