HTC to address camcorder audio problems on ThunderBolt

By on April 4, 2011 at 7:37 PM.

HTC to address camcorder audio problems on ThunderBolt

HTC has reportedly confirmed a pesky bug impacting the audio on video recordings captured with Verizon Wireless’ new HTC ThunderBolt smartphone. The bug, according to several ThunderBolt owners who have taken to forums to discuss the issue, causes the audio to be muffled on video files captured using the device’s camcorder function. The bug is intermittent, so only some video recordings are affected. According to enthusiast blog Android Central, HTC has acknowledged the issue and has stated that a fix is currently in the works. In the meantime, third-party video recorders are seemingly unaffected by the bug, so there are several alternatives that can be used until HTC releases its fix. More →

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Yahoo! fixes Windows Phone 7 and iPhone IMAP data leak issue

By on March 14, 2011 at 11:22 PM.

Yahoo! fixes Windows Phone 7 and iPhone IMAP data leak issue

Yahoo! has reportedly fixed an IMAP bug that caused the iPhone and Windows Phone devices to transmit loads of superfluous data over 3G. The bug worked like this: when a user went to check their email, the server would send more information to a user’s phone than was required to just check mail. This resulted in people accidentally consuming loads of rouge data each month. Microsoft first responded to the issue back in January after Windows Phone users began complaining about alerts stating that they were nearing their monthly data cap. On February 1st, Microsoft said that it had determined that the bug was caused by an inefficiency in the Yahoo! Mail email client and that the problem would be fixed in an upcoming update. Just two days later, programmer Rafael Rivera took the situation into his own hands, and during his investigation, discovered that the bug wasn’t just confined to Windows Phone 7 devices — it was also present on the iPhone. Just recently, Rivera updated his blog noting that Yahoo had fixed the issue and has upgraded its software from version 0.7.65_12.286037 to version 0.7.65_14.298026. More →

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Peek firmware glitch sends SMS and Twitter feeds to wrong recipients?

By on July 7, 2010 at 1:29 AM.

Peek firmware glitch sends SMS and Twitter feeds to wrong recipients?

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Folks who updated their Peek with the latest firmware are reporting a serious bug that is misdirecting SMS messages and incoming Twitter feeds to the wrong users. The issue began several days ago when Peek rolled out an update that enabled some social features including Google Voice support. Since then, things have gone horribly awry with users receiving the incorrect Twitter feed and even SMS messages intended for other recipients. If that was not bad enough – rather than receiving incorrect information, some Peek users are receiving absolutely no information at all and are questioning whether the service on their Peek is down. This situation would be mildly humorous if it wasn’t such a serious privacy breech with very personal and sometimes embarrassing messages landing in the wrong hands. Any Peek users out there care to comment?

Thanks, Andrew! More →

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Sales of the Sony Ericsson Aino halted

By on November 28, 2009 at 2:47 PM.

Sales of the Sony Ericsson Aino halted

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When it rains, it pours, and for Sony Ericsson, this week has been one big torrential downpour. Earlier  we reported on the Sony Ericsson Satio which has been pulled from the shelves of the UK’s two major retailers due to a software glitch. Only a few days later, sales of the Sony Ericsson Aino were halted due to a growing number of customer complaints with the touchscreen. Once again, the source of the complaints was traced back to a glitch in the software. Trying to minimize this public relations nightmare, Sony Ericsson responded by saying “We are working as quickly as we can to solve it. Aino has sold limited numbers in the UK and this issue affects a very small number of consumers.” The promise of a future software fix is little consolation to Aino owners affected by this glitch and a thorn to angry stockholders who must be shaking their heads in utter disbelief. More →

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Sony Ericsson Satio pulled from the shelves of two major UK retailers

By on November 24, 2009 at 3:17 PM.

Sony Ericsson Satio pulled from the shelves of two major UK retailers

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More bad news out of the UK for Sony Ericsson as its flagship handset has been pulled from the shelves of both Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U. The two largest mobile phone retailers in the UK have suspended sales in response to a high volume of returns due to a reported “problem with the phone.” Sony Ericsson cites a software glitch as the cause of the problem and is expected to release a software update within two to three weeks to address the issue. In the interim if you absolutely must have the Satio, Orange and Vodafone are still selling the beleaguered handset with no problems being reported in their carrier-specific versions of the handset. More →

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More fail, less Epix; major bug plagues another AT&T / Samsung handset

By on May 10, 2009 at 3:30 PM.

More fail, less Epix; major bug plagues another AT&T / Samsung handset

Ahh the Samsung Impression. It’s arguably the sexiest feature phone AT&T carries right now, with its 3.2-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, slide out QWERTY, 3 megapixel camera, HTML Web browser and plenty more. Specs aside however, the Impression appears to be the next victim in a still-forming line of Samsung handsets from AT&T stricken with severe bugs. First was the Epix, which was plagued with freezes until a patch fixed the random error and brought on uncontrollable crashes. Next up, the Samsung Impression. If a user enables T9 and then types the letter “I” followed by a space, the handset will crash immediately. “I” of course, happens to be a pretty common letter to be followed by a space. Now, we all know that every phone has bugs. All of them. The issue here is the severity of the bugs plaguing Samsung handsets that available from AT&T. We’re talking about consistent freezing and crashing here, not a random blip or glitch that is easy to pass over. We love the direction Samsung is headed lately on the hardware side of things, but we sincerely hope the combination of Samsung and AT&T doesn’t turn out to spell continued problems where quality control is concerned.

Thanks, Amir!

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