How to fix the 'Unicode of Death' Messages bug on your iPhone

Unicode of Death

Apple has acknowledged the recently discovered bug that crashes a users iPhone, and has published this solution until a software update to fix the problem can be released. The Unicode of Death (also known as Effective Power) happens when one iPhone user crashes another person's iPhone by sending a text message containing a specific series of unicode characters. The unicode characters basically overwhelm your iPhone’s memory causing your device to respring over and over.


Adult Swim's Castle Doombad updated with all new levels and traps

Castle Doombad Space Madness

Dr. Lord Evilstein is back and he has moved his evil lair to the moon in Castle Doombad version 2.0. Adult Swim has updated its popular tower defense game with an all new "Space Madness" chapter. The update adds 15 new levels, 4 new traps, a save option in Endless Mode and iCloud support.

Native Apple Watch apps coming soon

Apple Watch could have native third party apps by fall.

Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference today, Apple's chief of operations Jeff Williams revealed that third party developers will soon be able to write native apps for the Apple Watch. Currently, third party apps live on the iPhone and are customized so that a tethered Apple Watch can access them, but that will all soon change.

Apple now sells an official Lightning dock for iPhone 6

iPhone Lightning Dock official

Apple has released an update to its official Lightning dock, making the accessory fully compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 5, 5s and 5c owners as well as those with an iPod touch sporting a Lightning connector can also join in the fun. Much like previous designs the iPhone sits upright when docked, and can be docked with Apple-designed cases installed.

Spotify launches new features, including video and podcasts

Spotify update

In case you missed last week's media event, Spotify announced a long list of new features. These additions to the mobile music service are now rolling out to users, offering what the company describes as the "most entertaining Spotify ever". 25 billion hours of listening data collected over the past seven years means Spotify can recommend playlists based on any time of day or activity.

AAPL Stock Weekly Outlook: Icahn values Apple shares at $240, Apple Watch demand increasing and more

Carl Icahn thinks Apple should be trading at $240 per share.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares topped $130 by last Monday's closing bell, and stayed there for the rest of the week. The price has broken $130 before, reaching a high of $134.54 just a few weeks ago on April 28th. This is the longest stretch that it has remained above $130 so far. Stocks opened Monday at $128.38 a share and closed Friday at $132.54.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: First Apple Watch iOS update released, 15" MacBook Pro launches and more

Apple's largest retail store will open in Dubai this summer.

Apple released the first software update for its watch last Tuesday. Apple Watch OS 1.0.1, aside from bug fixes, contains improvements to Siri, accessibility, third party apps and some health and fitness features. The improvements should result in more accurate pace and distance data as well as calories burned data for fitness activities.


New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Sword Of Xolan and more

Pac-Man 256

SEGA pulled several of its titles from the App Store on Wednesday. Most of the games were Genesis ports, like Streets Of Rage and Golden Axe, that did not transfer well to iOS. SEGA did note that "given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form," but it is doubtful.

Apple retail locations to stock 'limited quantities' of Apple Watch bands this week

Apple Watch Sport Bands

Update: Twitter users are reporting that the bands have already reached some retail locations.

Apple stores will be receiving "limited quantities" of the fluoroelastomer Sport Watch bands later this week, according to 9to5Mac. Citing an internal memo sent to retail employees, 9to5Mac reports that the inventory will primarily be for customers who need a replacement band or for those who want to swap their existing band for a different one. The remaining stock will then be offered to other customers looking to purchase additional bands for their Watch.

SEGA announces discontinued App Store titles

Ecco the Dolphin

After deciding that some of the mobile titles in their catalog no longer met SEGA standards, the company released a list if games that would no longer be supported on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, the Samsung App Store and the Amazon App Store. The discontinued titles are mainly ports of Genesis games. Here's the list via Touch Arcade:


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