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iOS Text Bug Begins to Affect Twitter and Snapchat Apps [...

Today, 01:26 PM

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The iOS bug that was <a href="http://www.macrumors...>discovered</a>earlier in the week and causes an iPhone to crash after receiving a specific string of symbols and characters, today expanded to both the Twitter and Snapchat iOS apps (via <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/29/iphone-text-crash-bug-twitter-snapchat"><em>The Guardian</em></a>). The bug not only crashes an iPhone, but causes the Messages app to repeatedly crash after being opened to anything other than the conversation in which the string of characters was located in. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/05/messagescrashingbug-800x632.jpg" alt="messagescrashingbug" width="800" height="632" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-451981" /> <br/> Although the issue was known to be routed in banner notifications when it was discovered, thus opening a wide range of apps that could be hit by the malicious text, today's news confirms that third-party apps can successfully transfer the bug. In Twitter, any direct message or public mention that includes the string of characters will cause a recipient's phone, with notifications turned on for Twitter, to crash immediately. A similar situation occurs when sending text chat via the Snapchat app, permanently crashing an iPhone when the user goes to read the message. <br/> <br/> As noted in the original story, and just last night <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/05/28/apple-temporary-text-bug-fix/">confirmed by Apple</a>, a temporary fix for the bug remains in place in which a user can use Siri to reply to the malicious message thread in order to prevent Messages from crashing every time it is opened. The company promises that they "will make a fix available in a software update," but a time frame for any such fix wasn't given. Given that third-party apps are now becoming affected without as clear of an easy fix, Apple will probably try to put that update out as soon as possible before more permanent damage befalls any users.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/35070/f/648326/s/46c21d72/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/ach.htm"><img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/ach.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/228858308884/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/46c21d72/sc/28/a2t2.img" border="0"/><div class="feedflare">
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Apple has published its official workaround for Messages bug

Today, 12:30 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
If you’ve been online or, frankly, any school or office over the past week, chances are you’ve heard about the iOS bug which lets users send a string of text via messages to another iPhone owner which causes their Messages app<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...ages-bug/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228767833602/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1cc87/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Why Jony Ive’s promotion means more design, not less

Today, 12:00 PM

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Apple is such a strange and secretive company, the news that Jony Ive has been promoted is instead widely interpreted that he’s on his way out. The Telegraph revealed Monday that Ive has been promoted to Chief Design Officer and<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...not-less/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228766468037/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c1a3f7/sc/23/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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This cool gadget puts the weather outside into a box on y...

Yesterday, 11:40 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
The best way to check the weather is usually pulling up an app or website, turning on a TV, or simply going to a window and looking outside. But what if you had a gorgeous device on your desk that<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...our-desk/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228766445558/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46bd43dd/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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More than half of Tidal’s founders may have to pull their...

Today, 01:06 PM

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  7 of the 15 artists with an ownership stake in Jay Z’s troubled Tidal streaming music service may have their music pulled from it as a result of Jay Z failing to reach a music licencing agreement with Sony,<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...wn-music/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228767835460/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5a/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Attention Tim Cook: Your instant Mac museum is just...

Today, 01:00 PM

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One man’s astonishing collection of Apple gear is for sale on eBay right now, making an instant Mac museum just a click away for the right bidder. The auction starts at $100,000, with a Buy It Now price of $300,000<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...ion-ebay/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228767835459/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46c25d5b/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Virtual reality is now as cheap as Cardboard on iOS

Yesterday, 07:31 PM

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I can’t wait for the virtual reality future to finally go mainstream, but with company’s like Oculus talking about charging people over $1,500 for an entire Rift package, VR is virtually out of my price-range. Thankfully, Google is coming up withmf.gif


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Apple Offers Temporary Fix for iOS Text Bug, Says Update...

Today, 03:23 AM

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A couple days after a new iOS bug was discovered, allowing a select string of characters sent in an iMessage or text to reset iPhones and crash the Messages app, Apple has created a new support document to address the problem. The Cupertino company acknowledges the problem and says that it's working on a fix, offering temporary solutions in the mean time.

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Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

1. Ask Siri to "read unread messages."

2. Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you'll be able to open Messages again

3. In Messages, swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.
In addition to Apple's suggestions, there are other possible fixes that have worked for MacRumors in other scenarios. For instance, if Messages was opened in conversation list view you can fix the issue by having someone send you a message or sending yourself a message via Siri or through the Share sheet in any app.
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Apple Purchases Augmented Reality Startup Metaio

Yesterday, 08:00 PM

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Apple recently acquired augmented reality startup Metaio, reports TechCrunch. According to the company's website, Metaio is a "pioneer in augmented reality and computer vision" that built the Metaio Creator, an augmented reality authoring tool. With the Creator, users could create augmented reality scenarios "within minutes."

Metaio has stopped taking new customers and a shareholder document concerning the transferring of shares has confirmed that it was purchased by Apple. Apple also provided TechCrunch with its standard acquisition confirmation statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

Metaio's augmented reality tools have been used by several companies to create interactive experiences. Ferarri, for example, created an augmented reality showroom with Metaio, and it's been used in Berlin with historical footage to let travelers see what the scene they're viewing would have looked like when the Berlin Wall was still in place.


It is not clear how Apple plans to use Metaio's technology, but there have been persistent rumors indicating Apple is interested in virtual reality and augmented reality. Based on patents, Apple has explored a video headset, a motion-sensing virtual 3D interface for iOS devices, and 3D "hyper-reality" displays.

It's possible that Apple could use Metaio's AR creation tools to introduce unique features to Maps and other apps. A 2014 rumor suggested Apple was considering adding augmented reality features to Maps, and a more recent rumor points towards Apple's work on a "Browse Around Me" feature for iOS 9 that includes an augmented reality view.

Recent rumors have suggested that Apple has a small team working on augmented reality projects at its Cupertino headquarters, but it remains unclear exactly when we'll see Apple incorporating AR and VR features into its products.mf.gif


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Find your Device Account Number for Apple Pay

Yesterday, 09:15 PM

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If a retailer asks for the last four digits of your credit card, but you’ve used Apple Pay, you might be out of luck if you use the actual digits off your plastic rectangle. Every time you give a retailermf.gif


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