Tag: IPhone

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

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 🙂

Can a text message CRASH your iPhone?

iOS Message Crashing Bug

There has been a bug going on lately which causes a text message to restart an iPhone.

This bug happens when a person sends a certain message to an iPhone user, which upon receiving the message will cause the phone to restart.

But it gets worse. The Messages app will not open, unless you do a workaround, such as sending yourself a message via Siri.

You can take a look at what’s happening by searching “iPhone turn off text” on Twitter.

iPhone 6C leaked???

Apple, who is very well-known for keeping secrets about their devices, has apparently posted a photo of what it looks to be an iPhone 6C on THEIR OWN APPLE STORE WEBSITE.

As of writing this we can’t find the picture anymore but if you go to the iPhone Lightning Dock webpage in the Apple Online Store, this is where the picture got accidentally posted.

The picture on the left shows the iPhone 5C and the picture on the right is probably the iPhone 6C. What’s the difference? The home screen on the iPhone 5C has the iOS 7 interface, while the iPhone 6C on the right has the iOS 8 interface. Ok, Apple could do that. But look at the home button really carefully. What’s that you see? A Touch ID home button!

By comparing the two pictures, it can be a possibility that Apple may announce the iPhone 6C at this year’s WWDC? Chances are the iPhone 6C will sport the same specs as the iPhone 6, given by the fact the iPhone 5C specs sported the same specs as the iPhone 5. We just have to wait and see.

Apple CarPlay – iOS in the Car, the safe way

Hey Gamenologers!

It seems like Apple has announced something new with their wonderful iPhones. It has something to do with iOS 7. It has something to do with autos. It is…

Apple CarPlay!

That’s right, now you can get “almost” the complete iPhone experience in your car. Here’s how it works.

On select cars this year 2014, you will be able to get the iPhone experience in your car’s dashboard. You just plug in the iPhone using the Lightning cable, and away it goes!

Speak, tap or press

You can control the Apple CarPlay in 3 ways. You can either speak using Siri, interact with the touchscreen, or use the buttons provided in the car.

Speak, tap or buttons, Apple CarPlay

Navigate your way using the onboard Maps app

Need some aid navigating your way around London? How about Kansas City? Well with the onboard Maps app using the power of your iPhone, you can never be lost again.

Maps Carplay

Handsfree calling, now that’s the actual way

You can do handsfree calling, it’s one of the obvious points of this system. Handsfree Calling. Think about it. What kind of system would it have without handsfree calling? Ask yourself.

Phone carplay

Read your text messages and iMessages on the big screen

That’s right! The thing you have been waiting for is here! You can now read your text messages and iMessages thanks to CarPlay.

Messages carplay

Enjoy a visual way to browse music

Get the iOS look and feel using CarPlay. Browse through your music, tap and play.

Music carplay

Even apps can be used with CarPlay

Like almost every Apple device to date, you can use apps with CarPlay. Apps like Apple Podcasts, Beats Music, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher will soon be supported on CarPlay.

What manufacturers are supported?

Cars Carplay

And finally, which iPhones are supported?

Unfortunately, only the 5 series are supported with CarPlay. That means even if you have the amazing iPhone 4S, or the legacy but still awesome iPhone 4, Apple has put them out of the game and only the iPhone 5C, 5S and the 5 are supported. Sorry, 4 users.

Gamenology’s verdict

We think it will be a great game changer, and we can’t wait to see people’s reaction to this. Please drop your comments in the comments section below saying your reactions to this product and how you will think will impact your life. We can’t wait to hear from you all.

This may be part of the upcoming iOS 7.1 update, it may be, who knows?

One last thing, if you want to find out more about Apple CarPlay you can either visit The Official Apple Website or we have put together this YouTube playlist on our Techno Spotlight channel showing you everything that Apple’s CarPlay has to offer.

That’s it for now, tune in next time for more news!