Rare iOS bug can cause text messages to crash your iPhone

CNET – A quirky bug in Apple’s iOS can crash and reboot your iPhone if you receive a certain text message. First revealed by a Reddit user on Tuesday, the bug works as follows: Someone texts you a message with a specific string of Arabic characters. If your iPhone is locked, and you receive a notification of the new text, iMessage crashes and your… Read the rest

Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

CNN Money - A “sophisticated” organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.  Until the IRS discovered this latest data leak, its website provided a service called “Get Transcript.” It’s an easy way to download seve… Read the rest

Instagram is trying to lure back users with ‘highlights’ emails

MASHABLE - Instagram is reportedly getting ready to spam you with email blasts. If you’re not continuously checking the photo-sharing platform throughout the day, Instagram is experimenting with a way to show you what you’ve missed to entice you back onto the platform. Similar to strategies previously embraced by Twitter and Instagram&… Read the rest

The Social Media Success of Red Nose Day

Walker Sands Communications - There’s no doubt that last night’s star-studded Red Nose Day benefit made headlines, as well as huge strides in fundraising for children in poverty. Social media was a significant element of the campaign. Using Wayin to measure the social media statistics, in the last 24 hours: Of the 46,324 authors talking about Red Nose Day… Read the rest

Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

TECHCRUNCH - Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new service that, due to the  number of requests Google… Read the rest

How is Social Media Used in Business Globally?

The incredible reach of social media throughout the world is probably not one of the aspects of the internet’s development you would have thought of ten years ago. The rise and rise of the mobile phone industry, leading to smartphones and now tablets, means you can keep in contact with whomever you want, whenever you want and wherever you are. It’… Read the rest

Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

TechCrunch – Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs. To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the sensors on your phone to detect the pa… Read the rest