Top 5 Tech Fails of 2010

Author: Anthony Mclean
Published: January 04, 2011 at 1:01 pm
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Having looked at the top five tech successes of 2010, let's take some time to look at what I think are the five biggest tech fails of 2010. 

 

 iTunes Ping

 

The idea of integrating a mini-social network inside iTunes is a nice idea, but does anyone actually use it as it was intended to be used? There isn't any integration with Facebook, and Ping is just another way for Apple to make even more money out of you.

 

Google Buzz

 


Having decided to abandon Google Wave, the world's favourite search engine decided to pursue Google Buzz; it was a service that allowed people to follow you and see status updates, a la Twitter. Like Ping, it was something that never really caught on, and was soon forgotten. 

 

 Microsoft Kin

 

The idea behind the Kin phones was to have a cheap social networking device that is funky, and has a certain youth appeal. After only a few months, Microsoft had given up on both the Kin One and Kin Two, probably in favour of furthering Windows Phone 7. Good choice, Bill, because the Kin phones were, in short, terrible. 

 

 Facebook

 

 

Well, not Facebook as a whole, but its so-called "updates." These included countless bugs, a lot of which consisted of privacy bugs. Some of the changes that have been made to the actual website have also resulted in annoying bugs, and Facebook chat is still as awful as it was back in 2006, in my opinion. Unlike many others, I would happily pay $5 a month to use Mark Zuckerberg's wonderful creation, if it means that they'll sort out the mess. 

 

Apple iPhone 4 Antenna Issues

 

You probably all saw this coming, but this has to be the biggest tech fail of 2010. Apple, the classiest and slickest company on Earth, must have been humiliated by their design fault. Thankfully for Apple, most of the iPhone's market consisted of Apple fanboys (and girls), who would naturally refute any claim that Apple actually did something wrong. To be fair, Apple did handle the situation very well and kept cool, which is really what one would expect. 

Let's hope that these companies don't feature in my tech fails of 2011 list. On that note, I wish you all a happy new year and thank you for reading! 

 
 

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Article Author: Anthony Mclean

Anthony started blogging when he ran out of characters on Twitter. Since then he's been passionate about all things tech. With a keen eye for good design and no tolerance for bad design, Anthony obsesses over the functionality of products.

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