Report: Tropical forests 'fix' themselves

Tropical forests speed their own recovery, capturing nitrogen and carbon faster after being logged or cleared for agriculture. Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama think the discovery that trees "turn up" their ability to capture or "fix" nitrogen from the air and release it into the soil as the forest makes a comeback has far-reaching implications for forest restoration projects to mitigate global warming.

Apple fixes bug that was crashing new apps

Apple says it's fixed a bug that's been causing some apps downloaded from its store to crash as soon as they're launched.

Iran claims it has fix for Flame malware

The Iranian government says it has a removal tool for the Flame malware targeting the country's oil industry, and says it will give it to any Iranian organization that's been affected.

Apple battery 'fix' leaves users unsatisfied

As promised, Apple's released iOS 5.0.1, the update designed to fix the battery problems many users have been experiencing with the new iPhone 4S.

Apple promises fix for iPhone 4S battery bug

Apple's confirmed that a series of iOS 5 bugs are causing battery problems for many iPhone 4Ss.

Apple owns up to malware attacks and promises fix - soon

Somewhat belatedly, perhaps, Apple has admitted that its OS X operating system is being targeted by the MacDefender fake security software, and is taking steps to combat it.

Microsoft restores access to Hotmail inboxes

Hotmail users are gradually regaining access to their inboxes after a bug left many staring at a blank page.

Twitter blames upgrade for onMouseOver flaw

Oops: Twitter says it had already identified and fixed the security flaw that left the site in chaos yesterday - but then messed up that fix with a later update.

Apple says iPhone 4 reception is the "best"

Apple has issued an official statement rebuffing claims that its popular iPhone 4 shipped with a faulty antenna design.

DirecTV confirms transmission "glitch"

DirecTV has blamed a transmission "glitch" - caused by an apparently buggy software update - for freezing a number of HD DVR units.

Google slashes Nexus One early termination fee


A recent FCC inquiry has apparently prompted Google to slash its Nexus One early termination fee (ETF) from $350 to $150. 

Meanwhile, a $250 fee for existing T-Mobile customers upgrading to the  smartphone was lowered to $50.