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New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]

A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent to a person via iMessage or SMS to crash an iPhone and cause the Messages app to crash after being opened. The bug, which requires a specific string of symbols and Arabic characters to be sent, was first noticed …

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Point Stance: What Is Adrian Peterson's End Game?

<b>1. Peterson skipping OTAs</b><p>Can anyone explain what exactly Adrian Peterson is doing?<p>I am being told by a league source the same thing that others have been told: that he won't necessarily skip the entirety of the Vikings' volunteer workouts. He will show up at some point. Not definitely but most …

Korean Messaging Service Kakao Gets Ready For A $2 Billion IPO

Korean messaging leader Kakao is negotiating with Morgan Stanley and Samsung Securities Co. to file for an IPO in Korea, according to the WSJ. The seven-year-old company is mostly known for its dominant messaging app, KakaoTalk. 133 million people are using the app. It is also the primary platform …

You Won’t Believe What This Free App Can Teach You In Less Than an Hour

While all of us aren’t destined to get our heads buried deep in lines of programming languages, chances are that most of us, and especially our children, will benefit from knowing the basics of how the most ubiquitous devices in our world operate.<p>Despite the current backlash against the “coding for …

Tablet sales are on a tear, while desktop swoon continues

If you thought the tablet growth spurt might be fading you should think again. The latest numbers from Gartner(s it) show tablet sales skyrocketing …

Evernote two-step verification now available to all

Evernote's been rolling out two-step verification over the course of some months now, making the feature available to its Premium and Business users way back in late-May, a few months after having its database hacked. Now the company's ready to offer the added security up to the rest of us, making …

Digital Ads Will Be 22% Of All U.S. Ad Spend In 2013, Mobile Ads 3.7%; Total Global Ad Spend In 2013 $503B

Global ad spend in 2013 will see steady growth of 3.5% to reach $503 billion by the end of the year, and the amount going into internet advertising will continue to get larger, according to figures out today from Publicis-owned ad agency ZenithOptimedia. In the U.S. — disporportionately the largest …

Dropbox update adds screenshot sharing and one-click import for iPhoto libraries

Dropbox will now upload any and all screenshots you take on PC or Mac to the cloud for immediate sharing. It's an extremely simple but long-awaited feature that, in lieu of official support, has largely been handled by third-party apps like puush — until today. But now you can do away with the …

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

1-click this: Amazon lets you buy real things via any Android app

Your favorite dessert app just surfaced a sure-fire cronut recipe, but your in-laws never returned your trusty mixer. If you got that app via Amazon, though, you may be able to quickly purchase a new appliance within the app while you're still thinking about it.<p>Sorry, it probably can't help you …

Chromecast Gets An iOS Setup App, Reminding Us Google Doesn’t Care What Platform You Use It With

Google is doing a good job of trying to make Chromecast have a degree of cross-platform appeal that AirPlay can’t offer; today, it’s launching an iOS app for managing the Chromecast device’s settings, and for setting it up in the first place, so that you can more easily use the $35 streaming player …

Mobile Web Add-On Brow.si Raises $1M, Partners With PrestaShop To Help M-Commerce Stick

MySiteApp, the Israeli startup behind mobile website add-on Brow.si, has raised a further $1 million from existing investors thetime and a number of U.S./Israel-based angels, bringing the total backing for the company to $3.2 million. The additional funding will be used to help the company double …

Facebook introduces shared photo albums you can build with friends

Facebook has introduced a new feature that allows multiple contributors to build a single photo album. Up to 50 friends can collaborate on an album, …

Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

The fabled Apple television set is still a fable, lo these many years after it first was whispered into the waiting ear of an analyst or blogger, but today Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) which could renew interest in rumors of Apple’s television plans, since it describes an …

Google Solves Android Fragmentation with Stock Apps in the Play Store

For some, Android version 4.3 was a little underwhelming. At a somewhat dry, technical level there were some interesting additions; restricted profiles helped families keep track of the apps and content their children can access; support for OpenGL ES 3.0 brought higher fidelity lens flares, …

Government Officials Seem Cautiously Optimistic iOS 7’s ‘Activation Lock’ Will Help Battle Mobile Device Thefts

- Jun 11, 2013<p>Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi showed off quite a few new features of iOS 7 yesterday during the …

Apple’s Declaration of Values: Simplify, Perfect, Delight

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred …

eBay Now revamps iPhone app, plans to launch dedicated Android app 'in coming weeks'

eBay Now is only available in a handful of cities, but if you happen to live in one of those locales, using the same-day delivery service just got a bit easier. The company today released a redesigned, iPhone 5-ready iOS app, and announced plans to roll out a dedicated Android app "in the coming …

Amazon Just Made A Key Step To Dominate The Grocery Delivery Market

The online retailer has offered the same-day service in its home city of Seattle since 2007 and is now breaking further into the historically difficult online grocery market, the Los Angeles Times reports.<p>The company officially started grocery delivery to select Los Angeles ZIP Codes on Monday, …

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Incredible App Store Revenues

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Apple announced at its big WWDC keynote yesterday that it has paid out $10 billion to developers since its App Store for the iPhone …

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RunKeeper for iOS gets new social feed and leaderboard

The fitness app RunKeeper already lets you check stats on your smartwatch, but what is activity tracking without a public shaming social component? Starting today, the iOS version of the app includes a new feed for viewing your friends' logged workouts along with your own, complete with the ability …

WTF Is Waze And Why Did Google Just Pay A Billion+ For It?

The tech industry has seen its fair share of acquisition whoppers lately, with Salesforce acquiring ExactTarget for $2.5 billion this month, and Yahoo putting the icing on its acquisition spree by snatching up Tumblr for $1.1 billion. But the news today that Google is buying popular iOS map and …

iOS 7: The Best Features Coming to Apple's Made-Over Software

Your iPhone and iPad might never look the same come this fall.<p>No, we don't know what the next versions of the iPad and iPhone hardware will look …

Google confirms it is acquiring Waze to add real-time social data to its maps

After widespread rumors that the two were close to a deal, Google (s goog) has confirmed on its official blog that it is acquiring Waze, a real-time …

Three months from today, Google Play will have more total app downloads than Apple

Windows Phone to own 12 percent of smartphone market by 2017

Microsoft's Windows Phone will account for 12.7 percent of all global smartphone shipments in another four years, Canalys said in a forecast released Tuesday.<p>The growth from just 2.4 percent in 2012 means that Windows Phone will capture third place among all smartphone platforms in 2017, just …

Report: A New iPad Mini Will Come Out For The Holidays

According to the sometimes accurate Taiwanese tech site DigiTimes, Apple is coming out with a new, re-designed big iPad during the third quarter of this year and a new iPad Mini for the holiday shopping season.<p>We've read here and there that the new big iPad will look more like an iPad Mini and the …

Zynga Reaps What They've Digitally Sown

I won’t say I’m happy about Zynga’s recent move to shutter many of its studios and lay off nearly 20% of its workforce. Though I might say, “I told you so.”<p>What we witnessed yesterday, as the announcement was made and Zynga’s stock took a dive, was yet another disaster in a series of perfectly …