Yesterday, Sony took to the E3 gaming conference stage to announce launch details on its new handheld device, the PlayStation Vita. PlayStation Vita is the first true successor to the PlayStation Portable (which launched in the U.S. over six years ago), bringing forth the best of modern technologies in a
I’ll admit it. I’m a gamer. However, you might be surprised to hear that the only game system I’ve ever owned was an Atari. It was my first experience with video games. I played Frogger, Pitfall and Asteroids until I beat them all. I was obsessed. Then as Nintendo game
Many users on Apple's support forums are reporting a bug that prevents any form of cellular connection to their iPhone. Users say that without warning or any apparent cause, their iPhone will enter "searching for service" mode, and never returning from that state, even when they are in areas they know they get good coverage.
An Estonian website recently published an interesting bug with the iPhone's Mobile Safari web browser that could potentially use excess data and potentially run a hefty bill if their reasonable use limit is breached. The problem is that when you browse to a website with a Motion JPEG for streaming video over the internet, it continues to stream the video after you close the app.
You may remember that in iPhone 3.0 a bug was discovered which kept email messages on POP accounts from being properly deleted. A demo of the bug can be seen here. At the time it was believed that Apple was aware of the issue and that a fix would likely appear in the 3.1 update. Just as we expected, several people we've talked to report that the bug seems to have been resolved in iPhone OS 3.1. In fact, the issue may have been fixed earlier on in developer preview builds of 3.1. Good news for those of you worried about the security implications of this bug!
If you're using a jailbroken or unlocked iPhone, you might want to think twice about sending anything over AIM that you don't want everyone to see. Equinux founder Till Schadde has found a bug that may be sending your AIM messages to random recipients without you ever knowing it.
Macworld has stumbled on an interesting bug dealing with how your iPhone deletes (or more accurately, doesn't delete) email. If you use your iPhone for email, chances are you've deleted at least a few messages by now. What you may not know is that just because these messages are no longer accessible in the Mail app, they're not completely gone.
A strange bug has been causing trouble for some iPhone OS 3.0 users. We haven't seen it ourselves yet, but several users on Apple's discussion boards are reporting strange problems with app icons being either blank white squares, switching icons with other apps, or disappearing altogether. TUAW confirmed the strange bug when their own Mel Martin had the AT&T Navigator app and Reuters News icon switch places. One developer says issues like these were highly common in the beta releases, and weren't fixed until the final release of the software.
A few more issues with the new 2.2 Software for the iPhone have popped up ranging in seriousness. One of the more common (and surprising) of them is where several of the apps, both downloaded and included on the device, suddenly go missing after the update. Others have continued WiFi connectivity issues, and others still can no longer sync with iTunes. User testimonies and suggested fixes are available at iPhoneAtlas.com.
A number of users have been reporting some issues with the iPhone's clock app. Some users claim that when they try to access their alarm clocks, they are met with a strange grey screen that won't go away, and is sometimes followed by the app suddenly quitting. Two possible fixes for this have been uncovered.