Weather Widget in Dashboard not working

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Drew017, Jan 11, 2013.

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    Drew017

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    Just today I went to my Dashboard and noticed my Yahoo Weather widget (Stock) isn't updating. I restarted the dock, removed the widget and added it back, but it wont even recognize my city... Anyone else have this problem?

    (And yes I have a working Internet connection)
     
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    balamw

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    I've been having similar problems with Weather on iOS 6. Limited just to my town. So I suspect the data source.

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  3. WeepOzymandias, Jan 11, 2013
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    Same problem, first noticed today.

    Neither weather nor stocks are updating on dashboard (OS X 10.8.2)—both use Yahoo! services, so I suspect somebody broke an API somewhere.

    I’ve not experienced any problems on iOS.
     
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    Drew017

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    thought it might be a yahoo issue :confused: hmm anyone know of any good alternate weather widgets for OS X?
     
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    If you check the console you should see the following errors:
    Jan 11 19:02:56 DashboardClient[7816]: com.apple.widget.weather: Fetching data failed, no <response>
    Jan 11 19:03:09 DashboardClient[7816]: connect() failed. errno:53, fd:8, port:5900

    It looks like it is a server issue or an API issue on yahoo's end.
     
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    I’ve always preferred Weather Underground’s widget because Apple’s pulls data from an airport that is in the same city as me, but actually quite a distance away. WU’s widget gives you more flexibility. Not quite as pretty though.
     
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    Drew017

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    thanks... I found this one to do the job just as well as weather underground
     
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    No weather, no stocks

    OS 10.8.2, late 2012 iMac 21.
     
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    same here.
     
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    Still no weather, no stocks

    You’d think “someone” would notice the app was broken and fix it.
     
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    Why would they ? Their app is not broken. The app gets data from yahoo. It was their issue
     

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