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Buzz Out Loud 1356: Microsoft listens to the show (podcast)

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

By November 22, 2010

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iPhone 'death grip' down under

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.

By August 11, 2010

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Does iOS 4.0.1 make a difference?

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.

By July 21, 2010

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iOS 4.0.1 'fix' will not change reception issues

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.

By July 15, 2010

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Apple: iPhone 4 signal bars can be wrong, fix ahead

The company acknowledges existence of a problem that has nagged the iPhone 4 since its release last month.

By July 2, 2010

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Poking holes in Apple's iPhone 4 antenna explanation

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?

By July 2, 2010

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Make your iPhone suck less

If you're having connection problems, here's a trick that may help you get five bars.

By June 1, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud 994: Simlish out loud

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.

By June 10, 2009

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Apple's iPhone Signal Strength Placebo

Apple's iPhone Signal Strength Placebo

By September 25, 2008

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Will 2.1 be what 2.0 was supposed to be?

Thoughts about the new firmware update

By September 13, 2008