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Archive for the ‘alarm clock’ Category

postheadericon Apple’s iPhone / iPod touch daylight saving time woes continue

If a broken clock is right twice a day, Apple’s is off twice a year these days — once each time Daylight Savings Time needs to be calculated in territories that depend on it. iPhone and iPod touch users are reporting on Twitter and the official Apple forums that the Clock app is been demonstrating all kinds of erratic behavior — regardless of phone model or AT&T / Verizon pedigree — with some alarms going off early, others late, and plenty of others working perfectly. Amusingly, still others report that DST adjustments occurred in places that don’t recognize DST at all: “My iPhone 4 had the wrong time this morning – in Phoenix,” reports user M Gnu, “We don’t do DST, but iPhone apparently thinks otherwise.”

Since DST went into effect on Sunday in the US, many didn’t notice issues until this morning, but even eagle-eyed iPhone owners could have a nasty surprise as one Engadget reader reports: “My iPhone 3GS changed time correctly yesterday, but for some reason over night it reverted back an hour, thus leaving me an hour late for work.” There doesn’t seem to be a single easy fix, but affected users report a variety of ideas might work — restarting the device, changing the Time and Date setting away from Automatic, calling the iPhone with another phone, or turning on and off Airplane Mode.

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Apple’s iPhone / iPod touch daylight saving time woes continue originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Apple’s iPhone / iPod touch daylight saving time woes continue

If a broken clock is right twice a day, Apple’s is off twice a year these days — once each time Daylight Savings Time needs to be calculated in territories that depend on it. iPhone and iPod touch users are reporting on Twitter and the official Apple forums that the Clock app is been demonstrating all kinds of erratic behavior — regardless of phone model or AT&T / Verizon pedigree — with some alarms going off early, others late, and plenty of others working perfectly. Amusingly, still others report that DST adjustments occurred in places that don’t recognize DST at all: “My iPhone 4 had the wrong time this morning – in Phoenix,” reports user M Gnu, “We don’t do DST, but iPhone apparently thinks otherwise.”

Since DST went into effect on Sunday in the US, many didn’t notice issues until this morning, but even eagle-eyed iPhone owners could have a nasty surprise as one Engadget reader reports: “My iPhone 3GS changed time correctly yesterday, but for some reason over night it reverted back an hour, thus leaving me an hour late for work.” There doesn’t seem to be a single easy fix, but affected users report a variety of ideas might work — restarting the device, changing the Time and Date setting away from Automatic, calling the iPhone with another phone, or turning on and off Airplane Mode.

How’s your iDevice hanging? Let us know below.

View Poll

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Apple’s iPhone / iPod touch daylight saving time woes continue originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceApple Discussions, Twitter (1), (2)  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon Earbud / alarm clock takes the comfort out of sleeping

Love sleeping with earbuds in? Hate setting your smartphone in its alarm dock before you go to bed? The folks at Thanko have unveiled a little something called EARINALM which may be right up your alley. The premise is pretty straightforward: it’s a set of earbuds that contains an alarm clock, stopwatch, and a calendar. The package includes a USB adapter of charging. Yours now for a mere ¥2,980, or roughly $35. The As Seen On TV infomercials practically write themselves.

Earbud / alarm clock takes the comfort out of sleeping originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 05 Mar 2011 22:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Analarm vibrating watch wakes you, not your spouse or the neighbors (video)

At some point, every day, it’s time to wake up. If you’re lucky you roll out of bed whenever the spirit moves you. For the rest of us there’s some sort of prompting involved. At some point you’ve probably felt the rage of being awoken early by someone else’s alarm, a problem that the Analarm watch nullifies. It’s a simple concept: a vibrating watch with an alarm. Set your time and it buzzes to let you know when to get up, a feature we sorely wished the WakeMate had. Seemingly that’s all the thing does, other than tell time of course, which makes its £290 ($450) price seem slightly egregious, especially considering upcoming products like the Lark Up wristband pledge to do the same for just $99.

Continue reading Analarm vibrating watch wakes you, not your spouse or the neighbors (video)

Analarm vibrating watch wakes you, not your spouse or the neighbors (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 Jan 2011 11:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Analarm vibrating watch wakes you, not your spouse or the neighbors (video)

At some point, every day, it’s time to wake up. If you’re lucky you roll out of bed whenever the spirit moves you. For the rest of us there’s some sort of prompting involved. At some point you’ve probably felt the rage of being awoken early by someone else’s alarm, a problem that the Analarm watch nullifies. It’s a simple concept: a vibrating watch with an alarm. Set your time and it buzzes to let you know when to get up, a feature we sorely wished the WakeMate had. Seemingly that’s all the thing does, other than tell time of course, which makes its £290 ($450) price seem slightly egregious, especially considering upcoming products like the Lark Up wristband pledge to do the same for just $99.

Continue reading Analarm vibrating watch wakes you, not your spouse or the neighbors (video)

Analarm vibrating watch wakes you, not your spouse or the neighbors (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 Jan 2011 11:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Oh Gizmo!  |  sourceRetail Facility  | Email this | Comments