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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.

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[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.

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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 ZTE 005Z emergency cellphone keeps your kid safe, cooler than other kids

Remember back in 2005 when kiddy phones were all the rage? Well, with the release of the single-button 005Z, Softbank and ZTE are giving toddler connectivity another try. Like the Firefly and the Migo before it, this little guy limits outbound calls, but unlike its predecessors, the 005Z only allows for one pre-programmed number — so if baby’s in danger, mommy better have her cellphone charged. While the one-button approach is limited, the phone also acts as an alert system: when the cord is pulled, a loud buzzer sounds (à la the rape whistle) and SMS and voice messages (both of which contain the kid’s location) are sent to emergency contacts. As far as we’re concerned, a child with a cellphone is a nightmare in the making, but if you’re into that sort of thing (and live in Japan) the 005Z will be available this March for ¥490 ($5.90) a month.

ZTE 005Z emergency cellphone keeps your kid safe, cooler than other kids originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon ZTE 005Z emergency cellphone keeps your kid safe, cooler than other kids

Remember back in 2005 when kiddy phones were all the rage? Well, with the release of the single-button 005Z, Softbank and ZTE are giving toddler connectivity another try. Like the Firefly and the Migo before it, this little guy limits outbound calls, but unlike its predecessors, the 005Z only allows for one pre-programmed number — so if baby’s in danger, mommy better have her cellphone charged. While the one-button approach is limited, the phone also acts as an alert system: when the cord is pulled, a loud buzzer sounds (à la the rape whistle) and SMS and voice messages (both of which contain the kid’s location) are sent to emergency contacts. As far as we’re concerned, a child with a cellphone is a nightmare in the making, but if you’re into that sort of thing (and live in Japan) the 005Z will be available this March for ¥490 ($5.90) a month.

ZTE 005Z emergency cellphone keeps your kid safe, cooler than other kids originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon ZTE 005Z emergency cellphone keeps your kid safe, cooler than other kids

Remember back in 2005 when kiddy phones were all the rage? Well, with the release of the single-button 005Z, Softbank and ZTE are giving toddler connectivity another try. Like the Firefly and the Migo before it, this little guy limits outbound calls, but unlike its predecessors, the 005Z only allows for one pre-programmed number — so if baby’s in danger, mommy better have her cellphone charged. While the one-button approach is limited, the phone also acts as an alert system: when the cord is pulled, a loud buzzer sounds (à la the rape whistle) and SMS and voice messages (both of which contain the kid’s location) are sent to emergency contacts. As far as we’re concerned, a child with a cellphone is a nightmare in the making, but if you’re into that sort of thing (and live in Japan) the 005Z will be available this March for ¥490 ($5.90) a month.

ZTE 005Z emergency cellphone keeps your kid safe, cooler than other kids originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink Technabob  |  sourceSoftbank  | Email this | Comments