Apple’s latest iOS update locks out links on some iPads, iPhones

If you’ve recently updated you iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.3 and are having some issues, you’re not alone. Numerous reports are popping up on message boards and forums regarding Apple devices going back as far as the iPhone 5 locking up when trying to open web addresses from inside Safari, email and some other iOS-native apps. So far there seems to be no easy cure, and Apple is reportedly working on a fix.

Following the terror attacks Sunday in Pakistan that left over 60 people killed, numerous people took to social media to report that Facebook’s Safety Check popped up on their phone – even if they were nowhere near the site of the bombing. Facebook quickly apologized and said they were looking into why people nowhere near the bombing received the notification, which can be a bit unsettling to say the least.

Safety Check lets Facebook users tell friends and relatives that they are safe if they are near a disaster scene. It was first activated last November following the terror attacks in Paris.

And finally, it looks like “never” is a relative statement of time when it comes to idiosyncratic pop star Kanye West. After tweeting that his new album “The Life of Pablo” would never, ever ever show up on Apple Music, the single Famous suddenly has.

You can’t BUY the track, but you can stream it, and if you do, be prepared for some dissing of Taylor Swift and some hooks from Rihanna. What would make Kanye cave and post a track on Apple Music after he said Pablo would only play on Jay-Z’s rival Tidal service? Hard to tell, we’re certain money or exposure had nothing to do with it, of course.

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Tidal faces legal jeopardy over fake stream numbers accusation

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Join the Apple club with our complete guide to switching from Android to iOS

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We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

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The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Norsemen’

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USA Today’s Emerging Tech director talks about the future of storytelling

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On episode 41 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Caleb Denison broke down the news stories of the day. On the docket: Facebook's privacy scandal, grocery delivery robots, and more.
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Digital Trends Live: Bad passwords, a new iPad Mini, and dating with blockchain

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we discussed online security with the worst passwords of the year, and Adryenn Ashley, CEO of blockchain dating app Loly, and chef Sara Woods joined the show.
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We talked to Limbitless about giving gaming-themed prosthetic arms to kids

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Digital Trends Live: Deepak Chopra, record Alexa sales, and data security

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Digital Trends Live: ‘Bandersnatch,’ Brianna Perry, and Origin PC unboxing

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Digital Trends Live: Netflix news, visions of CES, and more

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Digital Trends Live – CES 2019 – Day 1

On today's episode: While we are for sure going to run down all the hottest and most innovative tech announcements of CES 2019, we're also hosting some amazing guests and panels. From the Impossible Burger and the future of food, to full…