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Dan Moren for Macworld
October 27, 2017 8:27 AM PT
Many of us are used to technology not working right, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any less frustrating when our devices behave in seemingly illogical ways. Computers, after all, are incredibly literal devices—on the one hand, they only do what we tell them to do; on the other hand, sometimes they can interpret what we tell them in pretty strange ways.
I’ve used a lot Apple products over the last 25 years, and while they’re more powerful than ever, they can also seem more inscrutable than ever when things go wrong. Just in the last week, I’ve run into a handful of issues—mostly cloud- and network-based—where the company could do to spend some time improving reliability and living up to that self-imposed mantra: “it just works.”