All posts tagged: bug

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 189 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 189 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ 189 includes fixes and updates for CSS, HTML, SVG, Web API, Web Inspector, WebAuthn, WebGL, and WebRTC. The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is compatible with machines running macOS Ventura and macOS Sonoma, the latest version of macOS that Apple released in September 2023. The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences or System Settings to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website. Apple’s aim with ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download. Popular Stories iOS 17.4 Will Add These …

ChatGPT meltdown: Users puzzled by bizarre gibberish bug

ChatGPT meltdown: Users puzzled by bizarre gibberish bug

ChatGPT hallucinates. We all know this already. But on Tuesday it seemed like someone slipped on a banana peel at OpenAI headquarters and switched on a fun new experimental chatbot called the Synonym Scrambler.  Tweet may have been deleted Actually, ChatGPT was freaking out in many ways yesterday, but one recurring theme was that it would be prompted with a normal question — typically something involving the tech business or the user’s job — and respond with something flowery to the point of unintelligibility. For instance, according to an X post by architect Sean McGuire, the chatbot advised him at one point to ensure that “sesquipedalian safes are cross-keyed and the consul’s cry from the crow’s nest is met by beatine and wary hares a’twist and at winch in the willow.” Tweet may have been deleted These are words, but ChatGPT seems to have been writing in an extreme version of that style where a ninth grader abuses their thesaurus privileges. “Beatine” is a particularly telling example. I checked the full Oxford English Dictionary and it’s …

Mac Audio Balance Bug That Apple Knew About 12 Years Ago Still Exists

Mac Audio Balance Bug That Apple Knew About 12 Years Ago Still Exists

Apple has still not fixed a bug in macOS that causes the audio balance to drift on Macs under certain conditions, despite having acknowledged the issue almost 12 years ago. A developer named Fabian highlighted the problem today in a post on X (formerly Twitter), claiming that Apple “still has not fixed the audio left/right balance bug in macOS. I still have to use an app to fix it automatically. The app is from 2015, that means we are approaching the 10 year anniversary [of the bug].” Balance Lock is the app in question, a free download available from Tunabelly Software. The bug’s continuing existence was corroborated by other users who responded to the X post and commented on it over on Hacker News. However, it seems as though the issue has persisted for even longer than Fabian initially supposed. Writing in 2013 on Stack Exchange, one user claimed to have experienced the same bug on multiple Macs going back to 2003. Whether or not that is the case, what we do know is that …

Bugcrowd snaps up 2M for a ‘bug bounty’ security platform that taps 500K+ hackers

Bugcrowd snaps up $102M for a ‘bug bounty’ security platform that taps 500K+ hackers

Bugcrowd — the startup that taps into a database of half a million hackers to help organizations like OpenAI and the U.S. government set up and run bug bounty programs, cash rewards to freelancers who can identify bugs and vulnerabilities in their code — has picked up a big cash award of its own to grow its business further: an equity round of $102 million. General Catalyst is leading the investment, with previous backers Rally Ventures and Costanoa Ventures also participating. Bugcrowd has raised over $180 million to date, and while valuation is not being disclosed, CEO Dave Gerry said in an interview it is “significantly up” on its last round back in 2020, a $30 million Series D. As a point of comparison, one of the startup’s bigger competitors, HackerOne, was last valued at $829 million in 2022, according to PitchBook data. The plan will be to use the funding to expand operations in the U.S. and beyond, including potentially M&A, and to build more functionality into its platform, which — in addition to …

Apple Releases macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 With Fix for Text Overlapping Bug

Apple Releases macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 With Fix for Text Overlapping Bug

Apple today released macOS Sonoma 14.3.1, a minor update to the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ operating system that came out last September. ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.3.1 comes a few weeks after the release of macOS Sonoma 14.3. The ‌‌‌‌macOS Sonoma‌‌ 14.3‌.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings. Today’s update addresses a frustrating ‌macOS Sonoma‌ bug that could cause text to get randomly replaced while typing. There have been multiple complaints about the issue, which affected web pages and apps like Mail and Messages. The problem has persisted for several months, and has been an issue through multiple versions of Sonoma. Popular Stories Apple Releasing iOS 17.4 in March With These New Features and Changes Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, SharePlay for the HomePod, and new emoji. The update also includes …

Apple Releases watchOS 10.3.1 With Bug Fixes

Apple Releases watchOS 10.3.1 With Bug Fixes

Apple today released watchOS 10.3.1, a minor update to the watchOS 10 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 10.3.1 comes a few weeks after the launch of watchOS 10.3, an update that brought a new watch face. ‌‌watchOS 10‌‌‌.3.1 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on an iPhone running iOS 17 or later by opening it up and going to General & Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery and it needs to be placed on a charger. According to Apple’s release notes, the watchOS 10.3.1 update adds unspecified “improvements and bug fixes.” Popular Stories Apple Releasing iOS 17.4 in March With These New Features and Changes Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, SharePlay for the HomePod, and new emoji. The update also …

Apple Releases iOS 17.3.1 With Fix for Text Bug

Apple Releases iOS 17.3.1 With Fix for Text Bug

Apple today released iOS 17.3.1 and iPadOS 17.3.1, minor updates for the iOS 17 and iPadOS operating systems that were released in September 2023. iOS 17.3.1 and iPadOS 17.3.1 comes a few weeks after Apple released iOS 17.3 with Stolen Device Protection. iOS 17.3.1 and iPadOS 17.3.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple’s release notes, the update includes a fix for a bug that could cause text to unexpectedly duplicate or overlap while typing. Popular Stories Apple Releasing iOS 17.4 in March With These New Features and Changes Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, SharePlay for the HomePod, and new emoji. The update also includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year. Apple’s pres… Apple Preparing iOS 17.3.1 Update for iPhone Apple …

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 188 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 188 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ 188 includes fixes and updates for Accessibility, Animations, Browser Changes, CSS, Forms, Loading, Lockdown Mode, Media, Rendering, Scrolling, Storage, SVG, Web API, Web Extensions, WebAuthn, WebGL, and WebRTC. The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is compatible with machines running macOS Ventura and macOS Sonoma, the latest version of macOS that Apple released in September 2023. The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences or System Settings to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website. Apple’s aim with ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a …

Bug means EA FC24 is going to get very Messi as EA apologizes for howler

Bug means EA FC24 is going to get very Messi as EA apologizes for howler

Electronic Arts has issued an apology to FC 24 players for the faulty challenge at the end of January that awarded a Lionel Messi Team of the Year Card to thousands of players, due to a bug in an SBC (Squad Builder Challenge). The challenge was live for just 24 minutes before it was pulled, but during those 24 minutes thousands of, mainly European, players packed the untradeable 86+ Messi card, as the odds of getting it were around 20-25% higher than it should have been. An official blog has now clarified that, after much mulling, players who got the card will get to keep it causing delight to those that did, and fury to those that didn’t, who now think it has unbalanced the whole Ultimate Team ecosystem, where players can spend real money, many times at least hundreds of dollars, in the hope of getting a pack of cards containing better players for their team. The blog states, “A SBC was released on 30th January at 10 am PST with an 86+ OVR …

Tesla recalls 200,000 cars due to camera bug, but it’s already fixed

Tesla recalls 200,000 cars due to camera bug, but it’s already fixed

Another day, another recall for Tesla, but it’s also another one of those recalls which don’t really require the customers to do anything besides update their car’s software. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla is recalling up to 199,575 Model S, Model X, and Model Y vehicles. In particular, these are 2023 models equipped with Tesla’s Full Self Driving (FSD) 4.0 system, and running software versions 2023.44.30 through 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk confirms: Tesla to build new, cheap model in 2025 The culprit is a software instability that could prevent the rearview camera image from displaying, which can be quite an inconvenience. “If the condition is present, the rearview camera display will appear blank when the vehicle is shifted to Reverse,” the NHTSA’s Safety Recall Report says. “Unavailability of the rearview camera display upon starting a backing event may affect the driver’s rear visibility and increase the risk of a collision.” The NHTSA says, however, that Tesla has already released a free software update that fixes the issue. …