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Apple tends to bruises, BlackBerry boasts of salesApple releases a fixed iOS 8 update and addresses issues with bent phones and the Bash bug. Meanwhile, BlackBerry brags about selling out of Passport phones.
Apple is a bit bruised, and Blackberry brags about sales numbers. Are we in the twilight zone? I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] It's been a rough few days for Apple. Bending iPhone drama, buggy operating system updates, and a new security flaw was discovered that could potentially affect some Mac computers. The company is mopping up the messes. First off, there's a new update to iOS 8 to repair the glitchy update that it released Wednesday. iOS 8.0.2 is now available for download, released one day after a bungled update that disabled cell reception on new iPhones. It also disabled the TouchID fingerprint scanner. Apple said about 40,000 devices downloaded this bad software, and apologized for inconveniencing those impacted. The new update is supposed to fix a variety of issues, including bugs with Safari and HealthKit apps, however this update may not have fixed every bug ...Some users are posting online that they still experience battery issues and spotty wi-fi connectivity. When it comes to complaints about the bendable iPhone 6 Plus, Apple released a statement saying any bend in the device is extremely rare, and only nine people officially reported the problem to the company. Apple also said it performed rigorous testing throughout the entire development process including three point bending, twisting, and sitting tests. So, yes, Apple does sit with iPhones to test how they hold up. Just maybe they didn't test with skinny jeans for long periods of time. In summary, if you bend it, take it to an Apple store. And last but not least, Apple promises a fix to the bash bug, also known as shell shock. A security flaw was uncovered in programming code used by many systems. And Apple's Mac computers were among the many vulnerable. The Bash Bug is dangerous because, in theory, it's really easy for a hacker to take control of your computer. Apple says users of its OS X are safe by default from this flaw. But, nonetheless, Apple's also working to provide a software update to patch the problem. Apple drama won't be an issue for long with the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. Or should we start calling them the Clippies? Because the new team owner Steve Ballmer, former head of Microsoft, is working on getting the team to ditch their iPads and go all Windows. Can't blame the man for loyalty, right? He told the L.A. Times that most of the clippers are on Windows but the players and coaches still need to be converted. You know it's been a screwy few days when Blackberry is having a better week than Apple. Blackberry boasted that it received more than 200,000 orders for its new passport phone just a few days after it was announced. The square phone is already sold out of its initial supply on the Blackberry website and Amazon. That's your tech news update, there's always more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.