YouTube’s battery drain problem on iOS devices is now fixed

Google confirms it has now addressed an issue that caused the YouTube app to drain the battery excessively when running on iOS devices, even when the app was idle in the background. In some cases, use

Crunch Report | Sprint Takes 33% Stake in Tidal

Sprint takes a 33% stake in Tidal, The SEC is investigating Yahoo, a study from Cambridge on vaccinating fake news, Apple fixes more MacBook Pro bugs and a big Snapchat redesign hits iOS. All this on

New version of iTunes addresses the music deletion issue

Apple rolled out a new version of iTunes this week which introduced an updated design, including modified navigation and the return of the left sidebar. However, under the hood, the new software also

Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

DJI, the maker of the drone which crashed on the White House lawn last month, is rolling back the software update that was designed to prevent flights over much of Washington D.C., citing “a s

Biorobotic Roaches Can Use Microphones To Search Rubble For Survivors

Another day, another insectobot connected to a small, audio-sensing cyborg harness. Two researchers at the North Carolina State University, Dr. Alper Bozkurt and Matt Shipman, have mounted a small cir

Bugsnag, The Error-Reporting Platform Used By LinkedIn And Others, Raises $1.4M Seed Round

Crash detection and reporting are tough but important problems to solve, as companies look to increase the stability and reliability of their online and mobile applications. One newer startup taking o

Crittercism Lands $12M From Google Ventures & More To Help Mobile Developers Monitor App, Network Performance

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.crittercism.com/">Crittercism</a>, the San Francisco-based makers of a performance management and error monitoring system for app developers, announced today that

Pobody's Nerfect: Call Of Duty Developer Says It's Impossible To Ship Bug-Free Games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/codbugs.jpg" />What do fans of <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/call-of-duty-black-ops/">Call of Duty: Black Ops</a> and <a HREF="h

Today's lesson: Know your opponent

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/225px-Rasmus_Lerdorf_cropped.jpg" alt="225px-Rasmus_Lerdorf_cropped" title="225px-Rasmus_Lerdorf_cropped" />I'm a big believer in open so

Smartphones are buggy – deal with it, says RIM CEO

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bb-storm-fail1.jpg" />Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research in Motion, has admitted that they just barely got the Blackberry Storm out by Bla

MobileMe syncing issues fixed, mail restored for the unlucky 1%

If you’re been part of the 1% of MobileMe subscribers unable to actually use their MobileMe accounts, the MobileMe Status blog has good news for you. From a post made yesterday morning: “W

Quarter-century-old BSD bug identified, squashed

So an OpenBSD developer got an email the other day saying SAMBA was having trouble talking to a DOS file system. The developer thought it was a problem with SAMBA until he found that there was a worka

Leap Year Babies, we salute you

After reading this article from The Register, it’s become blatantly apparent to me that leap year babies are A) mad as hell and B) not going to take it any more. I was born on the first day of F

Frequency from Nintendo Wii attracts cockroaches?

This is a new one. Apparently the Nintendo Wii gives off a frequency that attracts cockroaches. This information comes from Japanese web site Barks and has been reported by The Register. Is it true? I

68 iPhone Bugs That You Can Try at Home

Who wants fully reproducible (à la the scientific method) iPhone bugs? Who wants 68 of them? The bugs range from the serious to the “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature!” None of t

Great Outdoors: Bugz-B-Gone

It’s that time of year again. You know, that magical few months when it’s hot as sin and a single step outside means exposing yourself to yellow fever. If there’s anything we pasty-f

Apple Says Don't Buy From iTMS, World In Shock

Call my title a tad-bit deceiving, but it is true. Apple is telling iPod owners not to buy audiobooks from the iTunes Music Store. The reason? A glitch in audiobooks being sold on iTMS is not letting

BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You'll See Today

PT over at MAKE has a great post on BlinkyBugs. These electronic critters are made up of LEDs, a watch battery, and a little coper tubing. You can really get creative and add pipe cleaners for that &#

Ants Quite Literally In Your Pants

Dear Mom and Dad, I’m 12 years old now, and since it’s been two years since Blacky got hit by a car (god rest his soul in doggy heaven) I thought now might be a good time to start anew wit

Buy An Apple Display, Get Tiny Bugs Inside It

Looks like for a limited time only you’ll be able to purchase an Apple-made LCD display with bugs in it. Or at least that was the case for one gentleman who discovered little, tiny critters inside t
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