Thursday 21 February 2013

In Other News: 21/02/2013.

Image credit: 9to5Mac.
  •  Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers. This update, when released, will supposedly help fix the Maps application for Japan. The update will also rectify the lockscreen bypass bug and it is possible but not yet confirmed that the update will remove the exploit which has allowed jailbreaking lately!
    Via 9to5Mac.
  • The magic 100,000 signature limit has been hit for an official response from the White House to the DMCA protection of smartphone unlockers! This means the government will have to explain themselves and we'll see what happens from there!
    Via TheNextWeb.
  • The WallStreetJournal is reporting that touchscreen Chromebooks will be with us by the end of the year! Their wording is interesting; they said Google has 'developed' as opposed to is developing so it seems as though things are pretty ready to go, unless of course we're readying too much into it!
  • Sony's PS4 is 'still in development' according to their CEO. Interesting that they chose to show off some of the features and games for it yesterday though, perhaps that's why the tech world was slightly annoyed, Sony did heavily hint that we'd be seeing something special!
    Via AllThingsD.
  • Sony have also confirmed that there will not be a price drop for PS Vitas in the US like there was in Japan! Sorry guys!
    Via Slashgear.
And finally, there's an interesting bug which is starting to grow in fame on Samsung's Galaxy devices. Essentially Samsung's smart clipboard, as they like to call it, has a little bit of a problem when you get a lot of things copied onto it. We're talking like 20-30 pieces of text here, but it's random and may be a lot less or a lot more than that. Basically what happens is when you hit a certain point the phone either bricks, restarts, resets or bootloops. We're not too keen on any of those things happening to our devices and apparently Samsung is well aware of the matter, but just hasn't done anything since October last year. That's not very impressive at all! The full demo of what happens is embedded below!
Via LandofDroid.


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