Monthly Archives: June 2018

RCS Universal Profile rolling out on T-Mobile devices starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is the next big communication protocol on your smartphone. Invented to supersede SMS, this isn’t your typical messaging service like WhatsApp or Facebook. No, this is going to be carrier supported with Google spearheading the change. As usual, carriers are slow on the uptake and only Sprint currently supports it via…

Script & Style Show: Episode 13: Decentralized Identity with Daniel Buchner

In this episode:  David and Todd return from travels to San Francisco, Oslo, and Iceland, Todd reveals he’s a new (dog) father, and they welcome guest Daniel Buchner, a Senior PM for Microsoft’s Decentralized Identity team.  Daniel shares his knowledge about blockchain and crypto, then moves on to describing what decentralized identity is, its advantages […]

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Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

Desperate punters forced to twiddle their knobs manually for hours worldwide Red marks the not spot … Downdetector.com’s outage map today for Google Home Updated Google’s entire Home infrastructure has suffered a serious outage, with millions of customers on Wednesday morning complaining that their smart devices have stopped working. At the time of writing, the…