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iPhone Creates an Extra Hour in Europe

posted Thursday Nov 4, 2010 by Scott Ertz

iPhone Creates an Extra Hour in Europe

This is part public service announcement and part great technology fail. Apple this week managed to create an extra hour in Europe. Unfortunately, this did not work out for many users of the iPhone who were not expecting bonus time.

Apparently a software glitch in the iPhone caused the alarm to go off an hour later than it was supposed to. Why did this happen? Daylight Savings Time happens at a different time for them than it does for us here in the US and the phone, while updating the clock, did not seem to update the timing between regular alarms.

For more on this issue, hit the break.

Google VS The USA

posted Thursday Nov 4, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Google VS The USA

We have done a lot of legal stories here on The UpStream but none quite as interesting as this one. Google has sued the United States Government. Now, we know Google is not afraid to take on a government, but they don't usually go after the country they operate out of.

Why has Google sued the US government? It's because they are offended by one of the stipulations in a contract that they are bidding for with the Department of the Interior.

What stipulation has them so mad they are suing? Hit the break to find out.

Xbox 360 Dashboard Enhancements are a Go

posted Monday Nov 1, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Xbox 360 Dashboard Enhancements are a Go

It is official - the Xbox 360 Dashboard update we have all been waiting for has arrived and it is downloading to a 360 near you. Now before you get all excited, remember that Dashboard updates rollout gradually over the course of a few days to prevent server overload. If you sign in today and do not get an update notice, don't panic: you will get it within a few days.

More importantly, as Major Nelson reminds us, DO NOT sign off and on over and over waiting for the update. This will not grant you faster access to the download, it will only anger your friends who will see the notifications every time you sign back on. Trust me, the new Dashboard is not worth losing your Modern Warfare clan.

What can you expect from the new Xbox 360 Dashboard? Hit the break to find out.

Jobs' 'Open' Opinion

posted Sunday Oct 24, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Jobs' 'Open' Opinion

It seems like I can't go one week without Steve Jobs finding some imaginative way to say and/or do something that I feel compelled to write about for a variety of personal reasons that originate from a dark and scary place with enchanted creatures. Similar adjectives may be used by some to describe Jobs himself and if you consider that blasphemy then this article probably isn't for you.

Hit the break to find out how the world is according to Steve.

A Story About Fable.

posted Sunday Oct 24, 2010 by Josh Henry

A Story About Fable.

As you may or may not know, Lionhead Studio's game Fable III is about to hit the shelves this Tuesday. I have some good news for those of you that are planning on buying the game and some kind of good news for those of you that pre-ordered the game. First, the kind of good news. If you were wise enough to pre-order Fable III you will get an exclusive chance to make another mark on the world of Albion, by creating your very own villager! The only problem is that they (Lionshead) have been having some technical difficulties when it comes to creating said villager. While there have been a few slight detours here and there it seems as though it is up and running again, but we will only be able to tell if the character creator really works once the game launches this Tuesday. In case you are wondering if you can still get your hands on a redeemable code to creator a villager, the good news is that you can; just make sure you make your character by the expiration date of November 23rd.

For the really good news, hit the break.

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