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Articles tagged with: outage

United Airlines Suffers Massive Computer Outage

Friday night caused mayhem for man, as United Airlines passengers were left stranded due to a computer outage that had lasted a number of hours. Although technology is often a blessing, it can also be a curse.

The power came back as of 12:35 AM PST on Friday as the airline tweeted a message saying so. At the United terminal in San Francisco Airport, over a thousand people were standing around as the lines slowly started to move. I can only hope that there were no crying children in the mix.

Skype’s Recent Sign-in Problems

Skype is having problems once again. The voice-calling company had another outage, affecting consumers globally. Although Skype has had bigger problems before, the issue that stands is that many users had problems of signing in and making calls. Although this may not be a big deal for your average consumer, this is a huge deal for business users.

There were also reports of the Skype app crashing but apparently is not related to issues with Windows or Mac.

Verizon’s 4G LTE Is Down Nationwide

Verizon’s 4G LTE network went down late last night, and is still down today. The Verizon 4G LTE outage has occurred through the country and affects the HTC Thunderbolt as well as 4G hotspots. The issue doesn’t affect 3G smartphones on the network, and is limited to 4G capable smartphones. So, if you’ve been holding out on that 4G purchase, yay for you!

Where Did My Gmail Go?

For about 30 hours starting Sunday, some Google email users worst nightmares came true. How could all of their email just disappear? It also affected everything in outboxes and archives. Everything. Gone. Originally estimated to affect 0.29% of all Gmail users (still a significant number in real terms), then downgraded to 0.08%, Google’s latest estimates at the time of this writing is 0.02%, or just under 40,000 users. Of that number, a third should already have full access restored. The delay appears to be the result of restoration from offline tapes, a painstaking but ultimately wise offsite solution.