Instagram acknowledges bug that was causing Android app to crash, says it's been fixed

In recent days Instagram users from across the globe have been reporting frequent app crashes on their Android devices and, now, the social media site has finally acknowledged the issue in a message sent out via Twitter.

Instagram didn’t mention the cause of the issue, but it is understood to have affected various devices in different ways. After all, many users claimed the app would crash immediately upon opening it, while others reported that looking through Instagram Stories or simply scrolling through the feed could lead to a crash, ultimately driving a rise in the number …


WhatsApp bug allows blocked accounts to send messages to those who blocked them

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has a bug that is making users upset and uncomfortable. Accounts that have been blocked by users are somehow able to send messages to the people who blocked them in the first place. While there is a workaround (unblock the blocked account and block it again), WhatsApp has not publicized the issue or the temporary fix. And there’s more; thanks to the bug, these blocked accounts can read the status and profile information of those WhatsApp members who blocked them.
There are many reasons for blocking a particular person and not wanting …

PSA: Twitter tells all subscribers to change their passwords because of bug

Twitter is asking all 336 million users to immediately change their passwords. It seems that a bug allowed users’ passwords to be saved on an internal log without encryption. There is no indication that they have been used or leaked, but as a precaution, Twitter is suggesting that new passwords be used by its subscribers. Twitter Support disseminated a tweet earlier this afternoon suggesting that Twitter subscribers “consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.”

The company did not reveal how many passwords were discovered on the internal log and Twitter …

Crash! Galaxy S9 has a graphics bug

A bug finder has detected that when a Galaxy S9 device (Snapdragon 845 only) is running Samsung Internet and is strained, the entire device will crash. It has been determined that the Adreno graphics unit along with the app cannot handle certain shaders (think: special effects), and the device simply shuts down. Apparently the browser contributes to this because it does not know when to restart itself. The testers tried reproducing the results in Chrome and it did not reboot the device. They also attempted the test using Samsung’s browser on a Google device, but that also did not produce the …

April Android Security update includes bug fixes for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Information about the April Android security update has been disseminated and the update will soon be pushed out to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Additionally, some Nexus handsets should receive it as well. Besides the usual security patches, the April Android security update contains 56 “functional updates” for Pixel and Nexus devices. These are fixes for bugs and other issues outside of security.

For example, the update will help reduce the delay that occurs when opening particular apps on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The update will also reduce battery drain on the same …

Apple virtually cleans the message bug in its iPhone X ad, keeps it in iOS 11

OK, get this! Apple have updated the ad so the text doesn’t overlap anymore. The animation isn’t as elegant as I’d like but I’ll take it. Hopefully, this means the software bug is actually being worked on now. pic.twitter.com/NRY769lu0y— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) 23 март 2018 г. 
If you remember, Apple had a fun new commercial a few days ago, demonstrating the unlocking power of gaze, hinting at how awesome the new Face ID scan biometry on the iPhone X is. While a girl is happily frolicking through a school, and ravaging open doors, cars, and locker rooms with the power of …

Apple to fix bug that allows Siri to read hidden notifications

Earlier today, we told you about the Siri-based security flaw discovered in Brazil that allows Siri to read your notifications, even if they are hidden from the lock screen. The notifications that are most vulnerable come from third party apps including Facebook and Gmail. Holding down the home button (or the side button on the Apple iPhone X) will put Siri into blabbermouth mode.

Apple does know about this issue. In fact, in a statement published today, the tech titan said, “We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update.” Apple could decide that this …

Google Pixel XL may overcharge due to an Android 8.1 bug

If a phone has been on the market for almost two years, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all bugs have been eliminated or that it won’t ever get new ones. The best example for that has to be the Google Pixel XL, which has been plagued by issues ever since its inception in late 2016. After it got the Android 8.1 update, some users on Reddit have reported their Pixel XL was overcharging, taking more power than it normally should.

The bug occurs when charging the Pixel XL with the supplied charging cable. Reportedly, the smartphone sometimes will pull 25W (9V/2.8A), instead of the …

Apple sends out iOS 11.2.6 to fix bug that caused Indian character to crash iPhone models

Apple rushed out iOS 11.2.6 today to repair a bug that caused iPhones around the world to crash. A specific character from the Indian Telugu language sent over iMessage, or placed in a text field, can force an iPhone to reboot. The character cannot be read by iPhone models running iOS 11.2.5, If your iPhone is using any other iOS build, you are already in the clear.

In a vacuum, this bug might have been no big deal. But once the word got out, you had your jokers send the character to others via iMessage and social media in the hope that it would crash the recipient’s iPhone. Pushing out …

Twitter trolls are using the latest iOS bug to crash iPhones

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It looks like trolls are exploiting the latest iPhone bug to make life very difficult for Twitter users.

Earlier in the week, yet another iPhone-crashing iOS bug surfaced. For some reason, a single character from the Indian Telugu language will cause whatever app it’s viewed in to crash repeatedly.

Apple has said it’s aware of the issue and plans to fix it in an upcoming update, but the issue has proved to be particularly problematic on Twitter. As word of yet another crash-inducing bug has begun to spread, it appears that some Twitter users are using it to their advantage. Read more…

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