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Gmail adds text messaging (again)

After a failed launch in October, Google had reintroduced text messaging to Gmail.

Send Fake Calls to your iPhone

Now available in the App Store, Fake Calls will make it look like you’ve just gotten a phone call on your iPhone, allowing you to escape from meetings, conversation, and other awkward situations.

Netflix stops selling DVDs

Netflix is exiting the previously-viewed DVD market. In a blog post Monday, the company said it would stop selling DVDs to its members as of November 30 to focus on DVD rentals and streaming video.

Apple kills iPhone tethering app

PC World reports that an app called Netshare from Nullriver that would let users marry their iPhone’s 3G Net access to their computer has been quickly pulled from the App Store.