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iMac bug

This live spider stuck inside an iMac is the most literal kind of bug

July 24th, 2018

One of the best-known pieces of early computing lore is the origin of a “bug.” A team working at Harvard in the 1940s found a moth stuck in between two relay points, causing a problem with the computational tasks. It’s always cited as the first example of a computing “bug,” although as Computer World pointed out, using …

Android: Google search bug

This is one of the weirdest Android bugs we’ve ever seen

May 31st, 2018

Android bugs and glitches pop up frequently enough that they aren’t all worthy of coverage, but every once in a while, we see a bug so inexplicable it deserves to be highlighted. Earlier this week, a Reddit user discovered that whenever they typed “the1975..com” (with two periods instead of one) into the Google search bar …

iOS 6 Audio Bug

iOS 6 audio bug blamed for causing data overages on iPhones and iPads

November 15th, 2012

Although Apple (AAPL) has reportedly fixed the data overage issue users have been reporting in iOS 6 with the recent 6.0.1 update, PRX Labs believes the bug is still present on a number of devices. As outlined in a blog post, PRX Labs investigated Apple’s Audio Playback frameworks and concluded there is still a bug that …

iOS 5.0.1 bug lets users to bypass passcode and access iPhone contacts [video]

February 22nd, 2012

A new bug has been discovered in iOS 5.0.1 that provides unauthorized access to a user’s contacts on passcode-protected iPhones. The bug, which was discovered by iPhoneIslam, is not easily reproduced and requires the attacker to have a spare SIM card or access to the victim’s phone number. The method involves inserting and ejecting the …

Galaxy Nexus users plagued by random reboots

January 16th, 2012

Google’s flagship device, the Galaxy Nexus, has been widely acclaimed and we had great things to say in our review of the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich phone. The device is fast, responsive, and Android 4.0 is the most polished version of Android yet. Numerous users are reporting a bug that randomly reboots their devices, however, …

Microsoft testing fix for Windows Phone SMS security hole

December 28th, 2011

Microsoft is reportedly testing a fix to a Windows Phone SMS security hole that was first discovered by Khaled Salameh earlier this month. “[Microsoft’s] Security Team contacted me today, they’ve confirmed the WP7 SMS Bug and found the root cause, a fix is currently under testing,” Salameh tweeted on Wednesday. Here’s how the bug worked: one …

Logitech Revue units DOA for some customers, corrupted firmware to blame

December 27th, 2011

Certain customers who recently purchased the Logitech Revue Google TV set top box with the hope of transforming their normal TV into a web-ready smart TV have been left with nothing but disappointment. Logitech has confirmed that a small percentage of recently manufactured Revue devices were shipped with “corrupted firmware,” preventing select customers from activating their new devices. The box would drop its connection …

Galaxy Nexus signal strength bug confirmed by Verizon

December 19th, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Monday confirmed that it is working on a software fix that will address what it refers to as a “signal strength issue” present in its just-released Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. “The signal strength issue is currently being investigated,” a Verizon Wireless support representative posted on a company Twitter account. “We don’t have …

Static bug plaguing iPhone 4S users could be hardware issue

November 29th, 2011

It has been a month and a half since Apple released its record-setting iPhone 4S and users are still plagued by a series of bugs that has made the device unusable for some. BGR was one of the first sites to report on a troubling glitch that causes audio to cut out during voice calls …