Use a Western Digital external hard drive? You might want to be careful before you hook it up to your Mac if it's running OX X Mavericks. As MacRumors reports, forum threads at Western Digital and on Apple's own Support Communities site have been abuzz with the news that users are losing their data after connecting their WD external drive to a machine running Mavericks.
Enjoy using Google Chrome's "Incognito" search option for private web browsing? You might want to clear your history if you've been hanging around sensitive sites as of late. According to TechCrunch, development and design firm Parallax discovered that Incognito mode doesn't completely hide your searches when used on the Chrome app for iOS 7, as anyone who uses the standard search page will be able to see your history.
As two-factor authentication becomes more widespread, users start relying more on apps like Google Authenticator, which thankfully received a much-needed facelift — and, less thankfully, one show-stopping bug.
If you're using the current versions of Mac OS X and iOS, you might want to be on the lookout for a random string of nonsensical Arabic characters that'll crash your browser or app--that is, if you even have a chance to see it in the first place. Since the bug is based on Apple's CoreText API for rendering text, it crashes any application that happens to be displaying it.
It's bad enough when Facebook's official policies cause concerns about privacy; it's worse when undiscovered bugs in the gigantic social network start revealing your data to other users. And that's apparently what's been happening, as this afternoon Facebook confirmed that a bug that disclosed private contact information had affected around six million users over the last year. It has since been removed.
Although late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs touted iCloud as seamless and simple when it was first introduced in 2011, developers have found that's not quite the case on their end, and they're lashing out as a result.
Aside from the iOS 6 jailbreak yesterday, Monday was generally what we in the biz refer to as a "slow news day" -- a good time to soak in some smaller stories that might otherwise have fallen between the seat cushions of rumors and bigger stories making headlines across the tech community. Won't you sit back and enjoy a handful of those crumbs with us now…?
No matter how large or small a software company is, there are bound to be bugs sooner or later -- and with popular image editing software such as Pixelmator, that's exactly what happened with the latest version.
Could Apple have actually known about the deficiencies in the new iOS 6 Maps app well ahead of its launch? That's what six developers are claiming in a new report detailing how faults in Maps were called out months before its release.