Apple released iOS 8.0.1. It had bugs. In fact, it had some really nasty bugs. Many people who downloaded the upgrade developed a facial tic, a loss of balance, interrupted mail service, an allergic reaction to fava beans, and an unexplained rash on their upper thighs.
Apple quickly withdrew the update, and posted a workaround for the bugs. Apple has since released iOS 8.0.2. You may experience mild nausea when watching The View. Those two facts may not be related.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will bend. This is particularly disturbing to people who think inconvenient laws of physics should be repealed.
If you have any understanding of material structure and strength you’ll know that when stressed, materials that bend are considered stronger than materials that do not. Materials that do not bend under stress break.
Let me put this another way ––
If you put an expensive piece of electronics in the back pocket of a tight pair of jeans and then sit on it, two things are probably true, and one thing is certainly true.
Probably: You hope the device still works as designed after you’ve sat on it repeatedly in the back pocket of your tight jeans.
Probably: The device will be more likely to work as designed after bending than it would be after breaking.
Certainly: You have proven you are stupid enough to put an expensive piece of electronics in the back pocket of a tight pair of jeans and sit on it.
Shellshock is in the wild. It’s an exploit of a Unix shell (BASH) that was recently discovered by people who really, really need Mac users to start to give a shit about computer security, because, let’s face it, we smug bastards just sitting here without any anti-virus software and without having to monitor our firewalls continuously or install updates and patches every couple of weeks for the latest attack vectors are pissing them off.
I just found out (surprise, surprise) that this particular attack only works if you’re an advanced Unix user and you have your OS X system set up to allow you to do advanced Unix stuff.
When I first got OS X on my G4 Sawtooth tower in, like, 2002, I bought Unix for Dummies. It proved to be an apt book title. After a few hours of playing with Unix on my fine, shiny Mac, I rendered it so completely useless that when I took it to the shop, they said they almost had to reformat my hard drive. So advanced Unix is not something I’ll be doing.
I’m off the hook.
Whew. I was thinking about getting worried eventually, because, well, damn.