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  • Fear and hacking on the bug bounty trail

    It could be a scene from almost any city start-up office on a Friday afternoon, except the workers here have been flown in from five continents, and will eat tonight at Sydney’s most expensive restaurants before wandering back to their beds at the five star Westin hotel over the road.

  • iPad 2 glitches emerge

    By now you've probably heard of the alleged Facetime freezing and backlight bleeding issues facing iPad 2 owners.

  • Another iPad 2 problem: Glitchy Facetime

    Some iPad 2 users who expected a flawless product are instead finding a handful of problems with their shiny new tablets. The latest is a freezing issue with Facetime that can only be fixed by rebooting the iPad 2.

  • iOS 4.2 bug: Lost media? How to get it back

    Apple's iOS 4.2 software update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has officially been released into the wild, and already a bug has been found. Users are reporting that after they updated their devices music, videos, audio books, and podcasts seem to be mysteriously missing.

  • iOS 4.1 beta seeded to developers- 'death grip' fix soon?

    Today, Apple began seeding an iOS 4.1 pre-release to developers. As per usual, the beta requires an iPhone Developer account and an Intel Mac running the latest OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4. Included is Xcode 3.2.4, which mainly brings support for iOS 4.1 iPhones and iPod Touches (still no iOS 4 for iPad), as well as a few new features designed to make life easier for iOS developers.

  • Bugnets Could Spy on You via Mobile Devices

    Imagine sitting in a café and discussing the details of a business proposal with a potential client. Neither you nor the client has a laptop; you're just two people having a conversation. But unbeknownst to you, someone half a world away is listening to every word you say. Later, as you leave, you receive a text message referring to the proposal and demanding money in exchange for silence.

  • Juniper patches router-crashing bug

    Juniper Networks has issued seven security advisories for its products, including a fix for a nasty bug that could be used to crash the company's routers.