Right, so open polls are preying grounds for groundless murmuring; nevertheless, insight can be found in their deep darks. MobileCrunch have a good one: Does your iPhone 4 have issues? MobileCrunch cover many platforms including WinMo, Android, Symbian, etc., so it isn’t a stretch to assume that enterprising Apple-haters took advantage of the poll, but whatever the case, the iPhone 4 looks like it’s got a lot of issues to overcome. At least Facetime is 100% satisfaction guaranteed 😉
On 8 October, CNET reported that some users’ home directories suffered random munchie Snow Leopard (SL) attacks. Yup, the world’s most advanced operating system is eating its way into the hard disks of a select user base. Apple are aware of this issue and are taking strides to correct the problem — which is reckoned to occur only in “extremely rare cases” — but a problem like this which did not exist in Leopard shouldn’t plague even a small minority of Snow Leopard users. According to Apple’s Discussion forum, affected Snow Leopard users have experienced random data wipes of the directory of most import: the home directory. iPhone users, too, are affected; the device’s data too, is backed up in the home directory: users/Library/Application Support/Mobile Sync/Backup.
Snow Leopard has outted at least one problem in Apple’s notebook line: failing optical drives. While not explicitly the fault of the OS, Snow Leopard, generally installed by optical disk, forced users to use their dusty drives only to find out that the hardware is bum. Sadly, upon attempting to upgrade to Apple’s latest, the world’s most advanced operating system (sic) proves that Apple need to spend more time developing reliable hardware, not this fritzy fluff. Now, the selfsame OS has another ticket with Apple Support: failing batteries. This time, however, it seems the OS may be at least partially to blame.
In general, MacBooks are engineering marvels. They can be praised for solid construction, excellent industrial design, ease of use, and (now), the retention of a decent array of connections. However, they fall prey to several engineering failures. One is air circulation; MacBooks are prone to run hot. But, whereas a LITTLE extra heat won’t kill a laptop nor a company’s image, the mass breakdown of optical drives certainly will. Sadly, Apple have so far ignored the widespread breakdown of its laptop optical drives – a problem which afflicts both new and old MacBooks.
Apple’s Discussion’s forums has a 14-page long thread which is dedicated to the problem. While my laptop was fixed under warranty, I was without a computer for a week, an option which many cannot afford.
I am not sure that I spelled ‘thiefed’ correctly. I was going for a gansta approach and even if I did not spell ‘tief’ correctly, I am fully assured in my own mind that shigzeo is a gansta. Well, if you are a gansta and want to steal the iPhone, but worried that the Find My Phone might deter yo’ best effats (how’s dat?), look no further than this clever bit of snooping from da giz.