Daylight Savings Time news: Turn back! iPhone alert!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7: If you’re headed to church this Sunday morning, remember the time change! Daylight Savings Time 2010 ended at 2 a.m. today (November 7) The U.S. Naval site lists official DST dates.

Enjoy that extra hour of sleep and, for this one day of the year, you’ve got your wish if you’ve complained that you need more than 24 hours in a day!

Although several countries and continents observe Daylight Savings Time, dates and times vary. The length of Daylight Savings Time was extended by four weeks in 2007, as researchers gathered data concerning energy use on behalf of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. (Fox News published an article on the history of DST.) Most states saw no savings in energy, though, despite the time shift. Other states have never observed the time shift. But if you live in a state that does observe Daylight Savings Time, don’t forget to turn back those clocks!

Warning for iPhone alarmists!

If you use an alarm on your iPhone, you might have problems with the update. It’s not a big deal and, frankly, most iPhone users don’t depend on the alarm—nevertheless, somebody’s going to get caught with this glitch, right? Here’s a CNN news story about the iPhone issue—just for you true iPhone alarmists.

And Up in Canada? News for you …

Yes, we’re aware that ReadTheSpirit readers circle the globe. We’ve especially got Canadian readers who might be interested in your own regional variances. Here’s a Globe and Mail article explaining those “Up North” changes.

Grumpy Russians may say “Nyet!” to DST altogether …

It’s true, according to this NPR report. Much of Russia is so far north that shifting time seems to make the night come unacceptably early—leading to depression and general grumpiness. There’s a serious proposal to dump DST altogether.

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