Bugs and defects

Android 4.4.2 changelog confirms SMS vulnerability fix

Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Google surprised many by quickly following up Android 4.4.1 with Android 4.4.2. We surmised at the time that Google found a bug serious enough to stop deploying version 4.4.1 and replace it with 4.4.2 before resuming the rollout. This has now been confirmed through the Android 4.4.2 changelog that shows differences between the two versions. The KOT49H (4.4.2_r1) AOSP changelog […]

Apple to replace iPhone 5S with “manufacturing issue”

Apple iPhone 5S

Shortly after the launch of the Apple iPhone 5S, reports began to surface from users of longer than expected charging times and poor battery life. Apple has now confirmed that a “manufacturing issue” is causing such issues on a “very limited” number of devices. It is also addressing the matter by replacing affected phones. “We recently discovered a manufacturing issue […]

Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 upgrade available again along with fix

Microsoft Windows

Just a couple of days after releasing its Windows RT 8.1 upgrade for ARM-based devices, Microsoft pulled it following reports that it was resulting in bricked tablets. There is good news today as the update is once again available along with a fix for customers affected with bricked tablets. Microsoft also issued the following update statement: The update to Windows […]

Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from Windows Store

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft today pulled its Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store over installation issues reported by some users. First released two days ago, Microsoft provided little information about the specific issue that has led to this decision. It only provided the following statement: Windows RT 8.1 update Removed Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users […]