MetroPCS launches RCS for voice, video and text over its LTE network

RCS, a standard for combining voice calls with video and text chatting on smartphones, notched a win on Wednesday with U.S. carrier MetroPCS but faces an uncertain future. MetroPCS announced that RCS (Rich Communications Suite) is available immediately over its LTE network for one handset, the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G. Subscribers with that phone can download the app for RCS, called joyn, from the carrier’s @metro App Store or...

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AT&T and T-Mobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the post-hurricane load

By Jon Fingas posted Oct 31st 2012 3:36PM Communication has been all too spotty across much of New York City and New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy struck the region, and those who can get through on their cellphones have found themselves on particularly crowded networks. AT&T and T-Mobile are providing some much-needed, if temporary, relief: the two have struck a deal to share their GSM and 3G networks in the area with no roaming...

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Cutting-Edge Curriculum with Final Cut Pro X

Over the past 30 years, Full Sail University has trained tens of thousands of students for careers in film, broadcast, and media. The school has always focused on addressing the real-world needs of the industries it feeds, adjusting its courses and tools to match. And since a new class of students begins at Full Sail every month, the university has frequent opportunities to update its curriculum. For the 6,000 students currently at...

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OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

By Jon Fingas posted Oct 31st 2012 4:36PM If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on track with its Engineering Verification Test phase (you’re looking at a board sample here) and should not only deliver the initial developer kits in December, but include a pleasant surprise in...

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Apple Management Shakeup: The End of Virtual Wooden Bookshelves?

The management shakeup at Apple thrust a spotlight on a little known concept (at least to non-graphic designers), called skeuomorphic design. The late Steve Jobs and his recently ousted protege Scott Forstall championed the concept, while Apple design guru Jony Ive isn’t a fan. Looks like the skeuomorphic crowd has left the Apple building. What exactly is skeuomorphic design? It’s a visual approach that incorporates a...

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