08/14/2013, Just earlier this morning, we did bring you word that Microsoft’s Outlook service has experienced an outage, and it seems that Microsoft is not the only one suffering from such a malady, as the New York Times’ website has been offline, and still is offline as at press time. Just what is going on today? When approached, a representative for the New York Times’s owner has confirmed that the site […]
08/14/2013, If you are an online service provider and your service happens to undergo an outage, it would definitely make many people unhappy. Of course, if your service happens to be widely used but not indispensable, then it would irritate a wide percentage of folks, but it is not really a life or death issue. However, when you have a service like Outlook from Microsoft and it happens to be down, […]
07/09/2013, Apple's iMessage outage earlier today affected around 30% of the users.
04/09/2013, The world ground to a halt for some moments earlier today, and I am referring to those who use Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services, as both services were actually disrupted, so it is a good thing that they are up and running normally once again. Apparently, this particular issue did not affect everyone, but only some users, which would surely prove to be an irritating experience especially when you have […]
03/03/2013, Web accelerator CloudFlare is having network-wide DNS issues, and it looks like all sites that use it as a front-end proxy are down as a result. The company has confirmed the outage with a Tweet that says: “we’re experencing a network-wide issue. Looking into the root cause”. If you have a site using it, you could always try to revert back to your old DNS settings, but I think that […]
01/31/2013, For a social networking tool such as Twitter to experience an outage can be said to be an outrage for users, but to have the outage happen twice in a single month has been deemed as unacceptable to many. Apparently, there was another outage for the popular micro blogging service earlier today, where plenty of users ran into issues when they tried to access Twitter.com as well as third party […]
01/28/2013, Well, earlier this morning we talked about how PayPal experienced an outage, and here we are with word that Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, too, has experienced an outage. Thing is, when you type in the “www” prefix, you will be able to access your Facebook account, but just typing in “facebook.com” to enter into the root domain will yield a no go. Not only that, there are […]
12/31/2012, Where were you during the great Netflix outage of Christmas 2012? If you were home attempting to enjoy your holiday break by attempting to access Netflix, then you know it was impossible to access its Instant Streaming service as it was completely crippled due to Amazon’s issues with their ELBs. It looks as though people who are on holiday break between today and tomorrow to celebrate the coming new year […]
10/08/2012, When cell phone service goes down, the whole world goes haywire. Today, Sprint’s often-spotty service went totally down in the Pacific Northwest, and as a result Sprint subscribers in Portland and Seattle can’t make calls. That’s not all, though. Alaska Airlines is also reporting that the outage also affects thier internal systems, so they can’t check passengers in. They’ve had to delay flights. Sprint’s official word is that it’s a […]
09/17/2012, Apple’s instant messaging service, iMessage, was said to have experienced outage issues worldwide instead of it being a local occurrence, and it certainly contradicts the “All Clear” condition on its iCloud status website. The service outage is not a long and sustained one, but rather, one that happens sporadically.
12/30/2011, Verizon claims to have the largest and most advanced 4G LTE wireless network in the world, so a lot of customers were upset when the network went down again this week. Today, to justify the network’s downtime, Verizon issued a press release with an explanation about what has been going on. According to the carrier, these problems are happening because Verizon is a pioneer when it comes to LTE, and […]
12/28/2011, Verizon Wireless customers must be getting fed up with the outages on the company’s 3G and 4G networks – and it seems that the most recent outage has happened today, affecting the 4G LTE and 3G networks, respectively. Twitterati initially pointed to sporadic outages, where just a handful in New York do not have access to their data line, while others spread across Phoenix, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco […]
11/07/2011, Most of us with a decent Internet connection these days might have gotten far too comfortable in our respective comfort zones – that an outage, even a short one, might actually irk us to no end. Well, I guess the same applies to a bunch of Time Warner Cable’s Internet customers around the country earlier this morning when a brief outage happened. According to Time Warner Cable, “We appear to […]
10/19/2011, Earlier this week, RIM announced that it will be offering over $100 worth of free apps to its BlackBerry customers for last week’s global service outage? Well, RIM has just put the first premium app up for grabs. From developers iSpeech; DriveSafe.ly Pro is an app that attempts to make it safer to use your BlackBerry phone while driving at the same time. Granted it’s not the right thing to […]