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iOS Messages bug causing iPhones to crash

It looks iPhone users have a new bug to deal with, this time found in the Messages app. It turns out that the app will continuously crash if a certain text is received and if the text arrives while an iPhone is on the lock screen, it will cause the …

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Y2k for the Linux world is the year 2038

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All computer systems rely heavily on clocks to perform almost any function and this is a problem when your computer OS, does not know how to count past a certain number. The year 2038 will be for Linux, much like the old  Y2k “Millennium Bug” back in 2000, where-by computers …

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Android bug leaves non-KitKat devices vulnerable

A new Android bug is exposing around one billion devices due to a security vulnerability. This bug only affects phones and tablets that are running versions of Android that are older than 4.4 Kit Kat, which is just under one billion devices in total. The vulnerability was spotted by security …

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Super Smash Bros 3DS players hit with 136 year bans

A few Super Smash Bros 3DS players have been hit with massive 136 year bans from playing the game online. The lengthy penalties seem to have been dished out due to a bug in Nintendo’s automated anti-griefer system, which is designed to punish anyone aggressively targeting a specific player during …

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Samsung has fixed 840 EVO performance crippling bug

Last month, Samsung confirmed that its 840 EVO SSD suffers from a bug that cripples read speeds when old data is present on the drive. The company promised to fix the problem with updated firmware and has finally made the fix available. For those of you that missed it the …

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Destiny bug reveals future expansion content

A Destiny player has come across a bug that reveals Bungie’s plans for future expansion packs and DLC content. Irish player, Ben Kinsella encountered the bug, which prevented him from accessing ‘the tower’, Destiny’s social hub. While it prevented him from hanging out at the tower, it did reveal new …

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New OS X and Linux bug could be worse than Heartbleed

A new exploit has been discovered for Unix-based systems that some experts are claiming could be more harmful than the SSL bug, Heartbleed, which was discovered earlier this year. This new exploit is called ‘the bash bug’ and allows users to take control of Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the software used …

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Samsung to fix 840 Evo SSD performance crippling bug

Over the last few weeks there has been numerous reports of a performance crippling bug found in Samsung’s 840 Evo SSDs. Users over at Overclock.net found that when month old data was found on the drive, read speeds would suffer greatly. However, fortunately for Samsung SSD users, the company has …

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Over 300,000 servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed bug

More than 300,000 servers are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites aren’t bothering to patch it up. So far, only 9000 servers were patched last month, leaving behind plenty of vulnerable servers. We’ve known about Heartbleed for a while now, since security researcher, Robert David Graham, warned the Internet …

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BBC and others caught out by Tweetdeck flaw

A flaw in the TweetDeck plugin for the Chrome web browser saw over 80,000 twitter accounts automatically retweet a message yesterday, including big name ones like the BBC and one associated with the White House. The bug has now been fixed, but it spread like wildfire in the few hours …

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iPhone 5S battery defect affecting users

This has not been the week for Apple users, first the new Macbook Pro’s with retina display were experiencing keyboard and trackpad issues and now the new iPhone 5S is suffering from a battery defect. These problems have come from Apple using a new battery that it said would last …

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