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Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

By Josh Wolford April 15, 2015

According to Apple, a bug is behind some decidedly anti-gay answers expressed by the Russian version of Siri. Earlier this week, a video called “In Soviet Russia Siri questions you” went viral. In the video, a man named Alex demonstrated …

Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows
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Just a friendly warning here, guys. If you use Google’s Chrome app on iOS 7, you might want to pay attention. The current version of the app has a bug that pretty much renders Incognito mode useless. The Parall.ax blog …

Grand Theft Auto Online Servers Hit By Heavy Traffic Grand Theft Auto Online Servers Hit By Heavy Traffic

Many recently released AAA game titles, like Aliens: Colonial Marines or TOTAL WAR: Rome II, have been launched only for players to discover that some advertised features seem distorted, broken, or poorly implemented. GTA V proves to be no exception, …

Creative, Slightly Disgusting Bug Spray Ad Glues Pests to a Billboard Creative, Slightly Disgusting Bug Spray Ad Glues Pests to a Billboard

How do you get people talking about your new brand of bug spray? For Orphea and their ad agency, all it took was a little creative thinking, a large billboard, and a sticky surface. All they had to do was …

17-Year Cicadas: Expect “Shovel-Loads” To Swarm 17-Year Cicadas: Expect “Shovel-Loads” To Swarm

Cicadas don’t bother some, but for many, the deafening buzzing that comes with their arrival can be a headache. Those people should prepare themselves, because scientists say that after 17 years of hibernation in the soil, a huge swarm of …

Google Is Fixing The December Bug In Android 4.2 Google Is Fixing The December Bug In Android 4.2

The latest mobile OS from Google – Android 4.2 – has been found to contain a few bugs that ruin the experience for some Nexus device users. The bugs seem to be specifically affecting those on the Nexus 7, Nexus …

Google Latitude Continues to Hobble Along, Website Down Google Latitude Continues to Hobble Along, Website Down

Two days after initial reports started appearing in a help forum that Google Latitude was performing about as well as a rocking horse at the Belmont Stakes, it appears that the service is still buggy for several users. The problem …

Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some
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Following up on yesterday’s reported outage of Google Latitude, Google+ Community Manager Jade Wang posted an update in the Google Maps help forum about the Latitude problem: We recently noticed a bug in Google Maps for Android 6.8 that affected …

Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem
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According to user reports in the Google Maps help forum, Google Latitude, the real-time location app that lets you tell people where you are in this great big world, is currently down. The first report of the outage was posted …

Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos Made With Insects
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Many of us can’t fathom a day without coffee making an appearance, but some of us crave something a little sweeter. Like a Strawberry Frappuccino, for instance. They’re pretty popular at Starbucks. So popular, in fact, that you may be …

Facebook: Bug Fixes And Upcoming Changes Facebook: Bug Fixes And Upcoming Changes

Facebook loves developers, they even created a weekly feature out of it called, “Operation Developer Love.” While most of it is just a recap of the previous week’s developer features for Facebook, it does sometimes contain juicy nuggets of information …

A Trending Topic on Twitter with No Results
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Despite Twitter’s rapidly growing popularity, the service is quite known for downtime, and random bugs. In fact, the Twitter Status Blog usually does its best to keep the public informed about known bugs, but I have not seen mention of this yet.

While taking a look at the top trending topics on Twitter this morning, one of them (#inappropriatemovies)is giving me "no results" when I click on it. How can it be a trending topic if there are no results?

Twitter Bug Torches Follower Lists
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A slew of Twitter users posted this morning the disappearance of significant portions of followers and followees from their accounts. Has Twitter lost swaths of user data? Or is it the side effect of ousting "aggressive followers," who Twitter equates with spammers? Are followers worth much?

Adobe Announces Flash Player 9 Update

Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Flash Player 9 Update 3(version number 9.0.115.0), previously code named Moviestar.

Bug Alert: Google News Not Refreshing

By its very definition, “news” involves recent events or occurrences; as such, news sites tend to update themselves (or get updated) regularly.  Google News has been less than successful in this respect, though.

iPhone Could Be Playground For Attacks

The Metasploit Framework will have iPhone support soon. If that doesn’t mean much to you, consider that some people who use Metasploit for security research may use what they find for malicious purposes.

BostonNOW Works Out Bugs, Prints Blogs

It had a rough start, but BostonNOW, a newspaper that prints the words of some local bloggers, is at last up and running.  Or perhaps, to be more in character with BostonNOW’s Paul Revere logo, “up and riding” would be a more accurate description.