Thanks to scum-of-the-internet 4chan, we’ve all been hearing lately about a particular iOS bug that will brick modern iPhones, if you set the date back to 1/1/1970. Why does that happen? YouTuber Tom Scott explains.
If Safari is crashing when you search from the address bar this morning, you’re not alone. It seems the browser is facing difficulties on both iOS and OS X.
A new bug in the latest, fully patched version of OS X is being exploited by hackers. The vulnerability allows attackers to install malware on a Mac without needing any system passwords.
As scary as Heartbleed was this past spring, it looks like virtually every Microsoft Windows user is in for a little deja vu. Microsoft just released a critical patch for a huge server vulnerability—one that affects quite a few current versions of Windows out there.
Once again, Apple has left a security backdoor wide open in a new version of their mobile operating system. iOS 7 allows anyone with physical access to your iPhone to see your private photos and then share them online.
Excessive sunbathing is linked with all sorts of health risks in humans, but the Western Boxelder bugs of British Columbia use sunlight to ward of illness. It's all part of one of the more bizarre biological processes we've yet encountered.
This may be a temporary problem, but it has been confirmed by several people including ourselves: as of this moment, you can't set your day of birth to the 31st of any month in Facebook.
Following yesterday's failure, Twitter has gotten to the bottom of what went wrong: it was a software issue known as a "cascading bug".
These bugs might just be the hardest organisms on the planet. They're the only creatures observed alive inside an electron microscope that actually survived this airless, high-radiation environment. This discovery could mean big things for life on other worlds.
According to Apple, the iMessage bug we posted yesterday isn't really a bug. It's a rare incident caused by an employee's over eagerness to help a customer.
There's a bug in Apple's iOS 5 that would allow anyone to look into your photos without using a password—users would only have to click on the camera button on your iPhone to access all the images.
It seems that Apple has ported iOS's background applications system over to the desktop in a feature called Automatic Termination. In concept, it frees memory. In practice, it closes things when you don't want it to.
If you didn't grow up inside of a zombie ladybug, you really missed out. That's how the larvae of a species of parasitic wasp spend their formative days, using a half-alive, twitching ladybug husk as an incubator and a shield from predators.
Dropbox had a little problem this weekend. The service broke its own authentication system when it pushed out a code update on Sunday afternoon.
Dick Schaefer is a junkyard artist. He takes scrap metal from old cars and junkyards and builds these leftovers into wonderful sculptures.
Remember the Daylight Saving Time bug from last year where iPhone alarms were off by one hour? It's back. Hope you weren't counting on your recurring alarm to wake you up this morning. (One-time alarms are still OK).
Heads up, iPhone users! Last week Australians found a bug in Apple's iOS the hard way. Or maybe the soft way: They overslept as their iPhone alarms failed to go off because of a glitch triggered by daylight saving time.