Tag: IPad

Can a video CRASH your iPhone?

Apple has another problem in their hands, as YouTuber EverythingApplePro discovered a video that can freeze and eventually crash an iOS device.

Playing the video clip shown in the YouTube video will eventually slow down the iPhone until the device locks up completely. The only way out of this is to force reboot the device.

Some people have suggested that this has something to do with the video being corrupt, causing the iPhone to lock up after a few seconds of playing the vid. Although it doesn’t happen immediately, it starts to become noticeable after navigating around a few apps.

This seems to work on every iOS version possible from iOS 5 to iOS 10. While we don’t have any older devices for our testing, we can confirm this is happening with the YouTuber’s tests.

Hopefully Apple will fix this problem very soon, although it’s unclear whether devices that do not support iOS 10 will get the fix. A similar problem happened last year involving a text message.

While we will not include the direct link to the video here, the video may be found by searching around.


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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 🙂


An in depth detail of what happened at Apple’s WWDC 2013 Press Conference.


By Josh Bickham:  Originally posted on GizmoCube.com

WWDC has come and gone, and for those not caught drowning in the wake of awe and amazement, the wave of anticipation is almost too much to handle for the things that are about to come.

Apple did not introduce their new iPhone, nor did we see a new iPad at this year’s WWDC 2013, but that’s not really a big surprise. What they did do was provide a shocking new look at their complete redesign of iOS 7, the new OS X Maverick, and the new Mac Air and Mac Pro.

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Apple’s “Army of New Products” and the iWatch

Since we opened our website today, we should obviously get posting. For now we will be reblogging posts, but we will write our own soon! This post is about the Apple iWatch posted by a technology fansite. It’s pretty awesome, so check it out!


By:  Josh Bickham
Originally posted on GizmoCube.com
Tim Cook says to expect “an army of new products this fall”.  Apple has already announced the release of new Mac Pro’s, Mac Airs, OS X Mavericks and most importantly the newly designed iOS 7 during WWDC 2013. So what other brigade of products can we expect to see marching in as we await for Apple to ‘release the Kraken’?

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