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My nine wishes for tech gadgets

I want a few things from my tech gadgets and providers. Here are my top desires.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
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1 of 9 Via Arena

A USB plug that goes in the socket the right way up first time

You plug in your USB and it does not fit into the socket. You take it out and try to put it in again upside down. Then you turn it back the other way — and it fits.

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2 of 9 Lolzbook

An iPhone battery that lasts all day without a charge

I turn the phone on and off, turning off cellular data, notifications and AirDrop. Sometimes, no matter what steps we take to conserve data usage and improve the iPhone's battery life, sometimes the battery only lasts for a couple of hours.

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3 of 9 Exkalibur

A manageable email inbox

I try to manage the Spam, Bacn, reply alls and round robin emails from my friends at work. It is difficult to keep our email inbox at a manageable level and try to drive towards inbox zero?

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4 of 9 Beta Download

A week without a patch or update from Microsoft

There are updates galore - out-of band updates and errors in Microsoft updates. Patch Tuesday only happens once per month so these critical, urgent updates are an extra annoyance to those of us who hate rebooting.

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5 of 9 Betanews

A Wi-Fi connection that stays connected when you’re working

Shared Wi-Fi hotspots are often unreliable. They seem to be especially unreliable when I am working on a deadline and there are other people around using the service.

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6 of 9 Webzpot

A product that launches on time

Product dates slip, schedules change and technology issues hold up delivery. But waiting to get on the coolest beta program ever is just hellish...

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7 of 9 Mascobz

A Windows PC that never blue screens

It is now a friendly emoticon in Windows 8 instead of instruction set codes and kernel addresses. But I really would prefer the device not to lock up because of a poorly written piece of third party device driver code.

It's about time Microsoft kicked the worst offenders into shape.

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8 of 9 Designzzz

A cloud service provider that manages 100 percent uptime

There are a few cloud vendors that have managed 100 percent uptime recently including GoGrid, EC2, Linode, Storm on Demand and OpSource Cloud.

Perhaps it is time for me to change providers.

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9 of 9 MSN

A cheap Apple device

Prices for Apple devices have stayed high — as has its stock price.

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