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Apple Says It Will Fix iOS 6.1 Lockscreen Bug In Future Update

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Earlier today we told you about a lockscreen bug in iOS 6.1 that allows someone to get past your passcode and into your contacts and photos. The process of replicating the bug is pretty tedious, but it’s still a nasty security bug Apple needs to fix.

The good news is that Apple is aware of the lockscreen flaw, and the company has confirmed that it will be fixed in a future iOS update.

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iOS 6.1 Bug Allows Passcode Lock To Be Bypassed On iPhone [Video]

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A bug in Apple’s iOS 6.1 operating system allows the passcode lock to by bypassed on the iPhone. Using a simple series of taps and button presses, a user can gain access to your handset’s Phone app, which then lets them view your contacts, check your voicemail, and see your photos. Check out the video below.

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Strange Bug Causes Google Now To Randomly ‘Praise The iPad’ [Video]

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This is one Google Now bug that Google won’t be too happy about: a glitch that causes the service to randomly “praise the iPad” when a user performs certain voice searches. Google Now reads out its response, but adds “he now praises the iPad” to the end of it. Check out the video below.

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Why Apple’s Do Not Disturb Feature Won’t Work Properly Until January 7

Do Not Disturb on. Even when you don't want it to be.

Do Not Disturb on. Even when you don’t want it to be.

As I’m sure you’re already aware by now, the Do Not Disturb feature Apple debuted with iOS 6 stopped working as it should on Tuesday as the world turned over into 2013. While it has no problem activating itself when it’s told to, it doesn’t understand when it should shut off, meaning users must do it manually or they’ll miss their notifications.

Apple’s promised that the feature will automatically fix itself on January 7, but why did it stop working in the first place? And why will it suddenly start working as it should on Monday? Well, it seems Apple has trouble when it comes to date and time handling.

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Apple’s New iPhone 5 Ad Showcases Do Not Disturb… The Day After It Stops Working [Video]

Apple’s New iPhone 5 Ad Showcases Do Not Disturb… The Day After It Stops Working [Video]

Do Not Disturb on. Even when you don’t want it to be.

Apple has posted a brand new iPhone 5 ad to YouTube called “Dream.” Featuring tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, it humorously promotes the Do Not Disturb feature that Apple introduced with iOS 6. However, Apple could have picked a better time to publish it. The clip comes a day after iPhones switched over to 2013 and the Do Not Disturb feature stopped working properly.

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Apple Issues Second Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update To Address Password Bug On New Macs

Apple Issues Second Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update To Address Password Bug On New Macs

Apple today released its second supplemental update to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Supplemental Update 2.0 addresses a bug in OS X’s Keychain, the database that stores saved passwords and logins.

We received a couple tips yesterday about 2012 Macs being unable to update to 10.8.2 due to a password-related bug. It appears that today’s update resolves that issue.

“This update addresses an issue with Keychain that can affect 2012 Mac systems,” according to Apple. If you bought a new Mac this year, then grab this 27MB update now in the Mac App Store.

Stainless Games Fixes Carmageddon’s Save Game Bug

Stainless Games Fixes Carmageddon’s Save Game Bug

Install Carmageddon’s latest update to ensure your progress isn’t lost the next time you play.

Stainless Games brought the 1997 classic that is Carmageddon to the App Store last week, but its launch was marred by a nasty save game bug that was capable of wiping all the progress you had made in the game.

Thankfully, the company has now issued an update that fixes the problem.

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Beware: Carmageddon Save Bug Could Wipe All Your Progress

Beware: Carmageddon Save Bug Could Wipe All Your Progress

Follow the walkaround below to ensure your Carmageddon progress isn’t lost.

Earlier this week, Stainless Games brought the 1997 reckless driving sensation that is Carmageddon to iOS, and I haven’t been able to put it down since — it’s as good today as it was 15 years ago on the Dreamcast. However, it does have one issue holding it back: a save game bug that could wipe all your progress.

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Another Thing That Apple Needs To Fix In iOS 6 Maps: Overlapping Streets

Another Thing That Apple Needs To Fix In iOS 6 Maps: Overlapping Streets

Yikes.

By now you’ve heard about the many problems with Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6. It can be unreliable and just flat out wrong pretty often, and many well-known locations are either missing or severely misplaced. Maps will get better over time, but Apple has a lot of work to do.

David Bonnefoy upgraded to iOS 6 on his iPhone and noticed many of the same issues that have been reported on for weeks. There were also several points of interest that were misplaced due to overlapping streets.

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Aperture Bug Means That You Can’t Strip Location Data From Individual Pics

Aperture Bug Means That You Can’t Strip Location Data From Individual Pics

Modern cameras include GPS data in photos, and software like iPhoto and Aperture uses this data to provide location info for features like Places. Not only are many people unaware that GPS data is included in the pics they’re taking, but uploading these pics online means that the world knows exactly when and where they were taken.

Apple’s professional photo Mac software, Aperture, is supposed to let you strip location data from your pics before you share them from the app. The problem is that the feature doesn’t exactly work in the current version of Aperture.

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