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Nine tech torments I’d like to see fixed in 2014


I know it’s the season of thankfulness and giving, but it’s time to complain, CNET reports. I enjoy technology, and I appreciate how difficult it is to write all that software and design all that hardware. I use it every day, usually for many hours, and it has improved my life in countless ways. But when there are shortcomings I encounter over and over, my irritation skyrockets. The thing is, many of these problems can be fixed. The computing industry is fixing big problems with USB ports and cables. I no longer have trouble getting iOS 7’s control panel to show with a swipe up from the bottom of my iPad’s screen. My ISP just upgraded my network at no charge to me so that my online backups take minutes or hours, instead of hours or days. Specks of dust on my SLR’s image sensor were really irritating on my last camera but now hardly ever bug me. Improvements give me heart. But for now, here’s why my glass isn’t always half full. I hope that some of these will be fixed in 2014…

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