TECH CRUSH REDUX – THE HONEYMOON IS OVER…

BY Led Black

Okay, I am not one for airing my dirty laundry but I have had enough. I can no longer remain silent. Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE my iPad BUT there is one thing she does that drives me up the wall. At first, I thought it was just a quirk that would eventually go away but no, that is simply not the case. When I am using it on the road via 3G, everything is, for the most part copasetic but the problems begin as soon as I get her home. In theory, the way it should work is as follows; I get home, the iPad recognizes my home network, I choose my home network and the iPad switches over seamlessly. That is not what happens. Instead, it will prompt me for my password and then rejects me repeatedly. What makes this harder to deal with is the fact that I have one of those 12 digits, super-encrypted, alphanumeric passwords. I end up having to go into settings, manually turning off cellular service and then manually picking my home network. If I am lucky it will let me on without asking for a password but most times it will reject me several times and then finally let me on but only after entering my super long password. I still believe that this device is next-generation and it definitely has improved my overall data and media management but this issue is really getting me pissed off. At the moment, Apple has furtively acknowledged that it is a known bug and that it will be fixed with a firmware update but there is still no date for this patch. Ah, I feel better that I got that off my chest – I am off to use my iPad.

Read the previous Tech Crush columns: One & Two.

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