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It's not just you: Apple's software is buggier than it used to be — here's how they fix it

Apple has a plan to fight iOS bugs.Image: dustin drankoski/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-02-13 00:48:16 UTC Apple might finally be ready to take the many bugs that’ve been plaguing iOS more seriously. The company is making a major change to how it approaches software updates that will emphasize reliability and stability over speed, according to a new report in Bloomberg. Bloomberg wrote that Apple’s software head Craig Federighi told engineers last

FriendO, a quiz app with NSFW questions, goes viral with teens

Image: composite/friendo app By Karissa Bell2017-11-21 00:48:04 UTC There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh. Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” to find out who their “real friends” are — and teens are going crazy for it. Sort of like a non-anonymous version of tbh, which Facebook acquired last month, FriendO has been climbing up the App Store

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status

WhatsApp’s text-only statusesImage: whatsapp By Karissa Bell2017-08-21 23:06:57 UTC WhatsApp’s Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature. Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts. The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot like Facebook’s colorful status updates: write a snippet of text, pick a background color, and customize the font. You can also link out

How Google is trying to fix Android's emoji problem

Android emoji as seen on Samsung devices.Image: Emojipedia By Karissa Bell2017-07-25 01:00:36 UTC Android has an emoji problem. No, it’s not those weird blobs (RIP), but something that’s been nearly as tricky to fix. Because of Android handset makers’ inconsistent updates, not only do many Android users not get new software updates in a timely manner, they don’t get new emoji at the same time as their iPhone-using counterparts. While

First look at ARKit, Apple's big jump into augmented reality

Image: karissa bell/mashable By Karissa Bell2017-06-06 00:27:08 UTC Apple just jumped head-first into augmented reality. Following months of speculation about what exactly the nature of its ambitions for augmented reality are, the company announced it’s building an AR platform directly into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a suite of tools to make dedicated augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads. Like other new iOS

Everything you need to know about Intel's scary security flaw

Image: Shutterstock / Dan74 By Karissa Bell2017-05-09 00:14:26 UTC Last week, Intel revealed that a serious security flaw in some of its chips left potentially thousands of devices vulnerable to attackers. Then, security researchers revealed the problem was way worse than anyone initially thought as the vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely “hijack” affected machines. It’s still not clear just how many devices are impacted as Intel has’t said, but