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Latest Facebook update buggy or crashy or not even downloading for you? You're not alone!

Facebook is one of the most popular iOS apps of all time, so when its crashy, buggy, not downloading, or otherwise causing grief to even a small percentage of the people using it, we hear about it. This time it's with version 6.7.1, released on November 8, which won't download and keeps spitting out iTunes errors if you try. It's a bug fix update, which hopefully would have fixed previous problems with crashes, but it's impossible to tell right now.

The good news is that Facebook gets pretty quick turn-around time from Apple reviewers, so if it isn't working for you now, hopefully it will be soon. If you are having problems with Facebook on your iPhone or iPad, however, let me know with which version - if you can tell or can check your App Store updates tab - about it in the comments.

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Losing Audio in OS X Mavericks? Here's what you can do about it!

OS X Mavericks is experiencing a bug where audio goes dead system-wide. For many it seems to occur when trying to play a Flash (like YouTube) video in Chrome. For others, it just seems to occur. So what's happening and what can you do about it?

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Is your iTunes Store app crashing after updating to iOS 7? Here's how to fix it!

We've seen a few readers complaining that after upgrading to iOS 7 the iTunes Store app on their iPhone or iPad won't launch and just crashes immediately after trying to open it. From what we've managed to dig up, you aren't alone in having the issue but fortunately, there are a few solutions that seem to be working for people.

Here they are:

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OS X 10.8.5 breaks MacBook Air FaceTime camera support for some apps, here's how to fix it

The latest OS X update has caused some problems with the FaceTime camera on the latest MacBook Air model, leaving certain third-party apps like Skype unable to use the camera. The problem apparently concerns 32-bit apps that use the camera, including Skype and iMovie.

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Option to reset Photo Stream apparently MIA

Apple used to provide the option to reset Photo Stream via iCloud.com, but it looks like that feature is currently missing-in-action.

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Facebook's busted, taking the web down with it

Looks like Facebook Connect has gone a crapper, and sadly it seems to be taking a lot of the internet down with it. If you're having trouble getting to where you want to go, logging out of Facebook seems to sort things out again. Not much else is known at this point, other than maybe being dependent on single-point-of-failure networks isn't a great idea. Hopefully they fix this up quickly.

Meanwhile, let us know if you're having trouble, and when/if things start working again.

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iTunes match not syncing playlists

We're getting pelted by messages today from readers using iTunes Match, Apple's music locker service, who either can no longer find, or no longer sync their playlists from, to, or with iCloud. Apple's System Status isn't currently reporting any problems, which in and of itself seems problematic, given the sudden influx of complaints.

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Apple says Do Not Disturb will fix itself on January 7, until then you're on your own

Apple has released a knowledge base article that says iOS 6's Do Not Disturb scheduling feature, which for some reason decided to take the New Year off, will start working again on January 7. Apple also recommend that, until then, anyone experiencing the issue turn Do Not Disturb on and off manually.

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iOS 6 Do Not Disturb goes on bender, takes New Years off

Proving once again that even the latest, greatest iOS time-based feature can fail in the face of simple change, tons of reports are flying around the internet that Do Not Disturb -- the feature that lets you mute Notification Center alerts during specified, usually nighttime, periods -- stopped working at some point between 2012 and 2013.

Manually flipping Do Not Disturb from off to on again seems to fix the problem, though that might be small comfort when the Game Center trumpet goes off at 4am after you've been out old lang syne-ing until the wee hours.

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Increased cellular data use may be linked to streaming bug in iOS 6.0

A bug in Apple's AV Foundation framework, which handles streaming audio and other media for podcast apps, radio apps, and more, could be behind the mysterious, maddening cellular data spikes many users, myself included, have experienced since updating to iOS 6 or the iPhone 5. In essence, iOS just keeps on downloading data, over and over and over and over again, sometimes gigabytes worth at a time.

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