Error 3200 wasn’t exactly a disaster, more a case of Apple’s servers being horsed by millions of eager updaters. And just why were you so desperate for iOS 5, you there with your iDevice? Huh? Answer me that.
Anyways, Error 3200 got me thinking along the Things going wrong route again, and I figured I’d go off on another of my patented rants. Hey, it makes a change from writing about the lackluster iPhone 4S. “Siri, when is the iPhone 5 out?”
Facebook is first on my hitlist. It seems like there’s a bloomin’ Android update every other day at the moment, as if the developers can’t quite make up their minds what the hell they want.
I encountered an annoying glitch the other day whereby the Facbeook app refused to notify me whenever I had, well, a notification. You’re supposed to get a little red number at the bottom, right? But nope.
I had to - shock horror - manually pull up the bar to see if anyone had commented on my status or whatever. Particularly handy given that Facebook has reduced the number of notification emails it sends out.
There were a few other things, but they’re beyond tedious (er, unlike the notification thing).
iPhone owners had their own problems with the latest Facebook update earlier this week, and my ladyfriend even managed to – long story – kill her iPhone 3GS. Great stuff. All good now though, and her iPhone 4S is on its way too (sigh). “Siri, is Rush the best band in the world?”
So, the Facbeook app is rubbish. But even worse is the freakin’ Skype app. Christ knows what’s going on there.
The Skype app used to work fine (mostly) on both Android and iOS, but I can only assume a team of monkeys has taken over with the sole intention of rendering the app unusable.
The Android Skype app (version 126.96.36.199) is now utterly obsessed with appearing in the notification bar. The worst thing about it is: you can’t simply hit Clear to get rid of notifications. You used to be able to do so, but not any more, friend. They keep coming back.
Skype now insists that you enter the app and acknowledge your new message or whatever directly. It’s absolutely insane, and very, very annoying considering I’ve usually got Skype running on my MacBook too.
Worse still, if I type something in a chat from my laptop, my phone notifies me. Are you serious, Skype? Again, I have to go into the app and read the message I just typed! Why would you add that feature to the app?!
And my personal favourite: if I make or receive a Skype call on my laptop, I again get a notification on my phone. “Hey Lewis, you were just on a call on your laptop.” Thanks, Skype. I hadn’t furging realised.
My ladyfriend tells me the iOS app is the complete opposite, refusing to tell her when she’s got a new IM and insisting that she check manually. That sounds a bit like the Android Facebook app.