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Comment: Re:Apple is killing text messaging (Score 1) 355

by Tihstae (#39318509) Attached to: T-Mobile Exec Calls For End To Cell Phone Subsidies

It doesn't show up as a multimedia file. If the person you are chatting with doesn't have iMessage, it sends as a regular sms or mms.

I think the mm in MMS stands for multimedia. This has to be downloaded and is indeed a picture of an SMS message. It is white text on a black background. I ONLY get this when the iPhone is sending to multiple senders. Otherwise, I get a plain text message. The bad part is when the group is big, it is hard to keep up with the messages as it take the phone a while to download the MMS messages.

I knew /. had certain technologies that can't be criticized but it is strange to see the truth modded to flamebait.

Comment: Re:Apple is killing text messaging (Score 0, Flamebait) 355

by Tihstae (#39311949) Attached to: T-Mobile Exec Calls For End To Cell Phone Subsidies

It works seamlessly to those using an iPhone. To everyone else, it seems really stupid that you are sending text messages that show up as multimedia files. To anyone on an android phone, you are sending a picture of your text message. It is typical that an iPhone user would not know that though.

Comment: Not Surprising (Score 3, Insightful) 114

by Tihstae (#38564038) Attached to: Google Leaves App Inventor In Limbo

This is not surprising at all. What is surprising is that they gave advanced notice. Google doesn't lay down any timelines or plans for any of their schtuff. They invent it, put it out there and at some point, turn it off. How can you expect them to keep things running when they seldom even write documentation for the stuff they have out there? If they do write documentation it is released way after the release of new features and often right before a new release nullifies that documentation.

Google's view is it's ours so we will or won't support it at our whim.

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