Slashdot Roundup: 05.07.07

Slashdot Roundup: 05.07.07

Kate
May 7, 2007

Updates on technology for the home from the tech blog Slashdot:


Apple iBook G4 Design Flaw Proven:
Screen go blank just after 1 year of use? Seems it really is just as it looks, and not as Apple has tried to tell folks, who has been denying that there's an issue.

After the jump:

Steve Jobs Personally Answers Customer Complaint


If you have an AOL account, You Need to Read This


Vista Eating Battery Life, Not Conserving It


Steve Jobs Personally Answers Customer Complaint:
Frustrated beyond belief, we're sure, about his broken Macbook, a Slashdotter emailed Steve Jobs and actually got a response from his Executive Assistant the next day.


AOL's Password Woes:
If you have an AOL account, note that your password isn't as secure as they'd like you to believe. It looks like you can enter a password of up to 16 characters in length, but really, it only looks at the first 8 and ignores the rest of the characters, which could lead to easy security breaches.


Vista Eating Battery Life:
Vista's supposed to conserve battery power, but it looks to be the opposite when running the Aero interface.

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