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Some people are exploiting the latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone via Twitter

  • Scott Applewhite BI.requireQueue.push({ requireFunc: function () { require( "src\/scripts\/utils\/contentProvider" )( {"providerName":"mi","providerUrl":"www.businessinsider.com\/ajax\/finanzenpost?isPost=true&symbols=AAPL,TWTR&author[]=Edoardo Maggio&vertical=sai&categories[]=apple&categories[]=twitter&categories[]=ios&categories[]=macos&categories[]=tech-uk&views=0","adEnabled":true,"wrapperClass":"markets-insider-post"}, window); }, priority : undefined }); There's an Apple software bug currently affecting iPhones, iPads, and Macs — and some pranksters are taking advantage of it.
  • The bug means a keyboard character from the Indian language Telugu can crash applications as soon as it shows up in a text field.
  • As Mashable first reported, a number of Twitter users are intentionally posting the Telugu character in hope that it will show up in some people's timelines, and crash their device whether they see it intentionally or by accident.
  • The bug is huge, not only because it concerns all of Apple's devices, but also because all versions of current operating systems are at risk.
  • The only safe version is iOS 11.3, which is currently in beta, and it's not clear when Apple plans to release it more broadly.

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Suspected Russian spy pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson

  • However, since the story broke, evidence of links between Russian agents and a very senior member of the current Conservative government have now emerged.
  • Over the weekend, bloggers dug up a now-deleted tweet sent by suspected Russian agent Sergey Nalobin, picturing him standing alongside what he described as his "good friend" the foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
  • Johnson's association with suspected Russian spies does not end there.
  • Last year a photo emerged of Johnson meeting with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic with alleged high-level links to the Putin regime.
  • Johnson initially denied meeting Mifsud, until photo evidence later emerged, after which his spokesperson said that he had never "knowingly" met him.
  • So what exactly are Johnson's connections to Russian agents and does his meeting with them throw his own judgement into question?

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Suspected Russian spy pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson

  • However, since the story broke, evidence of links between Russian agents and a very senior member of the current Conservative government have now emerged.
  • Over the weekend, bloggers dug up a now-deleted tweet sent by suspected Russian agent Sergey Nalobin, picturing him standing alongside what he described as his "good friend" the foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
  • Johnson's association with suspected Russian spies does not end there.
  • Last year a photo emerged of Johnson meeting with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic with alleged high-level links to the Putin regime.
  • Johnson initially denied meeting Mifsud, until photo evidence later emerged, after which his spokesperson said that he had never "knowingly" met him.
  • So what exactly are Johnson's connections to Russian agents and does his meeting with them throw his own judgement into question?

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Here's how your favorite websites and programs look on Samsung's new super-ultrawide monitor

  • Standard monitors these days typically have a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the relative proportion of their width to their height.
  • The CHG90 is the first monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio, which gives it a long and narrow design.
  • But since most of us use our computers for more than just playing games, we decided to see what other applications might look like on it.
  • Perhaps not surprisingly, we discovered that few sites, services, or apps have been designed to support such a wide screen.
  • In many cases, sites and services only displayed text or images in the center of the display, leaving lots of blank space on its left and right sides.
  • In other cases, sites or programs showed text or images primarily on the left side of the screen.
  • Such results made the CHG90 look essentially like three screens mashed together into one gargantuan display.

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13 car keys with a captivating design

  • Business Insider's Aaron Brown wrote a previous version of this article.
  • The waterproof wristband is optional, and runs for about $400.
  • The key also allows you to toggle the lights, control the climate, view your fuel range.
  • The key even allows you to park the car remotely.

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Apple's 'white ring' problem reflects a surprising lapse in quality control, but industrial design experts say it shouldn't be too hard to fix

  • But the problem is likely not very costly or time consuming to fix, giving Apple a good chance to salvage the sales prospects of the $350 speaker and to limit any lasting damage to its reputation.
  • It turns out that the silicone attached to the bottom of the HomePod reacts with oil-coated wood as a result of sound vibrations, leaving the distinct white footprint (yes, even if your HomePod is grey or black).
  • Apple confirmed the problem, first spotted by Wirecutter, and explained that the mark could "improve over several days after the speaker is removed from the wood surface." If it doesn't, Apple advised HomePod owners to sand and re-varnish.
  • Manufacturers of speakers or other stationary products understand the complexities of silicone on wood: Oils leave wood porous, while varnish seals it shut, and a product that sits on a shelf needs to account for both environments.

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Here's what it's like to fly business class on the Air India 787 Dreamliner — and for a low-ranking airline, it's pretty luxurious

  • Zach Honig is editor of The Points Guy.Zach Honig Air India might not be an obvious choice for a flight from New York to London — but when Zach Honig, editor of The Points Guy, spotted a one-way business class ticket for $1,226 (£870) he couldn't resist.
  • The airline doesn't even rank in the top 100 in the world, according to Skytrax, but Honig's recent experience was surprisingly good — luxurious even.
  • This time, he flew the Air India 787 Dreamliner, documented his trip in a blog post, and shared photos of the trip with Business Insider.
  • Scroll down to find out how Air India redeemed itself with this six-hour red eye business class flight from Newark, New York to London Heathrow.

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Nordstrom is having a huge sale on winter boots right now — here are the 16 best pairs to buy

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  • It also means that you can get winter and rain boots — which you'll need either now or this time next year — at a pretty unbeatable discount.
  • If you need a new pair of sturdy boots — for this winter or next — now is a great time to pick up your first choices for the price of your second or third.
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The best blood pressure monitors you can use at home

  • With the Omron Wellness app, you can wirelessly sync your blood pressure monitor to your smartphone, making it easy to chart and track your readings, email them to your doctor for review, or learn more about heart health and blood pressure issues.
  • The device automatically checks your blood pressure three times with a minute between readings, then averages the results, as recommended by the American Heart Association.
  • Simply fasten the cuff around your upper arm, (it fits arms from 8.7 to 16.5 inches in circumference, so is even suitable for many children) hold the display stick in your hand, push “Start,” and almost immediately, your blood pressure, pulse, and any irregular heartbeats that occurred during the reading are displayed on the easy-to-read screen.

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A Silicon Valley congressman says energy consumption from Bitcoin mining needs to be taxed

  • Dutch bank ING e stimates that a single transaction consumes enough electricity to power a home for weeks.
  • The expensive and energy-consuming verification process of transactions, otherwise known as mining, is meant to deter crime and fraud.
  • Because Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rose to prominence in 2017, research claims the total energy consumption from last year was more than the annual usage of 159 countries.
  • And all that power usage — and its effect on the environment — is catching attention on Capitol Hill.
  • In an interview with Business Insider, California Rep. Ro Khanna said that Bitcoin mining should be regulated in the same fashion as proposed carbon taxes.
  • And the need for regulation should not stop at the environmental effects of cryptocurrencies, according to Khanna, who said their are significant criminal aspects of the new technology.

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