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That was quick. The US Apple Store is down; all visitors are greeted with the familiar sticky note. Gee, I wonder what big changes Apple is going to bring us this time. Join us on our Metaliveblog at 10 AM PT to find out.

March 7th 2012 at 10:16am 0 Comments
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Ah yes, our old friend -- the Post-it of Unavailability. The Apple Store is down in the US, UK, Australia and presumably elsewhere as well. Could be maintenance, could be something else (although it seems awfully early for the rumored Mac Pro refresh). We'll know in a few hours, give or take. Update...

September 9th 2011 at 12:25am 0 Comments
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Welcome back. Again. Chances are, anyone planning to grab those PSN freebies took their share when the promotion launched last month, but just in case you've been holding out, Sony's giving you another 24 hours (from now) to download your pair of free PS3 and PSP games, 100 virtual items from Pla...

July 4th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Seriously, even a few Engadget editors are chortling in joy. PSN and Qriocity service has been restored in the Americas, Europe, and Asia and to celebrate (and soothe the seething frustration of its customers) Sony has launched its "welcome back" program. To be el...

June 3rd 2011 at 9:08pm 0 Comments
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There's a pretty widespread outage of Skype going on right this minute, judging by the explosion of tweets relating to it. It's not universal, as we've been able to log in and use the internet communicator for both text and video chat, but something's definitely gone wrong. So far, we've noticed...

May 26th 2011 at 8:11am 0 Comments