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ASUS ZenFone 2 update bug eats up gigabytes of storage

ASUS ZenFone 2 update bug eats up gigabytes of storage

The ZenFone 2 is probably one of the most notable smartphones to come from ASUS, depending on which model you get. One of the first smartphones to bear 4 GB of RAM and paired with an Intel processor, the smartphone proved to be quite the beast and at a fraction of the price of its peers. However, an update pushed via OTA may have just made it turned it into the most unusable smartphone, with an errant log file growing uncontrollably to the point of eating up almost all available storage space on the ZenFone 2.

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Hive iOS app bug heats up UK homes too much

Hive iOS app bug heats up UK homes too much

Companies, both in consumer electronics and mobile, have been quick to push the Internet of Things idea to customers. That haste, however, might be causing those customers problems down the line. From possible security breaches to potentially dangerous bugs, the warts of IoT are only recently starting to surface. Take for example the Hive Home Heating device in the UK, which, thanks to a bug in its iOS app, has caused home owners to experience summer a tad too early for comfort.

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OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

Last week Apple released a minor patch for OS X in the form of a kernel extension update. Labeled "031-51913 Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data 3.28.1," the update turned out to be bugged, leaving many Mac users without a working ethernet port. Well, at least those with Macs that still have ethernet ports. It took a little time, but Apple has acknowledged the bug offered a solution for those affected.

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Instagram shared account bug exposes private notifications

Instagram shared account bug exposes private notifications

The Instagram app (just the Android version, it seems) has a new bug that could leave some users' private notifications open to other (unauthorized) users. The bug apparently involves the new multi-account feature, which allows someone with more than one Instagram account to add them to the mobile app. Users with a shared second account are receiving notifications intended for the private (non-shared) accounts belonging to other members of the shared account.

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Adobe patches Creative Cloud bug that was deleting Mac data

Adobe patches Creative Cloud bug that was deleting Mac data

Over the weekend, a very nasty bug hit the Mac version of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Bugs that cause constant app crashes are annoying, and can drive a person mad after a while. However, when your software starts deleting files that you've spent minutes or even hours crafting, it's a serious issue. And that's exactly what started happening to users.

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Apple acknowledges 1970 iPhone bug, but a fix has already been found

Apple acknowledges 1970 iPhone bug, but a fix has already been found

Last week, a very strange bug was discovered on the more recent versions of the iPhone. A bug so bad that if you took the right steps, you could manage to brick your phone permanently. Of course, those actions involve either traveling back in time, or simply trying to get your phone to believe that it was January 1st, 1970. Well, today, Apple finally acknowledged that this bug does indeed exist, and has offered up some advice.

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Adobe Creative Cloud users on Mac beware, bug deletes user data

Adobe Creative Cloud users on Mac beware, bug deletes user data

A recent update for the Mac version of Adobe's Creative Cloud software suite has been discovered to contain a bug that results in user files being deleted without permission or warning. The problem is that after users install the 3.5.0.206 update and then log into Creative Cloud, the contents from the first alphabetically listed folder in the root directory are deleted. Users that haven't yet downloaded this update from Adobe can breathe a sigh of relief, as the company has acknowledged the issue and stopped releasing the update.

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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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