Like it or not, sweeping software bugs are just part and parcel with operating the largest computing systems the world has ever seen. Although Amazon is already fixing the problems that caused its latest outage, this won’t be the last we see. Read more »
The new iPad will arrive in 12 new countries this Friday. By the following Friday, it’ll hit nine more, for a total of 56 in six weeks. This year’s roll out his far ahead of Apple’s 2011 pace. Read more »
Apple announced when it unveiled the iPhone 4S that it would reach 22 more countries by the end of October. The company opened up preorders for the device in those countries on Friday, with expected shipping times of one to two weeks. Read more »
The four-day-long Amazon Web Services outage was no doubt a traumatic experience for many customers, but that didn’t have to be the case. There were plenty of users that were not affected, were minimally affected or that acted in a hurry to resolve the problem. Read more »
Reddit suffered some major downtime yesterday, a situation it largely on a failure on the part of Amazon Web Services. But the real takeaway might have to do with the importance for cloud users to make sure all is well with their cloud deployments. Read more »
Available today, the iPhone 3G is now available in black at an even lower price of $99.
The new iPhone 3G S is available for pre-order via the online Apple Store in four varieties: 16GB in black or white for $199 and 32GB in black or white for $299. Apple has promised that if you pre-order today, it will be shipped directly to you and you will receive it on June 19th. Read more »