There's a bit of a bug going around and it has nothing to do with upset tummies. A recent iPad update to iOS 6.1 has caused a large number of digital magazines to either crash if the device isn't connected to a network or it tells users that they need to buy an issue of the magazine even though they already have an active subscription.
GEEK has been hit by this bug along with Wired, Time, Newsweek, Vogue, and countless others, resulting in a massive and unnecessary negative reader backlash. We’ve already submitted a fix for GEEK and other magazines that Source Interlink Media publishes digitally and it should be available for download as soon as Apple approves it, so watch for that update. In the meantime, try not to be too hard on us and the rest of the magazine publishers. It wasn’t intentional and everyone’s doing their best to get things back on track ASAP.
UPDATE: The update is now available in the App Store. Download it now from your iPad!
But my iPad tells me to pay for the latest issue of Geek even though I have a subscription!
Other folks have been prompted to purchase the latest issue of the digital magazine even though they already have a subscription. The quick and easy fix to this is to make sure the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite or just the Geek app is up to date on your iPad. Once you’ve updated it, shut down the iPad and restart it. You might be fine without having to restart it, but this is just a precautionary measure to make sure that everything starts up clean and isn’t holding onto old data.
Did that help? Hopefully so, but if not, we’re here to help. Let us know in the comments.