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Pokemon Go’s gaping privacy flaw is now being fixed

Pokemon Go’s gaping privacy flaw is now being fixed

It might soon be safe to go out in the wild again and hunt for Pokemon. At least if Pokemon GO's recently revealed privacy problem was the reason you stopped playing, and not, you know, the dangers of getting mugged or coming across a non-Pokemon corpse. Following the clamor over the iOS version of the game gaining full access to a player's Google account, developer Niantic Labs has issued a statement reassuring players and privacy watchdogs that no unnecessary account information has been harvested and that both Niantic and Google are working on a fix.

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It’s the right time for a Nintendo phone

It’s the right time for a Nintendo phone

Nintendo has traditionally been steadfast in its dedication to hardware, even as rival consoles have out-performed, out-exclusived, and eventually out-sold it in the process. It's taken the company years to concede that yes, smartphone gaming and leveraging the value of its game IP might be a good way of making money, and sure enough Nintendo's stock price has soared as Pokemon GO became a must-have on iOS and Android.

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Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

This morning several photos have been shared of a device whose photographer suggests is the Galaxy Note 7. This version of the device has a PIN number at its head, suggesting that it may not be a finalized version of the device, but it does appear to be the best set of photos of the device thus far - if you discount the renderings we've seen over the past several weeks, that is to say.

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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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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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Pokemon GO servers down : What to do!

Pokemon GO servers down : What to do!

This afternoon Pokemon GO is down for the masses - a temporary server issue due to extreme amounts of stress from the first wave of users. As you might have guessed, the game is now out in the United States (as well as New Zealand and Australia), so we're feeling the rush of thousands if not millions of users coming in and playing non-stop from the moment they sign up to the moment they go to sleep. So my first idea is to wait until bedtime to begin your next quest.

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Android Marshmallow and Nougat update lists revealed

Android Marshmallow and Nougat update lists revealed

Today we're running down the list of devices that have or will have soon the Google update to Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat. It's a bit difficult to tell the whole range of devices that'll be getting Nougat as of yet since Google's not officially released the OS in full - but we've got our sensors out. The Marshmallow list keeps growing by the day, too - the latest entry comes in the Honor 5X, which also gains EMUI 4.0 for good measure.

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Pokemon GO tips and mistakes I’ve made playing

Pokemon GO tips and mistakes I’ve made playing

Before Pokemon GO launched, I had the opportunity to test the game extensively. I played it as often as I could. That was my first mistake. I've found myself diving in to the game headfirst, attempting to take my entire region by storm - which should be easy since I've only seen one other trainer here in Bismarck, North Dakota taking over Pokemon Gyms. But I found out quickly that I needed to take this experience more in stride. And I needed to stop playing Pokemon GO in the car, immediately.

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Google Nexus watches detailed in 2x sizes

Google Nexus watches detailed in 2x sizes

Android Nougat's brand of Android Wear has been tipped to be coming in the form of two new watches from Google. The software and hardware brand will be bringing heat with devices in two sizes, says Android Police, and it would seem that they're being stacked up not unlike the two-tiered smartphone system Google, Samsung, and Apple have been cultivating as of late. This will more than likely set the standard for the rest of the world of smartwatch manufacturers of all kinds.

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Alphabet drops $30m on Light camera with “magic” potential

Alphabet drops $30m on Light camera with “magic” potential

It would appear that the parent company of Google, Alphabet, has begun its consumer product investment focus in ernest. A cool $30 million USD has been raised for the company Light from Alphabet's venture capital business, that which used to be called Google Ventures, now just called GV. Light creates a product by the name of L16, a camera which works with 16 cameras inside a single small housing. And consider the possibilities once Google gets ahold of the tech - Tango, anyone?

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Google Now on Tap offers up new Translate card, Discover button

Google Now on Tap offers up new Translate card, Discover button

Google Translate has long been a handy tool for those who need a quick translation job and don't mind if it's a little rough around the edges. Today, Translate got even better on Android phones, with Google adding a "translate this page" card to Now on Tap. Now, when users are presented with a page in a language they don't understand, they only need to hold the home button on their phone and hit the translate card to have the page converted into a words they can actually read.

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Sharp 507SH is Japan’s first (and only) Android One

Sharp 507SH is Japan’s first (and only) Android One

Back in 2014, Google launched the Android One program as a sort of mix between Nexus and Google Play Edition devices meant for emerging markets. In a nutshell, that meant OEMs have more freedom to design smartphones to their liking while still getting the software and update benefits of a Nexus. While originally intended for emerging markets, like India for example, it seems that it has now outgrown that limitation. Japan, which is hardly an emerging market, has just gotten its first, and so far only, Android One device, the Sharp 507SH.

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