An Extra Daylight Savings Warning for iProduct Users

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If you don’t happen to own an iPhone or iPod touch that you depend on for alarms, please disregard the rest of this message and enjoy the above video of the most boring dads in the world telling you to turn your clocks back with a parody of We Are The World.

If you do happen to use recurring alarms on iPhone or iPod, you should know that there’s a glitch that will, unless you do a couple of simple things, fail to take into account daylight savings and may make you late.

If you live in an area that doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, I guess you can just disregard this entire post.

You could watch CNN’s “Technology, isn’t it just wacky?” discussion with their “Digital Lifestyle Expert” (ಠ_ಠ), but in a nutshell, here’s their advice:

  • Turn your alarms off.
  • Set a new non-repeating alarm for all of the alarms you’re going to need for Sunday, November 7th. Don’t set any repeating alarms today.
  • Tomorrow, November 8th, turn your alarms back on.
  • Wait for the OS patch coming later this month.

(Fix via CNN, vid via Neatorama.)

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