The update to iOS 7 has not been smooth sailing for all.
Affected users are reporting that the downloads will stop, with a warning error pop-up that says the "software update failed." Others are saying they cannot connect to the iTunes Store to update apps.
The likely culprit is that Apple's servers, which are pushing out the update over the air as well as through iTunes, are being hit by many … Read more
The new Nexus 7 is the best Android tablet yet and surpasses the iPad Mini in performance, screen clarity, and, at $229 undercuts, Apple's mini slate by a full $100. However, as with many consumer electronics products, Google's latest has experienced its fair share of launch technical difficulties.
I'll detail some of those difficulties below, but first it's important to note that not every Nexus 7 unit is experiencing these problems. I reviewed the tablet in July and my review unit has yet to play host to any of these particular problems.
There was a bit … Read more
Two of Apple's communication networks, iMessage and FaceTime, are currently experiencing outages for some users.
According to Apple's fancy system status page, the issues for the two services began just after noon PT.
iMessage, of course, is Apple's proprietary messaging platform that works between iOS and OS X users. FaceTime is the company's live video chat service, also for those two platforms. Affected users report being unable to send or receive iMessages or FaceTime video calls.
This is not the first outage for either service, though iMessage has historically experienced more problems. This latest follows one … Read more
Comments about Wi-Fi issues with the iPhone 5 are beginning to pile up on user forums.
While the cause of the issue is not clear at this stage, a thread on Apple's Support Communities page makes repeated references to Wi-Fi router security settings.
"I deactivate... the WPA2 Personal Wifi Security [on the router] and the iphone started to browse the web normally," wrote one poster identified as C4RLOCO, on the Support Communities forum.
And Apple enthusiast site MacRumors, has its own thread on the topic titled "Painfully slow WiFi on new iPhone 5."
This issue … Read more
A number of users attempting to sign up for Microsoft's new Outlook.com free e-mail preview are reporting they are having problems that seem to be connected to their Office 365 accounts.Peter Bright, an editor with Ars Technica, said he believed the issue to be connected with Office 365 cookies that may not be clearing correctly.
"The big problem is that O365 used the Outlook domain for some things, and it doesn't let you clear the cookies right," he said on Twitter, where I asked individuals experiencing problems to weigh in. "Because the … Read more
Nasdaq would have delayed Facebook's IPO to address technical problems had it known the extent they would affect its trading system, a senior official for the exchange told customers today.
Eric Noll, Nasdaq's head of transaction services, said the exchange "by no means would have gone forward" with the much-anticipated offering had it known problems would disrupt a "normal trading day," according to an account of the conference call reported by the Wall Street Journal.
"In retrospect, it was incorrect," Noll said of the decision to proceed with the blockbuster offering after … Read more