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Download Pokemon GO here, avoid hackers and malware

Download Pokemon GO here, avoid hackers and malware

Downloading Pokemon GO from the wrong source can lead to the user unknowingly loading malware to their phone. It was bound to happen, especially with a game that's based on GPS location and is already live in some areas of the world, but not in others. Today we're going to run down the reasons why users should avoid certain sources for the app, and stick to others. "Cybercriminals are after any angle that helps them gain a foothold on your devices," said Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy for Tripwire. "A popular app that's not available in some places is a near-perfect target for crafting a malware delivery strategy."

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Pokemon GO causes Nintendo shares to rise another 25%

Pokemon GO causes Nintendo shares to rise another 25%

Pokemon fever, it seems, has caught on in a very big way. Realizing that Nintendo may have a massive hit on its hands with Pokemon GO, investors have been treating the company well, sending its stock up by around 9% on Friday and by another 25% on Monday. That's a massive gain, and it means that Nintendo's stock has added around $7.5 billion in value in the past two days of trading.

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Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice

Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice

Run time is the thing that most people want from their smartphones, other than overall performance. The smartphone might be the fastest and best performing in all the land, but if the battery runs out half way through your day it doesn't matter. If you are a have Galaxy S7 smartphone user who needs more run time for your device, it’s time to check out the ZeroLemon Samsung S7 battery case.

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Pokemon Go used to lure players into armed robbery

Pokemon Go used to lure players into armed robbery

A malicious group sets up an elaborate trap in order to entice hopeful Pokemon trainers to venture into shady spots and corners. They then spring up on the unsuspecting victims and quickly deprive them of their valuable possessions. That may seem like a script out of a Team Rocket heist, it is actually happening in the real world, in more dangerous and life threatening ways. Missouri police report arresting four suspects who have allegedly abused Pokemon Go's game mechanics to lure and then rob players of more than just their Pokemon.

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Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is truly near, seeing as how all these model variants are popping up left and right, especially on benchmarking websites. That said, we are nowhere near the final word on the specs for Samsung's next phablet. This time, we spot on Geekbench a certain SM-N930V, the usual indicator of a Verizon-bound model. What is curious about it, however, is how it is indicated to have only 4 GB of RAM, again defying earlier leaks and expectations of a 6 GB RAM flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

There was a time when Samsung inundated the market with dozens upon dozens of smartphone and tablet models. Of late, it has tuned the numbers down a little, most especially when it comes to tablets. It's actually been a while since it put out a new member from its mid-range Galaxy Tab A series, and now it's making up for lost time with a completely new size option. For the first time, the tablet line gets a 10.1-inch model in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which also steps up the specs game just a wee bit.

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Microsoft’s CAP takes on IFTTT with more natural language

Microsoft’s CAP takes on IFTTT with more natural language

IFTTT, short for IF-This-Then-That, is one of those "Web 2.0" things that power users love but regular Joes and Janes can't fully grasp. At the same time, it has created a new culture of automation, be it desktops or smartphones, and could even help the fledgling IoT industry to truly take off and expand beyond its limited borders. Microsoft, who already launched its own take on automation with Flow, is taking another stab at it via its Microsoft Research arm. Curiously and tragically named "CAP", short for Conditional Action Programmer", the still experimental platform puts a different twist to the idea by letting users type in their tasks in a more natural English language form.

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Galaxy J2 (2016), Smart Glow launched, Galaxy J Max in tow

Galaxy J2 (2016), Smart Glow launched, Galaxy J Max in tow

It's finally official. Although Samsung hasn't yet officially detailed the full capabilities of its new Smart Glow feature, the Galaxy J2 2016 Edition that bears it will finally go out to the public, at least in India. Toting admittedly rather low-end specs, the Galaxy J2 (2016) will most likely use that Smart Glow to be its major selling point. Samsung has also launched the Galaxy J Max, a smartphone that spans an enormous 7 inches, further blurring the lines between smartphone and tablet.

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Fallout Shelter comes to PC later this week

Fallout Shelter comes to PC later this week

Everyone's favorite vault management mobile game, Fallout Shelter, is finally making the jump to PC sometime later this week. That means instead of crafting armor, gathering supplies, and maintaining vault dwellers by tapping on your smartphone's screen, you can actually play it with a keyboard and mouse — on the same machine you use to play Fallout 4, even!

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Malware-plagued Pokemon GO app making the rounds on Android

Malware-plagued Pokemon GO app making the rounds on Android

If you haven't heard by now, Pokemon GO is taking over the world. As the most popular mobile game in recent history, the augmented reality-based app has people out searching their neighborhoods while on the hunt for Pokemon — sometimes even finding things other than Nintendo's creatures. The game is turning out to be such a big hit that its global rollout has been slowed due to overloaded servers.

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Start Pokemon GO with Pikachu : how to

Start Pokemon GO with Pikachu : how to

It's time we found the first secret Pokemon in Pokemon GO - none other than Pikachu himself. Or herself. Whatever they'd like to be identified as, of course. While players are encouraged to start with Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle, they can pick Pikachu instead, provided they have a bit of patience. All they'll need to do is start walking, and walking one whole heck of a lot.

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Two Galaxy S7 Active phones fail water dunk tests

Two Galaxy S7 Active phones fail water dunk tests

Samsung offers an "Active" version of its Galaxy S7 flagship phone for those who often put their phones in perilous situations, and one of the advertised features is "water resistance." With the Galaxy S7 Active, Samsung says the phone is water resistant to depths as low as 5ft for up to 30 minutes at a time, which means it should be able to withstand being dropped into the swimming pool or survive in your pocket during a heavy rainstorm. Consumer Reports recently performed a water dunk test on the Galaxy S7 Active to test that water resistant feature, and their results were less than reassuring.

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