Five Everyday Tech Headaches and How to Avoid Them
Technology: You can’t live with it, and you can’t live without it. The same devices that bring us convenience and entertainment drive us nuts when they malfunction, which they do with alarming frequency. To depend on technology is to ride an emotional roller coaster, and even minor glitches can cause major headaches. To choose just one recent example, Apple’s faulty iOS alarm clocks couldn’t handle the switch to 1/1/11, leaving a trail of angry or embarrassed over-sleepers across the globe. To choose another recent example, think of the Hotmail meltdown that left users with empty in-boxes (which Microsoft later restored, but still). And another, well, you get the point, and you live with it yourself every day. Jessica Foust of TopTenReviews has identified five key technology pitfalls that users often overlook and how you can avoid them and save yourself from missing a key appointment by sleeping late or being thwarted while trying to watch your favorite movie at home on the couch.