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Fortnite’s The Authority has a major glitch that is ruining matches

Fortnite’s The Authority has a major glitch that is ruining matches

Epic Games has acknowledged a new bug that manifests in Fortnite's The Authority point of interest, one that has caused players to lose those matches without warning. The issue involves gliders and manifests in all occasions involving them, including times when the player is using items like a Grappler or Launch Pad. Though it's listed as a priority, Epic hasn't yet fixed this issue.

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PlayStation now has a bug bounty program for the PS4 and PSN

PlayStation now has a bug bounty program for the PS4 and PSN

Better late than never, as they say, and that applies especially for squashing software bugs. All non-trivial software have bugs and that's true both for games as well as the platforms that run these games. Although the PlayStation 5 is just around the corner, Sony is still giving its current PS4 console some much-needed attention by opening up its bug-hunting program to the public at large.

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Samsung Blu-ray DVD players have suddenly stopped working

Samsung Blu-ray DVD players have suddenly stopped working

Entertainment has become one of the biggest tools for keeping sane during these trying times but while many companies are aggressively pushing their streaming services, others still prefer owning the media they buy in physical form. That mostly means DVDs and Blu-ray discs which, of course, require appropriate devices to play them. But what if those devices all suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason? That's the rather eerie and frustrating situation that owners of Samsung Blu-ray players are now experiencing around the world with no answer or solution yet in sight.

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Android 11 Beta 1.5 squashes some showstopping bugs

Android 11 Beta 1.5 squashes some showstopping bugs

A beta release, though closer to the final version, doesn't mean it's bug-free. In fact, it's actually more of a call for developers and adventurous users to put the software through the wringer to uncover those bugs before it finally lands in the wider public's hands. Unfortunately, some nasty bugs do manage to sneak in from time to time, like some rather serious that have discouraged some users from even trying out the first beta for this year's Android 11 release.

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Windows 10 June 2020 breaks printing even to PDFs

Windows 10 June 2020 breaks printing even to PDFs

The big May 2020 update for Windows 10 seemed to be relatively uneventful, aside from a few issues Microsoft was at least upfront about. Lo and behold a month later, a cumulative update undoes that almost spotless record. Microsoft's support forums are now filled with complaints from users suddenly unable to print on any brand of printer. Curiously enough, it even affects printers that are "printing" a document into a PDF file.

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Why a single pixel on this wallpaper crashes Android phones?

Why a single pixel on this wallpaper crashes Android phones?

Recently a vulnerability in Android 10 was exposed, when a simple photograph of St Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, set as wallpaper caused smartphone screens to turn on and off unceasingly, making some handsets unusable. Phones with the image used as wallpaper stuck in a bootloop and users were compelled to reset their phone to get rid of it.

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Pixel Buds updates promised to fix showstopping audio issues

Pixel Buds updates promised to fix showstopping audio issues

Given their rivalry, it really was no surprise that Google would come out with its own take on the truly wireless stereo earbuds trend that the Apple Airpods started. Unfortunately, it seems to have been unable to nail down what made those white buds popular, especially when it came to the quality of the overall experience. After all, one can hardly be happy when the only earbuds they have won't even work properly with calls and audio. Google has now acknowledged those concerns and promised that a fix is on the way soon.

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iPhone 11 models exhibit green tint appearing briefly after unlocking

iPhone 11 models exhibit green tint appearing briefly after unlocking

Apple's iPhones have long been the king of LCD displays but it has recently moved over to OLEDs just like its long-time rival Samsung. It still has some of the highest scores there, of course, but some might be wondering now if something went wrong during that transition. Some owners a variety of iPhone 11 models are reporting a brief flash of green tint on their screen after unlocking the phone and, considering there's no readily available explanation, there are some that wonder if Apple is starting to slip up.

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Some Android phones can be crashed by this beautiful wallpaper

Some Android phones can be crashed by this beautiful wallpaper

Having pleasing or eye-catching wallpapers is a big deal for some people, be it on their computers or even on their phones. It's not uncommon for people to download random wallpapers from the Internet without a second thought. After all, what are the chances of a simple image wrecking havoc on a phone? Apparently, it's not as difficult as you might think now that it has been discovered that an image has the capability to crash a Samsung phone or even an older Pixel phone when you make it your wallpaper.

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Windows 10 May 2020 update: you might want to hold off for a bit

Windows 10 May 2020 update: you might want to hold off for a bit

Microsoft has just released the first major Windows 10 update of the year, version 2004 a.k.a. the May 2020 update, and, to no one's surprise really, there are a few issues that will cause users no small amount of headaches. There are no reports of disappearing files yet, thankfully, but some Windows 10 owners might want to hold off from updating immediately. Fortunately, this time Microsoft has found a way to inform users before they taking the plunge.

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Edison Mail iOS bug gave strangers full access to others’ emails

Edison Mail iOS bug gave strangers full access to others’ emails

It's scary enough to learn that your email address may have been part of a recent hacking spree but it's probably short of horrific to find out that some random stranger, through no fault of their own, suddenly has full and unfettered access to your emails. That is, unfortunately, the experience that users of Edison Mail, which bills itself as the best email client for Apple's platforms, experienced even for a short while when the company rolled out a new syncing feature for its iOS app.

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iOS apps suddenly crashing blamed on Facebook SDK server change

iOS apps suddenly crashing blamed on Facebook SDK server change

Given today's circumstances, people are even more dependent on their computers and smartphones, particularly the apps that let them work at home or communicate with friends and family or even just keep themselves from going insane. The stability of these apps has become even more important these days, which is why some developers have opted to pause rolling out huge changes that could risk breaking things. Unfortunately, it may take just a single change not in the app but on a remote server that could bring several apps down, like this very odd case related to Facebook's SDK.

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