Thursday, February 4, 2010

Apple(all-in-one computer) flickering fix for the 27-inch iMac

Apple introduced the first iMac more than a decade ago. And the design philosophy remains the same:
an all-in-one computer that’s as powerful as it is beautiful.Maybe it's not as big news as Toyota's, but Apple has announced a fix of its own.
Owners of the big daddy of iMacs -- those with a 27-inch screen -- have been complaining mightily on the Internet since the computer debuted in October that the display had an annoying flicker. It also, some said, had a yellow tinge.Apple has released a firmware fix for the flicker on its website. It should take most owners of the all-in-one desktop only a few minutes to download.
But there's no home fix for the yellow. If your 27-incher is plagued by that, you have to take it into an Apple store for repair.An Apple discussion forum thread on the flickering issue had about 271 pages of comments and complaints, with more than 500,000 views as of Monday night.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Steve Wozniak - Apple co-founder - Gets help with his Toyota problem

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak has seen his share of software glitches in the gadgets he has created and in those he collects.

But Wozniak said he was surprised several months ago when his 2010 Toyota Prius started accelerating on its own — to as much as 97 mph — when he used cruise control to increase the vehicle’s speed. He said he had to tap the brakes to stop the car from accelerating.Wozniak, 59, wanted to alert Toyota Motor Corp. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to the possible safety issue, but he grew frustrated when no one would listen.Thanks to a media blitz Tuesday — including an appearance on CNN  — Toyota engineers are going to borrow Wozniak’s car for a week to diagnose the problem, he said. A Toyota spokesman confirmed that the automaker has reached out to Wozniak.Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles and temporarily halted the sale of eight models because of reports of unintended acceleration. Toyota has not recalled Wozniak’s model, which has a steering-wheel-mounted radar cruise control.Wozniak is famous for collecting technology he likes including Segways, iPhones and Priuses. “No product is perfect,” he said. “I would buy another one.”---from: