by Jules Wang | May 20, 2016 1:19 PM
In its flurry of software updates, Apple supposedly fixed one problem and caused another one. A big one. Big enough to warrant drastic measures to fix it. According to MacRumors, the company is now offering free exchanges for iPad Pro 9.7 owners who had their tablets bricked by installing the iOS 9.3.2 update. Some of those owners reported seeing an "Error 56" dialog, followed by a prompt to plug the tablet into iTunes for a restore. Those who restored their devices only saw Error 56 pop back up again. Those who have such a bricked tablet should contact Apple Support. Cupertino has also ...
by Jules Wang | January 30, 2016 1:08 AM
It gives wibbly weather reports even those at the Met Office in London would tsk at. And it bothers users every so often with battery consumption notices, just like many a Chinese Android phone. You can probably tell that we are editorially not in favor of LG's Smart Notice widget, found on its major Android flagships from the past several years. But on the LG G3, the widget was more than just unfavorable: according to two security firms, Smart Notice lacked a security check feature when passing on new contact notifications to the user. Malicious types would be able to insert code that ...
by Joe Levi | July 9, 2013 7:36 AM
Yesterday we talked about how phones seem to degrade over time, and some of the reasons why the physical components do, in point of fact, fail with use (and abuse). We didn't talk about software decay, and why your phone seems to get slower and slower with use. No fear! That's what another article is for -- how about this one: how to fix whatever is wrong with your Android. Your Android, whether it's a smartphone or a tablet, is a physical device. Physical devices eventually break. Sometimes when it breaks, you just have to throw it out (read: properly repurpose or recycle it), but there ...
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