So all day I’ve been having trouble getting into Gmail from my desktop client (Mail.app) as well as from my iPhone. Sure, Gmail, has the occasional hiccup, but all day? I decided to try and track down some service status info, and from what I could tell things were just fine.
After doing a quick web search I finally hit upon something that might help: my Gmail account might be locked.
Why would an account be locked? Really not sure, I didn’t to anything out of the ordinary so your guess is as good as mine. What I do know, though, is that if your account is locked there’s no indication of it, you just get either a connection error or a rejected password error.
If you ever run into this sort of situation yourself, try going here from the computer you are having trouble from and see if it does the trick, worked great for me:
MacBook Air’s look great, but underneath that slim, sexy exterior is a problem that for some users is causing their precious to hiccup and/or freeze.
For some users EFI updates from Apple have helped, while others can’t do much of anything without their MBA hanging.
Some users are saying its the result of overheating caused by misapplied thermal grease as with the MacBook Pro overheating problem from last year. (As you may recall, Apple was in the news for a similar problem last year and some users were shocked at how much thermal grease was slathered onto their MBP’s logic boards.
Apple hasn’t admitted anything regarding thermal grease and the MacBook Air’s, but some users are blaming overheating and the problems sound consistent with an overheating computer.
What CoolBook does is allow you to reduce the heat and load on your MBA’s CPU cores, memory, etc. by allowing you to easily dial down the clock speed and voltage going to your processors, giving you a cooler running, quieter computer while extending your battery life a bit.
Chip Chick tried it out and their MacBook Air is “running great” and they are “no longer experiencing those super aggravating freezes and chokes.”
Sure, it sucks to have to spend $10 to fix something that Apple should fix to begin with but if you can spend $10 now and maybe get a fix or wait a few months and hope things get better, I’d spend the $10.
[Via Chip Chick]