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Firefox 4 beta 10 now available, fixes 500 bugs and nears completion

Just a few days after the release of beta 9, there is a new build to sink your teeth into. Beta 10 has no new features -- it simply squashes about 500 bugs, thus improving stability across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. The fix that halved Firefox's start-up time sadly didn't make it into the new beta build. If all goes to plan, beta 11 should be released in the next week, with the first...

Android text messaging bugs acknowledged, fixes in the works

Google has come out and officially acknowledged that Android has two SMS messaging problems, but that a fix is in the works. The bug, which can take two forms, essentially revolves around the miss co-ordination of contact-to-message linking. While the first issue -- opening a text message from one contact and getting an entirely different message being displayed -- is annoying, the second one --...

New Digg has tons of issues, Kevin Rose responds

Everyone knows that users hate change, so it's no surprise that the new version of Digg has got people up in arms. Despite new user registration for the site going way up since the launch of v.4, people have identified about a dozen separate issues with the new layout, from actual bugs to petty nitpicks. Digg's Kevin Rose addressed them in a new blog post, explaining the reasoning behind some...

Google now awards bug hunters up to $3133.7 for Chrome bugs

Mozilla has recently upped its bug bounty -- meaning that any critical security bug you found and disclosed to Mozilla could net you a cool $3000. Not to be outdone, Google has just announced that it will be awarding up to $3133.7 for critical bugs. This is not only $133.7 over what Mozilla offers, but also an obvious play on the word "elite" in h4x0r-speak. It's also a typical example of...

Amazing software tip: Pay free software developers to get stuff fixed!

If you've read my review of WriteMonkey, you know how much I love this simple-looking, yet very powerful, full-screen editor. In fact, I use WriteMonkey for all of my Download Squad posts. I find it much easier to focus when I have just my text in front of me, in monospaced font, with no distracting chrome. I guess you can imagine the disappointment I felt when WriteMonkey stopped working for me...

Facebook "Like" boxes randomly sprouting baby Facebooks - they're not very cute

We have yet another story of failure. The Facebook "Like box" that's currently inhabiting TechCrunch's sidebar apparently began randomly growing miniature Facebooks on Thursday as users visited the site while logged into the network. All it took to correct the problem was a page refresh, and while there doesn't seem to be any real security risk in this happening (that I know of), it's still...

Mantis is an agile, simple bugtracker

Bug trackers are a fact of life. The problem is that, more often than not, they can be really cumbersome. Take JIRA, for example. It's considered top-of-the-line, but my god, it's complex. Oh, and they don't really offer a free option anymore. Mantis tries to offer a simpler solution. Granted, it's no beauty queen and seems devoid of any AJAX magic, but it does feel streamlined and lean (oh,...

Showstopper chkdsk bug set to derail Windows 7 launch? Hardly.

Earlier today, reports were flying all around the blogosphere about a critical, holy-crap-its-the-apocalypse bug that had been uncovered in the Windows 7 RTM. The bug happens when running chkdsk - which becomes RAM-hungry under certain specific circumstances, gets all crazy-like, then causes a BSOD (which I argue is more like a feature of Windows than a bug). Chris123NT posted the news yesterday...

Windows Home Server eats files for lunch

When Microsoft first announced its Windows Home Server product, it sounded rather appealing to many users. Rather than having to go through the trouble of setting up, say, a Debian server, it became possible to run a powerful server using a familiar environment. At least that was the concept. However, a distressing bug has surfaced on the Microsoft Knowledge Base. According to the article, Windows...

Broken Flash uploads in OS X Leopard

Leopard may indeed be a hit, what with selling 2 million copies its first weekend, but it's still a new OS release and is certainly not without glitches. For many users (including a few of us here at Download Squad), one of the most frustrating bugs is Leopard's incompatibility, in any web browser, scripts which use the FileReference.upload() function. What does this mean? Well it means that...

Get your Google bugfix on

Do you have a Google bug that's been driving you up the wall? Matt Cutts may be offering the bug spray you need. Cutts is lead of the search giant's Webspam team, and he's asking openly and honestly on his blog for Google lover's everywhere to tip him off to ghosts in the Google machine. Matt writes, "Just to be clear, pruning will be ruthless for this post: I only want to see specific queries...

Forbes on Vista: "at best, mildly annoying"

Windows Vista is garnering some interesting reviews, but the latest from Forbes' Stephen Manes probably isn't going to get framed on Steve Ballmer's wall anytime soon (that could simply be due to a lack of space though). Stephen chose a fairly transparent title of "Dim Vista" for his review, setting the stage for a long list of usability gripes and tales of staggering un-wow-edness. Stephen finds...

Hackers: 6, Vista: 0

About a month after the business release of Windows Vista, and a month before its consumer release, hackers and security researchers have uncovered at least six major security flaws in Microsoft's brand new operating system, the New York Times is reporting. Among flaws discovered are one that allows malicious sites to install malware on a victim's computer and one that allows user permissions to...

Symantec bug exploits

Symantec has collected evidence of an attack in progress from a new bot that is exploiting multiple bugs that have been around for a few months. Including a bug in Symantec's very own antivirus scanning engine. There have been seven exploits for seven different vulnerabilities from Spybot.acyr that were found in Microsoft Windows and in Symantec's antivirus application. The vulnerability has been...

Google issues updates and fixes to Google Reader

Since I'm a card-carrying Google Reader convert, I've been loosely following the discussions in its Google Group. I'm constantly impressed with how active some of their engineers like Chris and Mihai are in the conversation, and just the other day they announced some small but much-requested updates and bug fixes to Reader, including: First and foremost: An "Add to folder" menu after using...