TechBytes: BlackBerry Fixes Global Interruptions That Spread to U.S.

Users in North America experienced major service disruptions.

ByLLOYD DE VRIES and RONNIE REISS
October 13, 2011, 1:05 PM

Oct. 13, 2011— -- In today's TechBytes, the BlackBerry problems have spread.

Users in the United States and Canada have experienced outages of email, messaging and Internet services.

Subscribers in other parts of the world have had problems for several days.

Parent company Research In Motion says the problem has now been fixed, but a huge backlog of messages is clogging the system.

Sony 'Bravia' TVs Pose Fire Risk

Sony is recalling 1.6 million televisions that could melt or catch fire.

The affected models are Bravia 40-inch TVs manufactured in 2007 and 2008.

There have been no problems with the TVs in the United States, but there have been 11 incidents in Japan.

Apple to Stream Movies

Apple reportedly is getting ready to offer movies in the cloud.

The Los Angeles Times says consumers would be able to buy movies through iTunes and access them on any Apple device, but only Apple devices.

Most of the major studios also are working on cloud services.

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