by Jules Wang | November 16, 2015 9:00 PM
It only takes one. We're not talking about Lay's potato chips or crisps. We're tailing off a breach at the world's largest consumer credit agency that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers. There's now another security hole that Big Magenta's subsidiary, prepaid carrier MetroPCS, has just finished patching up. But if you're one of the 10 million customers that had their data so easily accessible, there's little comfort in finding out that the hole was a "pretty bad f*ckup on MetroPCS's side." That comment comes from one hacker who found a similar bug at AT&T's site in 2010 which ...
by Jaime Rivera | November 12, 2015 10:35 PM
Everyone's had this happen to them: you've bought everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner and head back home only to find out that you forgot to buy the turkey. To pivot to an analogue: is it just poor quality assurance that's been hampering some of these iOS software releases recently? If so, there's a pretty sloppy track record developing for Apple right now. Well that would explain the MAS problem. pic.twitter.com/Nuqj9Uxxiz — Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) November 12, 2015 That track record frustrated TweetBot developer/co-founder Paul Haddad today as Mac App Store apps could not be ...
by Jules Wang | October 6, 2015 10:05 PM
We brought it up in our Android 6.0 primer video: expect bugs. Especially expect them in more front and center areas at first blush before the updates eventually come to patch them. It's not a rule exclusive to Android, just ask iOS. Twice. But T-Mobile troubles have appeared (no, not those T-Mobile troubles) and it involves LTE reception on Nexus 5 handsets. One Reddit user noted 3G reception in areas normally flush with LTE. Another user, from AT&T subcarrier Cricket also had a similar experience which got troubleshot with a toggle on-and-off of airplane mode. Another T-Mobile ...
by Jules Wang | September 16, 2015 7:14 PM
Lollipop's troubles have been made very visible by the tech media to the national media. In the second case, it was with Android 5.0's Stagefright vulnerabilities that led to the pouring of vows to step up security updates. And while the move to Marshmallow is ongoing and might bring a whole new slew of scrutinizing eyes to the Android platform, some phones will have the dubious honor of carrying Lollipop as their mature version of the OS. That makes this security hole a must to watch for. Phones running 5.0-5.1.1 which have not been recently updated with the "LMY48M" 5.1.1 revision and ...
by Jaime Rivera | May 29, 2014 2:11 PM
Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro 3 has been met with a ton of praise. Many of us still debate some of the price points, but that doesn't change the fact that the company heard and acted on all the feedback of the previous two Surface Pro models and brought us an elegant solution that's worth the money. Still, there are reports of some odd issues with the review prototypes that have been issued. Microsoft has just acknowledged that there are batter issues with certain Surface Pro 3 models, and that it will issue a software update to fix the problem. The complaints mention that the ...
by Jaime Rivera | April 3, 2014 12:11 PM
One of the coolest features that Apple debuted years ago, and which other platforms have adopted over the years, is a way for you to find your iPhone if misplaced or stolen. The service was initially part of MobileMe, then became free for all users as "Find my iPhone", and is now part of iCloud, which is free for everyone as well. The service can pin-point where your device is, make it ring if you can't find it, and even sends messages to the phone in case it was stolen. Sadly the service has been proven to be far from perfect today. For you to disable "Find my iPhone" you have to enter ...
by Jaime Rivera | March 11, 2014 3:57 PM
iOS 7 was launched to a certain degree of polarization in the industry. Some hated it, and others loved it, but there was one feature that was generally praised, and it was the fact that Apple removed its limitations to how many apps you could hold in one folder. That being said, not many knew that there was a cool bug in iOS 7 that allowed you to create folders within folders, and therefore allowing you to have a cleaner home screen. Sadly if you relied on this feature, you might want to consider not upgrading to iOS 7.1, even if that's not something we'd call convenient. Apple patches ...
by Jaime Rivera | March 10, 2014 12:07 PM
Ever since the original launch of iPhone OS, now known as iOS, it's gathered an interesting level of popularity not just for its ease of use, but also because it can prove to be very unreliable as your clock. If you remember years ago, it was fairly common for people to miss their alarms after any changes came with Daylight savings time. You'd think that after the recent administration changes in iOS, this would be fixed, but you're wrong. This time we don't have any reports of people being late for work thanks to their iPhones, but there is a bug in the operating system. If you hit your ...
by Jaime Rivera | March 5, 2014 3:47 AM
If you're currently rocking the Google Nexus 5, chances are you're not really enjoying the recent Android 4.4.2 update. Much is still to be complained about its photo quality, but even worse is a nasty camera bug that has got a lot of users complaining. If you've noticed your device heating-up and the battery dropping like a rock, you're not alone. Google has now acknowledged that there is indeed a bug that's causing the CPU to max-out on the Google Nexus 5 while the camera app is working, and this is the cause for the dramatic battery drain that many of you are experiencing. The company ...
by Jaime Rivera | January 29, 2014 12:40 PM
In a world like the one we have today, the importance of your email is both significant and common. Sadly, bugs on mobile applications are just as common, and the probability having both of these mix together can lead into very unpleasant surprises. Google has just alerted its customers on a major bug that it faces with its iOS mobile application. If you launch the app you'll notice that the company is giving you a notification regarding the possibility of some of your email being deleted. The bug was apparently sending your desired email to the trash or your spam folder during January ...
by Jaime Rivera | November 19, 2012 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through our coverage of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Then we go through our hands-on experience with Google's Nexus 4 by LG, which so far seems to impress. We then talk about the recent rumors of Android 5.0 already being tested by Google, even though details are slim. Then we talk iPhone as new rumors have an iPhone 5S already in the works. We end today's show by talking about Windows Phone 8 and some of the bugs that customers are reporting. All this and more after the break.
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