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Smartphone bug spreading

Smartphone bug spreading
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Compared to early computers, smartphones are usually pretty reliable and hassle free. But over the past day, smartphone users across the country have been reporting random crashes and restarts.

Usually when smartphones start acting up, it can often be blamed on buggy apps or a bad update. Today's problem seems to be connected to a cellphone provider's recent update. iPhones users on the T-Mobile network are reporting that their iPhones are getting a solid blue screen (talk about ironic for an Apple product to have a "blue screen of death") and then the phone restarts. This happens every 10 to 30 minutes.

The phone models affected so far are the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s. Reports are coming in from people running iOS 8.1 to 8.3, so it doesn't seem like an iOS problem.

T-Mobile hasn't made an official statement yet, but early reports and rumors suggest it could be a memory problem from a recent carrier update. If it happening to you, however, I have a few things you can try.

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