Matt Peckham

Matt Peckham writes about games and general technology for TIME. His work has appeared in Variety, The Washington Post, The New York Times, ABC News, MSNBC, The Sci-Fi Channel and others. He has an M.A. in English from Creighton University and lives in Michigan. Drop him a line here.

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iPhone 4S: The Buy Lines Are Still Long Outside Apple Stores

Last night I went shopping with my wife for treadmills at the mall down the street from our condo. At some point, I convinced her I needed to swing by the GameStop at the other end of the mall to put money down on a copy of Batman: Arkham City. Between us and the GameStop: an Apple Store, wedged between a Pearle Vision and American …

Hot Potato: Apple’s iPhone 4S Does Record 4 Million Sales

On your mark, get set, four million iPhones sold in just three days! That, according to Apple, is the number of iPhone 4S units sold worldwide during the new iOS-based handheld’s opening weekend. The iPhone 4S launched on October 14 (last Friday) in seven countries, with plans to add 22 more on October 28 and over 70 total by the end of …

Rumor: Apple’s iPad 3 Moving into Production Early

Move over iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 rumors, here comes the iPad 3! What, you thought the grapevine was closed with Apple’s iPhone 4S hitting shelves today? Not when it sounds like Apple’s newest slate is right around the corner…if we buy Susquehanna Financial analyst Jeff Fidacaro’s claims, anyway.

Fidacaro believes, based on supply

Whoops, Apple’s iCloud Mail Service Goes Kaboom

I’m pretty sure iCloud mail was working when I logged in early this morning, but at some point over the past couple hours, it went belly up. As I’m writing this, I have the jagged lightning bolt symbol eyeballing me next to the “Inbox” view in my Apple Mail client. If I click it, I’m prompted for my iCloud account password, which was …

Apple’s iCloud Launch Off to Rocky Start for Some

Happy iCloud day, or day after, or maybe still day-to-come for those of you having trouble getting the darned thing to work. Apple’s iCloud technically launched alongside iOS 5 yesterday afternoon, but some of you seem to be having a heck of a time unlocking the silver lining.

What kind of major Apple update transpires without a few

1.6 Million Sony Bravia TVs Might Catch Fire, Free Inspection Offered

Sony Bravia TV feeling a little warm to the touch? Haven’t had to heat the home because the TV’s keeping things toasty all by itself? Maybe it’s because your flatscreen has a hidden feature you didn’t know about, say something called “yuppie campfire.”

No? Still, it turns out there is a global problem with Sony Bravia-brand TVs sold …

At Least One Million People Want Apple’s iPhone 4S

You want an iPhone 4S, you really, really want one!—that’s the narrative emerging after reports a record one million people preordered Apple’s upcoming four-and-a-half-gen iPhone in just 24 hours. The prior record-holder, the iPhone 4, managed an impressive 600,000 day-one preorders back in June 2010.

iPhone 4S preorders went live …

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