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Sending your iPhone back in time will unsurprisingly brick it

Sending your iPhone back in time will unsurprisingly brick it

While some iPhone owners are already dealing with bricked devices from the dreaded "error 53" issue, another issue has been discovered that if users aren't careful, could leave their phone unusable after a simple change of the date. The hive mind on Reddit has found out that any iOS device with a 64-bit processor will be left bricked if its date is set to January 1st, 1970. We're going to warn you that from here on out, you really shouldn't try this with your own iPhone, unless you enjoy some serious troubleshooting at the Apple Store.

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LG G3 owners vulnerable to a big security bug, fix available

LG G3 owners vulnerable to a big security bug, fix available

The LG G3 was the Korean manufacturer's 2014 hero smartphone and came with a new feature called Smart Notice, LG's sort of answer to Google Now, Siri, and rival Samsung's S Voice. As convenient as that feature may be, its convenience apparently came with a price too high to pay. Researchers BugSec Group and Cynet have come across a gaping hole in the software that exposed each and every LG G3 owner to potential data theft and hijacking of their smartphone. Fortunately, LG now has a patch ready.

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Microsoft Edge’s inPrivate browsing fails at being private

Microsoft Edge’s inPrivate browsing fails at being private

Most browsers these days include an "incognito" or private browsing mode, which, in theory, does not store anything related to your browsing activities on the computer they were used on. Its purpose is to add some level of privacy, especially for a computer that is accessed by multiple users. The newest web browser on the block, Microsoft Edge, also has that feature, which it calls "inPrivate" mode. However, it turns out that browsing in that mode might not be a completely private activity after all.

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Apple to blame for leaky incognito mode on Macs, says NVIDIA

Apple to blame for leaky incognito mode on Macs, says NVIDIA

Mac users, beware! Your super private incognito mode, or actually anything you might be doing that you don't want other eyes to see, might not be that safe after all. At least if those eyes belong to other people you allow to use your Mac. A report over the weekend revealed how Apple's computers sometimes suddenly pops up a "ghost" of a previously closed window, potentially revealing its contents. At first, it was NVIDIA's GPUs were theorized to be the culprit, as it is the one handling the graphics work. NVIDIA, however, says it's Apple's OS X that's at fault.

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Intel confirms bug with Skylake CPUs

Intel confirms bug with Skylake CPUs

Intel has stepped up and confirmed that there is a bug in its sixth-gen Core products that have the codename Skylake. The bug in question can cause the system to hang under complex workloads. The only application that Intel has confirmed to cause the issue so far is Prime95.

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Microsoft patches Surface Pro 4 keyboard 2 months after launch

Microsoft patches Surface Pro 4 keyboard 2 months after launch

The Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book might have been two of Microsoft's highest profile and, to some extent, most beautiful products but their warts are slowly starting to show. Two months into their launch, Microsoft is still patching critical software flaws that, in turn, mar the hardware experience on these two otherwise grand computers. This time around, the tech giant is rolling out a patch that should fix some, but not all, random issues with the Type Cover of the Surface Pro 4.

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Google working to fix Android 6.0 bug affecting Nexus Player, 5X and 6P

Google working to fix Android 6.0 bug affecting Nexus Player, 5X and 6P

Google has acknowledged reports claiming the Nexus Player, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P are suffering from bugs introduced with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The cause of the issues affecting the Nexus Player are somewhat different than the cause of the issues affecting the two handsets, however. Google says it has already created a fix for the two phones, which will be arriving to users soon.

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Apple’s probing iPad Pro freezing issue

Apple’s probing iPad Pro freezing issue

Some iPad Pro owners have been afflicted with an issue causing the slate to become unresponsive once it has fully finished charging. When that happens, the screen will go entirely black if the charger is not removed, according to some users; whether the display goes dark matters very little, though, as a hard reset is the only way to fix the issue. In light of complaints, Apple says it is investigating the issue, and that users should continue to troubleshoot with resets during this time.

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Man who purchased google.com lands reward and gives it away

Man who purchased google.com lands reward and gives it away

Web domains can be worth big money if they are tied to popular websites. Google.com is one of the most visited websites on the internet and recently a man named Sanmay Ved from the US was able to purchase the domain Google.com. Ved is a student in the US and noticed that Google.com was for sale and was able to finish a transaction leaving him owning the domain.

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iOS 9.0.2 patch fixes lock screen security flaw

iOS 9.0.2 patch fixes lock screen security flaw

In the last 24 hours, Apple began rolling out the latest patch to its new iOS 9 operating system, this time version 9.0.2. Along with fixing a number of bugs, including issues with iMessage activation, iCloud backups, cellular data usage, and screens rotating at improper times, this latest release also addresses the recently discovered lock screen exploit that would allow someone to get past the PIN entry and gain access to photos and contacts.

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iOS 9 “app slicing” feature delayed due to iCloud bug

iOS 9 “app slicing” feature delayed due to iCloud bug

It seems that one of iOS 9's interesting, not to mention space saving, features didn't make it to the first release after all. Apple announced to its developers that app slicing, known as app thinning to some, is currently unavailable in the current iOS release. This is due to an issue with apps' iCloud backups that breaks the feature. The good news is that Apple isn't giving up on the feature just yet and will re-enable it in a future update for iOS 9.

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Android Lollipop lockscreen bypassed even with password

Android Lollipop lockscreen bypassed even with password

Android users take note. If you thought that only iOS had problems with lockscreen bypass exploits, better think again. Then again, given how much flak Android's security is getting lately, that might not come as a shock. This latest vulnerability allows anyone with physical access so a device running Android 5.0 or 5.1 to get through the lockscreen and gain access to the device's secrets, mostly through and ADB connection to a computer. And this even if the device's lockscreen is itself protected by a password.

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