The quartet of spacecraft tasked with monitoring space weather are now in a tiny pyramid of satellites flying in a tighter formation than ever attempted before.
A quartet of satellites launched tonight, the Magnetospheric Multiscale observatories. The four identical satellites will observe and measure magnetic reconnection, the explosive moment when mismatched magnetic fields connect, realign, and reconnect in a new configuration.
The lack of MMS support causes much gnashing of teeth for those of us who use Google Voice extensively. Now, Google has started the process of addressing this shortcoming...for Sprint Android users.
Whenever there's an earthquake you'll hear all over the media that it's "(blank number) on the Richter Scale." Surprise, the Richter Scale was abandoned years ago because it was inaccurate. Today we use the moment magnitude scale, or the MMS.
AT&T's killing their $10/1,000 text plan. Now, you'll have to choose between $20 for unlimited, or forgo a plan and pay $0.20 per message. AT&T calls this "streamlining." We call it what it is: an outrageous, gigantic scam.
How does that picture you just sent your buddy get from your phone to his computer, exactly? Surprisingly enough, not through pixie dust and unicorn dreams! Here's how it really works.
What better way to kick off the week than with two questionably safe iPhone hacks, each of which scratches a particular nagging itch: the first being lack of MMS on 2G iPhones, and the second being tethering on OS 3.1.2.
What you are looking at here is a) a seminaked stunning blonde in transparent lingerie, b) a great ad for the new Axe Day and Night, c) the best use of SMS technology yet, or d) all of the above.
Apple class-action lawsuit, case file #23423: A Minnesota iPhone owner joined a class-action lawsuit to punish Apple and AT&T for failing to provide MMS by "late summer" as promised. Evidence: MMS came out post-Labor-Day, which is officially autumn. The horror!
iPhone MMS just went live, and already there's crazy stuff to do with it: Send a photo to a custom email address at Yfrog via MMS, and it'll be tweeted automatically. Plus, you can use more than 140 characters. [
The AT&T iPhone update to enable MMS just hit for us, so check your iTunes to see if you have it too. Just plug in your iPhone and hit the "Check for Update" button.
Scattered reports from our myriad of incredible tipsters and the Consumerist indicate that iPhone MMS is active, at least for some phones.
Sweet Jesus, AT&T just told us that MMS for iPhone launches September 25. Which is emphatically not summer. It'll be coming via software update for iPhone 3G and 3GS (remember, old iPhones are getting left out).
Not even a day has passed since its release, and yet here we are, already dishing out iffy techniques for enabling unauthorized tethering and MMSing with iPhone OS 3.0. Here are two of them:
In a nutshell, "AT&T will make multimedia messaging (MMS) available at no extra cost to customers with a text messaging bundle," says AT&T. [PCWorld]
According to BGR, the reason AT&T isn't going to be ready with MMS at launch is not because of any new pricing plan—it's because of Opt-Out MMS codes.
The official script may have minimized it as a maintenance release, but some users are finding out that iPhone Beta 5 contains more than bugfixes. So far: YouTube's improved, and hacked MMS is no more.
It's not earth shattering info or anything, but the anonymous person behind InsideSprintnow claiming to be a Sprint customer care employee has divulged a few more tidbits about the Pam Pre.