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Buffalo Bulletin: iCloud Outage, HTC Purchase, Free PlayStation Plus and More

by Sean P. Aune | August 23, 2013August 23, 2013 4:15 pm PST

Another week of tech news is drawing to a close, and Ashley Esqueda has the run down of the news that you may have missed. Is HTC up for sale? What happened with iCloud? Feel like checking out some free PlayStation Plus? And a whole lot more in this episode of the Buffalo Bulletin!

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iCloud, iMessage, iTunes Store Down for About 3 Million Users

Apple iCloud is down, and has been down for a few hours now, for about 3 million users according to CNET. The company’s status page says that the Photo Stream, Documents, backup and iPhoto journals functions within iCloud are currently expecting issues not related to maintenance. In addition, the page says that iMessage and the iTunes […]

HTC Acqusition Eyed By Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE

A number of Chinese smartphone makers, including Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE, could snap up rival Taiwanese company HTC according to a new report from Bloomberg. The struggling Android OEM may still boast top-notch design and a recognizable brand, but its stock recently hit an eight-year low with the distinct possibility that it may post its first […]

PlayStation 4 Buyers Get Two Free Weeks of PlayStation Plus

In case you haven’t heard, PlayStation Plus is one of the best deals out there nowadays for how much you get for your money. Weekly free games that are actually worth your time, huge discounts and savings on a wide variety of content in the PlayStation Store, early access to some games, and exclusive timed […]

Destiny Gets 5 Minute ViDoc – Out Here in the Wild

Bungie has released a brand new five minute ViDoc (video documentary, get it?) for its upcoming open world shooter, Destiny. The point of the ViDoc? Briefing potential players about Destiny‘s world. The clip opens with this line from Christopher Barrett, Art Director on Destiny: “The number one priority was to make a world that people wanted to be […]

AT&T VP of Intelligent Systems Discusses Our Smart Future

If you think intelligent software such as Google Now is as cool as we do, hold your on to your hat because the future has a whole lot of intelligence in store. In fact, a lot of these systems have already been developed and, now, we just need to sit and wait for them to […]

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire Within 12 Months (Update)

Microsoft issued a press release on Friday noting that CEO Steve Ballmer has plans to retire within the next year. Bill Gates is part of a team that will help pick Ballmer’s new successor before he leaves. “There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer […]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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