Considering their luxury reputation and attention to detail, it's surprising that Apple is shipping defective Lightning cables. Alas, it's true: I've received one, a few of my twitter followers have as well, and the Apple store was not that surprised when I came in for a replacement. Symptoms of a Defective Lightning Cable Since my iPhone 5 came with only one cable, I … [Read more...] about Apple is Shipping Defective Lightning Cables
If there is any area of the electronics market more prone to shenanigans than mobile phones it is the fabulous world of printers. Although not exactly a "razors and blades" market, the world of printers is all about maximizing profits on the purchase of supplies, especially ink cartridges. Although HP's games with expiring inks (and whole printers) last year gave me pause, I … [Read more...] about When Does XL No Longer Mean “Extra Large”? HP’s Printer Inks, Of Course!
Yesterday I discussed HP's expiring photosmart ink cartridges and advised pressing "OK" to keep using them anyway. Today we talk about what happens when the ink system really does fail. Ink System Failure; Error: 0xc19a0035 As I demonstrated yesterday, some (but not all) of HP's inkjet cartridges have a pre-programmed expiration date. Though no one from HP could explain … [Read more...] about HP Photosmart Ink System Failure – Error: 0xc19a0035
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (hereafter referred to as HGST) just bought Fabrik, the company that produces and distributes consumer storage devices as SimpleTech and pro/AV storage using the G-Technology name. We in the enterprise storage sector are all too familiar with the epic battles between Hitachi Data Systems (let's call them HDS) and EMC, both providers of … [Read more...] about Does Hitachi+SimpleTech = EMC+Iomega?