Tag: IOS

Sony launches PlayStation Communities mobile app

PlayStation Communities

Sony Interactive Entertainment has yet again launched another PlayStation mobile app and this time it’s all about the PS4 Communities feature.

The Communities feature, introduced in PS4 version 3.00 has now made its way to Android and iOS as a mobile app. You can use the app to post or reply to posts in a community, discover new ones based on the games you play and get notifications from the communities you are participating in.

One thing you cannot do however, is moderate your own communities. Hopefully Sony updates the app soon with these features.

The app is now available to download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Digitise your old photos with PhotoScan

photoscan

Google has recently announced PhotoScan, a brand new app that lets you easily convert your old printed photos into high quality digital ones.

PhotoScan detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation and removes glare. After scanning the photograph, it can be safely backed up to Google Photos.

Advanced editing options will also be available in the Google Photos app, so if you want to tweak the photo any further, you can.

The app is now available to download from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

Source: Google via Android Police

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

SELECT GAME CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR FREE; ONE-TIME $9.99 PURCHASE OPENS FULL GAME

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

Warning: Doing this will PERMANENTLY brick your iPhone

Yes, you heard it right. PERMANENTLY. This operation which takes less than 5 minutes to do will make your iPhone unusable forever. And as of now there is no way to fix that.

If you set your iOS device’s date to January 1st 1970, then reboot, your device will no longer boot up further than the Apple logo.

Even if you try to restore the device via iTunes, the device will still not work.

This affects devices with a 64 bit processor. (Apple A7, A8(X), A9(X))

But what we don’t understand is why 1970 is even an option. iOS and iPhone first came out in 2007 so this should be the lowest you can go.

This is going to be a really bad prank if you have someone who does pranks on your electronic devices, so be careful.

Sony pulls a Facebook, launches dedicated PlayStation Messages app for Android and iOS

PlayStation Messages

Looks like Sony is doing the same thing Facebook is doing with its messaging system.

Sony has recently updated the PlayStation app to remove the messaging feature. Now they have released a new app dedicated for messaging friends on PSN. Does that remind you of another company that did the same thing?

It may be a bit inconvenient for some people to use two apps for PlayStation but we gave it a try on Android, and it’s much better and more faster than having it integrated in the PlayStation App. It also has Material Design, which is nice.

If you want to check it out for yourself, download it from the iOS or Android store.

Have an iOS device? Add Gamenology to your home screen!

If you have any iOS devices and want to take us anywhere you go, why not add us to your home screen for quick and easy access?

Unfortunately we do not have a dedicated app for iOS at the moment but in the meantime you can use Safari to create a Gamenology web app which you can use right from your home screen!

To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Safari app and go to gamenology1.wordpress.com

Gn iOS 1

  1. Press the Share button in Safari and choose the “Add to Home Screen” option.

Gn iOS 2

  1. Rename it so it only says Gamenology, like it does in the below screenshot.

Gn iOS 3

And voilà! You now have Gamenology completely accessible from your home screen!

Gn iOS 4

So what are you waiting for? Just hit that button and enjoy a revolutionary experience right on your iOS device!

And don’t forget, if you have an Android device, you can download our app from the Google Play Store and carry Gamenology with you, wherever you go, with push notifications notifying you every time a new post is published.

With Gamenology on the top 2 mobile phone platforms of all time, we hope to bring mobile readers to our website.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Is Apple slowly abandoning the iPod?

The WWDC conference just happened a few hours ago, so most people would jump on to the Apple website to see what all the cool stuff were announced at the event. Ok, that’s cool and all, but we did notice one thing missing at the top of the Apple website:

Apple Website Top Bar

What do you notice missing? That’s right, the range of music players Apple was really known for, the iPod is now missing! Ok, that’s not a big deal, there’s a music button, let’s go there shall we?

The Music page is basically explaining Apple Music, Apple’s new music streaming service. But scroll down and you’ll find something:

iPod is hidden

That’s right, the iPod range has now been buried in the music page, where it is much more harder to find. Even though you can type apple.com/ipod in the URL bar, we feel something is happening.

Could this mean the end of the iPod? Given that Apple hasn’t made any updates to the lineup since 2012, and not talking about it much in their marketing, and now this, could this really mean the end?

However Apple Music and iOS 9 will be available on the iPod touch 5th generation, but that is really all to say when it comes to iPod news. What do you think? Leave your opinion in the comments below. (If you’re on the app, tap on Visit Website to comment)

WWDC 2015 coverage post is coming, so stay tuned