issue Stories June 9, 2016

Gmail is experiencing downtime this afternoon as some users are having issues with receiving messages and accessing their account. Google confirmed the issue on its apps status page and said it was investigating reports as of 1:56PM EST.

The company provided a later update at 2:46PM EST today noting that it’s continuing to investigate and confirming it’s discovered that “some messages sent to consumer Gmail accounts are being rejected due to authentication enforcement.”

Google plans to provide another update by 3:46PM EST with more details on when it expects to resolve the issues.

We’ll keep you posted here with further updates and let us know in the comments below if you’re still having problems with your account.

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issue Stories July 31, 2015

If you bought an NVIDIA SIELD tablet at any point between now and a year ago, you might want to take note: NVIDIA is voluntarily recalling all of these devices due to a problem with the battery which can cause it to overheat and potentially catch fire… expand full story

Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

issue Stories May 27, 2015

Google Calendar experiencing service disruption this morning, Google investigating

Having problems with Google Calendar this morning? You’re not alone, as Google just confirmed that the app is currently experiencing a service disruption for many users.

Google updated its Apps Status website to reflect the outage that was first reported earlier this morning at 6:49 AM EST. The company last checked in at 9:30 AM noting it’s “continuing to investigate this issue.” It’s unclear at this point how many users are affected:

“We are working on getting the exact list of affected users. This is the first step towards fixing the issue. Next update within 3 hours.”

We’ll update you here when Google resolves the issue.

issue Stories October 16, 2013

Samsung offering free replacements to Galaxy S4 users with battery problems

Following a number of complaints from Samsung Galaxy S4 users experiencing battery issues that saw noticeably less battery life and in some cases “swollen batteries.” The majority of the complaints seem to be coming out of Germany, but Samsung confirmed to TrustedReviews that it is aware of the issue and will offer free battery replacements for customers:

In a statement provided to TrustedReviews, Samsung has stated: “We are aware of this issue, which has affected a limited number of customers.”

An official spokesperson for the company added: “We ask all affected customers to please visit their nearest Samsung Electronics service centre, where they can receive a replacement battery for free of charge. We remain committed to providing the best possible user experience for our customers.”

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