A Microsoft Product Manager's Vista Confessions

Maximum PC » 9/11/08 3:20pm 9/11/08 3:20pm has a very long article on the failures of Vista, which culminates in a "frank conversation" with an anonymous Windows Product Manager. Of course, he says the errors are all in the past, that they are all fixed now. Or are they? • Instability thanks to and/or printer drivers by third parties. • Poorly…

iPhone 2.0.2 Kills 3G Calling For Some Users

We're not having any problems, but Ars has found many people complaining about the iPhone 2.0.2 update » 8/19/08 5:21pm 8/19/08 5:21pm killing their ability to actually make calls over 3G. Among the people who suffer from no-calling-itis is one guy who took his phone to AT&T and had them swap out the SIM, which somehow fixed the problem. If you're…

Dusty Wii Syndrome Returns With Launch of Mario Kart

They say smoking and squalor can kill a human, but that's turning out to be equally true for the Nintendo Wii. The hardware's disc-reading laser seems incapable of cutting through the grit, grime and second-hand smoke that accumulates on its lens' glassy veneer. The issue first appeared with Super Smash Bros. Brawl … » 4/13/08 6:15pm 4/13/08 6:15pm

Dual Layer Discs Not Causing Wii Errors, Cigarettes are

Word was in that copies of SSBB were causing Nintendo Wii consoles to readout a list of system errors. Nintendo has responded saying the game disc is not faulty, in fact, the likely cause is a dirty disc lens caused by smoke and general dust build-up. The SSBB disc is the first game to ship as a DL-DVD, and this type… » 2/02/08 2:00pm 2/02/08 2:00pm

iPod Touch Has Identity Crisis, Wishes It Were an iPhone

Hell-bent to cover every single detail of the iPod touch, now we bring you a careless mistake Apple made when transferring iPhone software over to the iPod touch, giving the little iPhone clone an identity crisis when you enter the wrong password into it after you've locked it. We're also hearing the touch thinks it… » 9/17/07 9:18am 9/17/07 9:18am