Apple has another iOS update problem on its hands while Facebook continues to receive complaints. These are just two of the stories on our daily look at what’s going on in the world of technology.
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Another bad iOS update?
Apple’s latest iOS 9.3.2 update appears to be bricking some iPads. The update, which went through four rounds of developer testing, was released to the public on Monday.
As noted by Forbes:
“When affected devices install iOS 9.3.2 and restart users are presented with an ‘Error 56’ code which tells them to connect to iTunes. The problem is connecting to iTunes does nothing, the device is locked, and forced reboots only return it the same state.
As for the error code itself, according to Apple’s code guide, Error 56 is loosely described as a “hardware issue”, which doesn’t sound like a credible explanation.”
This isn’t the first time an iOS update has caused problems. Last winter, some iPad users had problems with iOS 9.3, which required an eventual fix.
Cupertino has yet to address the latest issue.
Fitbit Blaze versus Apple Watch
Fitbit is still No. 1
The Apple Watch remains the top-selling smartwatch on the planet. However, in the broader wearables market, Fitbit remains the company to beat.
As explained by The New York Post, about 1.5 million Apple Watches were shipped between January and March. This gave the smartwatch 46 percent of the market. By contrast, Fitbit sold 4.8 million wearables over the same period. This resulted is an overall market share of 24.5 percent for Fitbit, versus Apple’s 7.5 percent.
The second-generation Apple Watch is expected to launch this fall.
Should Facebook have censored this image?
Facebook is already in hot water with conservatives, who believe that the social network is discounting right-of-center posts under its “Trending Topics” section. Facebook’s practice of removing photographs it deems are inappropriate is also being criticized.
Facebook has removed the photograph below many times since November 2014 because it breaks the company’s nudity rule.
In 2014, Heather Whitten’s son Fox became violently ill with salmonella. Her husband Thomas took the boy into the shower to clean him up and calm him down. The photo shows that moment.
Why has the photo been banned numerous times since November 2014?
As attn: explains,
“Facebook’s community standards nudity rule states that the platform removes ‘photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks’ and restricts ‘some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.’ Facebook states that it allows ‘photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.'”
What do you think? Should photos like this be allowed on Facebook?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with conservatives leaders on Wednesday.
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