Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Opt-out of WhatsApp web Facebook account info auto-share

Opt-out of WhatsApp web Facebook account info auto-share

This week the folks at WhatsApp have silently - yet excitedly - turned the switch which automatically shares users' private information with Facebook. Facebook owns WhatsApp, so some might argue that one company is completely within its rights to share information from one brand to the other. Others would disagree heartily. Users that wish to avoid sending account information with Facebook should follow the following steps to turn this auto-sharing off through WhatsApp.

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Best iPhone Games of Summer 2016

Best iPhone Games of Summer 2016

Today we're running down the best mobile games on all platforms for the Summer of 2016. That's pretty specific, but it only refers to the time in which we played the games, not the time in which the games were originally released. In this way we're able to bring you the best games on the market in their current state, which is great for games that've matured and become far better than they were at launch, of which there are many in this environment. New games have come up to fight for the top spot, too!

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New NVIDIA SHIELD remote may make Android TV more magical

New NVIDIA SHIELD remote may make Android TV more magical

This week an FCC listing for a new NVIDIA SHIELD TV remote - for the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV - has appeared with a few new features. Alone, this listing only tells us that this remote will have a newer version of Bluetooth than the device already available. With Bluetooth 4.1, it's possible that the remote's battery will last a lot longer than the previous model. A patent listing from Google suggests that there may be more to this NVIDIA FCC listing than meets the eye.

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Pokemon GO update has new secret features and BIG changes

Pokemon GO update has new secret features and BIG changes

Pokemon GO's latest update has a number of references to features that are not yet active. Today we're having a peek at a variety of elements that will likely be launching in the game within the next couple of updates as they're already a part of the released game code. This includes references to trading Pokemon, catching Legendary Pokemon, and notes on new items that'll be released in the in-game store.

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This desk changed my life

This desk changed my life

The following is an Ergotron WorkFit-D Sit-Stand Desk Review - with a couple of Ergotron add-ons. Earlier this year it was apparent that my working situation was not going to be able to work any longer. I had neck pain as well as upper and lower back pain from the less-than-optimal working conditions I was providing for myself. I decided to seek out the folks at Ergotron to take some of their products out for a spin. I told them my situation and we decided that it'd make sense for me to test out several items: the WorkFit-D Sit-Stand Desk, Neo-Flex Underdesk Keyboard Arm, and the LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm for monitors.

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New iPhone 7 release date tips massive cancellation

New iPhone 7 release date tips massive cancellation

This week the folks behind one of the strangest annual leaks have tipped the public off to an interesting turn of events at Apple. Of course we won't know the full details of how Apple's final release will take place until that fateful day arrives, but we've now got the best idea thus far of when this device will launch in the United States. The latest comes from celebrity voice Jimmy Lin - a dude who seems to have had accurate leaks for the past several generations (barring the most recent).

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Pokemon GO Appraisal feature guide and meanings

Pokemon GO Appraisal feature guide and meanings

This week's most recent Pokemon GO update includes an Appraisal feature with a set of vague values that we'll be explaining today. Exact values of each Appraisal can only be found through a teardown of the APK of the newest version of the app. We don't expect every user to do this - as such, we've got these values torn out and listed in easy-to-read boxes below. These values will remain valid until the next update - and likely beyond. If they do end up changing, we'll be sure to make a note of it!

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Pokemon GO Update: egg chart, iv calculator, Reddit cheats

Pokemon GO Update: egg chart, iv calculator, Reddit cheats

Over the past couple of weeks a variety of big changes have weeded out some of the most prevalent Pokemon GO cheats, hacks, and exploits. Today we've got a list of working exploits of the game, as well as an updated Egg Chart and some IV Calculators that thus far seem to have avoided Niantic's ban gaze. This list has been compiled for two reasons. One, to keep gamers on top of what the cheaters are using to attempt to beat them. Two, to keep these developers on their toes - just as they, in turn, are keeping Niantic's developers on their toes.

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Android Nougat release date and Beta Program download

Android Nougat release date and Beta Program download

Today Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat, and with it the public's ability to load the software straight away. This will be done with the Android Beta Program, allowing users with a variety of Google's Nexus devices to sign up for and download the newest version of Android at any given time. Google has to release said version of Android, of course - and today, that means Android 7.0 Nougat in its full, final form. There'll be more updates to Nougat down the road, of course - this is just the first non-developer-only-aimed version of the software.

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How do I get “free” Pokemon GO coins?

How do I get “free” Pokemon GO coins?

Pokemon GO players find an obvious (yet hidden) method for gaining "free" coins in this global phenomenon of a game. It's not meant to be a secret, but there it remains - many new players see the Pokemon GO items store and instantly assume that they'll have to pay actual cash to attain Pokemon Coins, which in turn will then allow them to purchase things like Lures and additional Pokeballs. It's just not true. The real key - or one of the real keys - is in plain sight.

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Twitter Night Mode activated on iOS and Android

Twitter Night Mode activated on iOS and Android

While Night Mode has been active on some Android devices for a while, it's now been brought to life on both iOS and all Android devices (or most) today. Users can try this Night Mode in Twitter on mobile devices starting this morning with a simple update to said apps via their app store. Once this update is active, Night Mode will allow the user to view Tweets in a sort of opposite-of-day color scheme - much better for the eyes.

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PS4 Slim leak may be Sony’s biggest – with price estimates

PS4 Slim leak may be Sony’s biggest – with price estimates

The smaller version of the PlayStation 4 - the PS4 Slim - appears to have leaked in full. This device appears in a video with full boot sequence and exterior hardware. The owner of this device and video suggests that he or she purchased the device via Gumtree - the Craigslist of the international oddities universe. This device would - unsurprisingly - be smaller and slightly less powerful than its predecessor.

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