Beware! If you open a text, tweet, or email with a particular symbol it could crash your iPhone or Mac! While iOS is famous for its security, with Apple striving to create an impenetrable operating system, from time to time, Apple users can fall victim to attempts by hackers and tricksters wishing to take advantage of bugs and vulnerabilities in the operating system. Unfortunately, sometimes these bugs and vulnerabilties are taken advantage of, leaving user's devices glitching, or worse, exposing them to security risks. Usually Apple quickly patches such bugs leaving iPhones (and Macs) safe. And, indeed, the company has already said that it will issue an update to address the issue within days of the news about the malicious iMessage broke. Find out about the latest versions of iOS and the latest version of MacOS here. Read more about what Apple does to improve security here: How Apple protects your Mac from malware and Do iPhones get viruses? In the latest 'text bomb' incident could … [Read more...] about How to stop the latest text bug crashing iPhones and Macs
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It goes without saying that the more sophisticated a piece of software is, the higher the chance of something going wrong with it. That's why a bug-free operating system does not exist – even Apple's iOS can be glitchy despite the company's rigorous testing methodologies. The recently discovered Effective Power bug in iOS' Messages app is a perfect example of this. As we reported on Wednesday, receiving a specific string of text may crash an iPhone and render its Messages app useless after the reboot. Thankfully, Apple was quick to post a workaround to the bug and confirm that a fix was in the works. But it never revealed what was actually causing iPhones to crash upon receiving the obscure string of text. This allowed for several theories as to what's to blame for the glitch to arise, and the one we'd like to share could really be onto something. It is speculated that the root cause of the Effective Power bug could be the way iOS displays incoming message … [Read more...] about The Effective Power bug in iOS explained, or why an obscure message may be causing iPhones to crash
posted on 30 May 2015, 07:33 31 1. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012) but..but..I thought iPhone's perfectly without any lags or glitches at all? posted on 30 May 2015, 07:41 18 2. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013) yeah yeah, iphone and iOS are perfect and out of this world. How can be it so much buggy? We only associat the term buggy with android then how come ios is full of bugs? No No, it cant be true... this report is totally fake and a conspiracy from some android or samsung's fan :I posted on 30 May 2015, 09:02 1 22. eduardogallegos0445 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Apr 2015) Hahahaha shut up and get it through. posted on 30 May 2015, 07:44 26 3. ARTE.8800. (banned) (Posts: 192; Member since: 27 May 2015) iBugs posted on 30 May 2015, 10:21 2 43. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013) Attaching an i to any word is really lame now, wake up. 51. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013) … [Read more...] about Comments for : The Effective Power bug in iOS explained, or why an obscure message may be causing iPhones to crash
iPhone and iPad users, listen up, as we have a reminder for you. iOS 8.4 – the software update announced by Apple at WWDC 2015 – is almost ready to be released. In fact, it is to be rolled out in just a few short hours. As we reported a couple of days ago, the iOS 8.4 release date is today, June 30, and the update is scheduled to go live at 11:00AM Eastern time (10:00AM CDT / 9:00AM MDT / 8:00AM PDT). What should you expect the update to introduce? Well, let's start by saying that you're not getting the full feature set of iOS 9 yet. That's coming later this year. What iOS 8.4 does bring, however, is Apple's audio streaming service – Apple Music. Once signed up, you'll have access to millions of songs from popular (and not-so-popular) artists and bands. And if you don't know what to listen to, the Beats 1 live radio will be broadcasting the latest tunes for you 24/7. Apple Music will cost $9.99 per month with a 3-month free trial. You may still tune in to … [Read more...] about Reminder: iOS 8.4 release date and time is today, June 30; update brings Apple Music to the iPhone and iPad
iPhones and their operating system — iOS — are usually considered to be quite stable and un-corruptable. Apple's closed off file system and other such restrictions may be annoying to the modders out there, but definitely do their job to cement the aforementioned notion. However, every once in a while, something threatening pops up — sometimes, it's malware hidden dormant inside apps in 3rd party app stores / sideloadable apps; other times, it's a bug within the operating system itself, which looks pretty random but manages to completely crash the iPhone. For example — last year, we had the text bug, which caused an iPhone to go haywire if it accepted a specific string of characters in a text message.Now, there's another exploit making the rounds. It's a video link to website VK.com (careful, it can still be masked via a goo.gl or bit.ly shortener). When the user follows it, the video will, indeed, play — it's a short 3-second clip that doesn't seem to have … [Read more...] about Careful: this video link will crash your iPhone!