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Super Mario Run coming to iOS on 15th December

Super Mario Run

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run for iOS platforms now has a release date and a price tag.

Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at the iPhone event back in September to unveil the upcoming game for iPhone and iPad. The company officially announced today that the first official Mario game for iOS will be released on December 15th, with an in-app purchase of $9.99 to unlock the full game.

To build hype for the upcoming game, users could sign up to be notified about the game when it launches. Nintendo also launched an iOS 10 Messages sticker pack to promote the game.

Super Mario Run Launches for iPhone & iPad on Dec. 15


KYOTO, Japan–The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones. Super Mario Run can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment of $9.99 (United States price) will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in this release.

“The wait is almost over for a Super Mario game that can be played on mobile devices,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Run brings a new take on the series’ beloved action-platforming gameplay to iPhone and iPad for the first time.”

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Starting on Dec. 15, the game will launch in 151 countries and regionsSuper Mario Run supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.

Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, pull off stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole to complete courses.

For more information about Super Mario Run or to pre-register for the game, visit https://supermariorun.com/en/index.html.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DSand Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: 9to5Mac


iPhone 7 to be a very boring upgrade

iPhone 6s

It has been rumoured that the iPhone 7 is going to be a further revision to the iPhone 6 series and not feature a completely different design. A Wall Street Journal report has been made stating Apple’s expected plans for the iPhone 7, saying that it will closely resemble the iPhone 6s without the headphone jack. It has been reported that this will result in a thinner design that is more water-resistant than the current models.

The report also believes that the 2017 iPhone will be dramatically different, featuring a OLED display like the Apple Watch does and embedding the Touch ID sensor in the display while losing the home button.

For years, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has expressed a desire for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, according to people familiar with the matter. The current design ideas for the 2017 iPhones are expected to push the handsets in that direction by eliminating much of the bezel around the display, with the OLED screen.

There are also rumours that point towards a redesigned antenna design that creates a cleaner look on the back side plus a new colour option. A Deep Blue colour option could replace the Space Grey option that Apple has been using since the release of the iPhone 5s back in 2013. Apple previously used the Deep Blue colour finish on the iPhone 5 black models back in 2012 with a colour called slate.

So what do you think about this guys?

Source: 9to5Mac

Trend Micro discovers vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows


If you have QuickTime installed on your Windows PC, you should probably uninstall it right away.

Trend Micro has announced in a blog post that Apple will no longer release security updates for the Windows version of QuickTime and advises users to uninstall it.

The Zero Day Initiative released two advisories, marked ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242, detailing two critical vulnerabilities. These advisories were released in accordance with the Zero Day Initiative’s Disclosure Policy for when a software vendor doesn’t issue a security patch for a disclosed vulnerability. And since Apple will not be patching these vulnerabilities anytime soon, it is better to uninstall it.

Right now there are no active attacks, but still, to play safe, uninstall it from your Windows systems. QuickTime for Windows now joins Windows XP and Java 6 as unsupported software.

If you want to find out more, you can visit the Trend Micro blog. The Mac OS X version is unaffected by this and will continue to receive updates.

(UPDATE) iOS 9.3 causing problems for iPad 2 users

iPad 2

A number of iPad 2 owners have reported problems with installing and activating the latest version of iOS, iOS 9.3.

According to this thread users are experiencing problems with activating the operating system, which is required to proceed with the update. Even though internet connections are working fine, authentication messages keep popping up out of nowhere.

Now most of us probably know that whenever Apple releases an update their servers get overloaded. However even waiting a while it doesn’t seem to fix the problem.

One solution is to reinstall the update via iTunes, so if any of you guys are facing this issue you can try this and let us know if it works.

Source: AppleInsider

UPDATE: Apple has provided the following statement to iMore:

Updating some iOS devices (iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air and earlier) to iOS 9.3 can require entering the Apple ID and password used to set up the device in order to complete the software update,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “In some cases, if customers do not recall their password, their device will remain in an inactivated state until they can recover or reset their password. For these older devices, we have temporarily pulled back the update and will release an updated version of iOS 9.3 in the next few days that does not require this step.”

If you are still experiencing problems, you can try these suggestions.

Apple announces the iPhone SE, a smaller, cheaper iPhone

iPhone SE

Apple has recently announced their cheapest offering of all the iPhones, the iPhone SE.

The SE features a 4 inch Retina Display, with the Apple A9 SoC.

The iPhone SE also features the M9 motion coprocessor for additional capabilities.

It features a 12 MP iSight camera which can record 4K video. It also features a Retina flash at the front of the device so you can take your awesome selfies, wherever you are.

The device also features a Touch ID sensor for secure mobile payments.

It will be available in both 16 and 64 GB variants and will be available to order starting 24 March.

Alongside this announcement, new versions of Apple’s operating systems, mainly iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 as well as a smaller iPad Pro was announced.

Apple releases updated version of iOS 9.2.1 to fix Error 53 issue

Recently there has been a big issue going on where if you replace the Touch ID sensor at an unauthorised Apple repair shop, the device disables itself.

Many customers were frustrated about the issue, and Apple has released a patched version of iOS 9.2.1 to fix the issue today.

According to TechCrunch, Apple says the Error 53 issue was designed to be a factory test and not to affect customers.

Some customers’ devices are showing ‘Connect to iTunes’ after attempting an iOS update or a restore from iTunes on a Mac or PC. This reports as an Error 53 in iTunes and appears when a device fails a security test. This test was designed to check whether Touch ID works properly before the device leaves the factory.

Today, Apple released a software update that allows customers who have encountered this error message to successfully restore their device using iTunes on a Mac or PC.

We apologize for any inconvenience, this was designed to be a factory test and was not intended to affect customers. Customers who paid for an out-of-warranty replacement of their device based on this issue should contact AppleCare about a reimbursement.

You can grab the updated version by connecting your device to iTunes and doing an update.

However this will not restore Touch ID functionality. If you want Touch ID back, you will need to get the sensor replaced by Apple.

Why does Apple’s first Android app have negative reviews?

iOS 9 has just been released to the public, and Apple said back in June that they would offer a way for Android users to migrate to iOS easily. Now, the app has arrived.

Enter Move to iOS, Apple’s first and only app on the Play Store right now, which unfortunately is filled with biased reviews. The average rating of the app is currently 1.8, which is not a good number.

Here at Gamenology we are not biased, we have used both Apple and Android devices and appreciate the two. But unfortunately because of the smartphone wars people have been downvoting the app due to the fact it’s made by Apple. Some reviews don’t even make sense.

Move to iOS negative reviews

We don’t think many people actually used the app for what it’s supposed to do given the new OS and the app came out just a few hours ago.

What do you guys think of this? Apple is also making another app, called Beats Music. Are you excited for that? Let us know in the comments below.