Microsoft now says the Kinect was left open "by design." Ok, if that's what you have to say to save some face, guys. We know you got the "Lego robotics model" idea from us. Also, Netflix officially launches its streaming-only plan, Murdoch brings the paywall to the iPad, and FIOS gets even faster for the lucky few who have it (or can afford it). --Molly
People told us they believed the iPhone "death grip" was an issue with the AT&T network in the US and not something we'd see here. We tested this theory out for ourselves.
To find out how the iOS 4.0.1 update affects everyday usability, we took two iPhone 4s and compared the number of displayed bars in various places in San Francisco.
As CNET's Erica Ogg reported earlier today, Apple has released the iOS 4.0.1 update, which is supposed to address a display problem with the iPhone's signal strength calculation, which Apple claims is part of the reason people are seeing the signals drop off rapidly when there is an interruption in the antenna's RF signal.
The company acknowledges existence of a problem that has nagged the iPhone 4 since its release last month.
Saying it was "stunned" by its mistake, the company will issue a software update to fix how it calculates signal strength on its iPhones. So does that settle things, really?
If you're having connection problems, here's a trick that may help you get five bars.
It's all girls and me today, which leads to hilarious consequences including an outbreak of Simlish. We also figure out the solution to the world's water problems. Molly hates on AT&T some more. And Veronica promises to drink her own pee.
Apple's iPhone Signal Strength Placebo
Thoughts about the new firmware update