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Why?

June 11

 

Here’s the nasty bug that has everyone complaining to Apple:

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effective.

Power

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗

Send that to someone with an iPhone it turns their phone off


Copy all above the line and text it to another iPhone and it will shut it off.

I wonder what other things we can control with this, rather than just “power off the device.”

Any ideas?

Edit 1: you don’t need that first line, plus i fixed it

edit 2: a list of things we discovered so far

  • it only seems to work if your phone is not on safe mode it always works
  • on a jailbroken phone it shoots you into safe mode…could means that it might be related to a Springboard vulnerability
  • it doesn’t work if the person you are sending is looking at your texts, they can be anywhere else on their iPhone

edit 3: something i’ve noticed, apple changes the api with every new ios, right? maybe it has something to do with that?

edit 4: what’s weird is I’m on iOS 8.1.2 and it crashes my phone as well, so this is not only on the latest OS

edit 5: we found out what it is. it is due to how the banner notifications process the Unicode text. The banner briefly attempts to present the incoming text and then “gives up” thus the crash creds to /u/sickestdancer98

edit 6: this also works with WhatsApp (aparently)

edit 7: Idea We could make an app with this notification called “Respring”, make it so it crashes the app so your at your homescreen, and then it sends you a notification with this text and your phone resprings!

April 25

The Apple Watch Sport’s Ion X glass has been put through a torture scratch test and we’ve seen it survive 15 minutes under water but now that Apple Watches are being shipped en masse, we’re going to see many full-on torture tests.  The first such test is from Cnet which takes it through some (admittedly unlikely) kitchen destruction scenarios.

The Apple Watch and its white band survived admirably through the gauntlet but you could tell this video was going to end with a broken watch and it finally broke when smashed with a iron skillet. OK, sure. Broken-apple-watch-shattered-gass

I don’t know about you guys but this test gives me a lot of confidence in the Apple Watch, particularly the drops, band stain resistance and waterproofing. Even this broken glass might be easily repairable as shown by iFixit yesterday. 

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…probably more the latter although with the way Craig Federighi talked about naming Mavericks you never know.

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Helpful when deciding which display to get, especially if you are nuts and do native and not Retina display.  via

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