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All posts tagged "glitch"


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Is Your iPhone Possessed?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/#!5789416/is-you...den-pics-of-you

"Cameras that look back at us are becoming commonplace-and that's a good thing! FaceTime is a lot of fun! Except if it's glitchily taking secret pictures of us without us knowing, as some iPhone users are claiming."

Looks like from the video that it takes a random screen shot at some point during FaceTime. The good thing is that the iPhone 4 isn't sending them off to anyone...yet. I guess no real reason to worry about this glitch unless you are using FaceTime for some, shall we say, risque behavior.


Friday, July 10, 2009

MacBook Pro Hard Drives Are Really Chatty

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/07/09/7200...ook-pro-owners/

"There's a thread on Apple's Discussion Boards this week regarding trouble with the latest MacBook Pros with 7200RPM drives. Specifically, the machines are clicking (most users report the click as coming from the drive's location) followed by a beep that's, as far as anyone can tell, not coming from the speaker, as demonstrated above. It's quiet in the video, so crank up the volume and listen closely. Finally, its occurrence is unpredictable."

You have to crank your volume a bit, as TUAW says, but the sound is definitely there. Sometimes I feel for Apple because they make good hardware, but the companies supplying the components that Apple doesn't have custom made (usually hard drives) just can't seem to get their stuff together.

Anyone out there have a 17" MacBook Pro with this issue?


Monday, June 29, 2009

Contact Display Glitch

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

Is anyone else seeing this? It would appear that the contact page for the iPhone OS 3.0 isn't hiding empty sections properly and you get this glitch. I can replicate it reliable on my iPhone 3GS and my wife's 3G. I'm assuming Apple will be fixing this in the next point-release, but it's kind of disappointing to see a display glitch from Apple, particularly because they have a reputation of putting a ton of effort into their UI.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Unibody MacBook Owners Having WiFi Drama?

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...y_wireless.html

"Some owners of Apple's new unibody, 15-inch MacBook Pro are reporting in Apple's support forums (1, 2) that their connections to wireless access points often lose signal strength or drop their links altogether. The problem echoes a similar one witnessed by owners of aluminum iMac owners since mid-year that has created similar difficulties. What conditions are exactly necessary to trigger the problem are unknown. Connections to some access points work properly, while others create severe connection problems. Network and security settings don't appear to matter, nor do devices attached to the systems. A collection of the MacBook Pro owners have partly diagnosed the problem and have discovered that the latency between their Macs and their Wi-Fi hotspots can fluctuate wildly, shifting from normal response times of under 10ms to as high as 39,290ms -- or more than 39 seconds between signals. These extreme variances result in the data packet loss that ultimately interrupts the signal."

As I said in the comments on my review of my MacBook Pro, I haven't had this issue, but apparently a lot of people are. It's long been hinted by disgruntled users that the aluminum case is equivalent to a Faraday cage, from which no radio signal can escape in tact. I have no reason to believe it isn't happening, I just haven't experienced it yet. It's definitely something to be aware of when you're choosing your next Apple product, especially considering that all of them seem to be moving toward aluminum as the material of choice. Then again, there is the MacBook White...


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