2015 Isle of Man TT Sees Electric Bikes Closely Approaching Speeds of Their Gas Powered Bretheren

McGuiness-Anstey TT Zero Podium

If you’ve followed the Isle of Man TT race event as I have for several years, you know that it is possibly the most prestigious motorcycle event in the world. As the races are winding down 2015 has not been disappointing with multiple records falling throughout the week.

Yesterday, The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) race saw a new lap record of 119 mph set in the TT Zero class on an electric race bike by John McGuinness. He also won the physically challenging 37 mile closed public road race. [Read more…]

“Text” Message Crashes iPhone: Apple Working Toward Fix

iOS 8 Crop

Apparently, there is another exposed hole in iOS 8 that Apple is developing a fix for.  Reportedly iOS 8 devices have an exposure to a specific text message that will crash them.  The issue is caused by the way notifications containing Arabic characters are handled.  Furthermore, a particular character sequence causes the device to restart. Thanks to some Reddit users discovery, iOS 8 devices are exposed through notifications whether the nasty message comes via Twitter, Facebook, or any other app that may be set up to deliver notifications.

The good news is that Apple is actively seeking a solution, but no timeline has been given yet. For the short term avoiding the annoying prank or malicious attack can be fixed by simply turning off notifications for peace of mind.

[via NBC News]