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Ringly unveils Aries step counting bangle bracelet wearable

Ringly unveils Aries step counting bangle bracelet wearable

The last time we talked about Ringly is when the company unveiled its little vibrating ring that notified users of calls, texts, and other items by vibrating. Ringly is back with a new wearable device for folks who don’t like to wear rings, but want in on the Ringly action. This time out the wearable device is a bangle bracelet. The stone in the bracelet looks the same as the stone in the ring.

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Apple Maps Nearby search, flyover and traffic support expands

Apple Maps Nearby search, flyover and traffic support expands

Apple Maps have been around for a long time and at least on iOS Apple Maps is more popular than Google Maps. Apple has announced that its map service has debuted Nearby in four more countries and has expanded Flyover and Traffic support to more locations. Specially there are five new Flyover locations including new data for cities in three different countries.

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Minecraft on mobile will soon get command blocks, mods

Minecraft on mobile will soon get command blocks, mods

Minecraft is popular, perhaps even notorious, for all the expressions of creativity and man hours lost in its open-ended, blocky, digital world. It is, however, perhaps a little known secret that that isn't the case for all versions of Minecraft. The original PC, not Windows 10, version of the game holds all those promises, but the mobile "Pocket Edition" and Windows 10 edition, which is a lot like the mobile edition, are a lot less capable. The wheels of change are turning, however, and soon those two versions will also be just as powerful.

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Soundcloud Go offers labeled, ad-free, offline music at a price

Soundcloud Go offers labeled, ad-free, offline music at a price

Soundcloud is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of music streaming. It is, however, the top dog, perhaps along with Bandcamp, when you think about indie music streaming. Today, however, Soundcloud is playing in the big leagues. It has just confirmed and announced its much rumored subscription tier, offering more serious subscribers a chance to take their music offline or listen without the interruption of ads. However, it also mark's the service's foray into record label territory, offering titles from the likes of Sony and UMG.

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iOS issue causes links to crash, fix incoming

iOS issue causes links to crash, fix incoming

Apple will issue an update to the latest release of iOS as complaints from users suggest an issue with web links. Reports have appeared from users working with devices from the iPhone 5 all the way through the iPad Air 2. Other devices that appear to be affected are the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPad mini. Thus far it does not appear that either iPad Pro or iPhone SE has been affected as such.

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Waze will soon warn you when you’re speeding

Waze will soon warn you when you’re speeding

When you're driving around town, and on familiar roads, you probably don't pay too much attention to the speed limit. That's because you've driven on the road so many times that you already know how fast you should be going. But when you're heading somewhere for the first time, you might not always glance at the speed limit signs when you should, and that can easily lead to you getting a speeding ticket. And now Waze wants to help prevent that.

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Instagram ups video limit to 60 seconds

Instagram ups video limit to 60 seconds

YouTube has been the definitive way to upload videos to the internet since it was first created. With the rise of smartphones and and the ability for virtually anyone to shoot video, other services have made it easy to upload small, bite-sized videos. Well for those that love using Instagram for their video posting needs, you'll be happy to hear that you'll be able to upload even longer ones starting today.

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Twitter now lets you add alt text to photos, for the visually impaired

Twitter now lets you add alt text to photos, for the visually impaired

For most of us, seeing a picture in our Facebook or Twitter feed isn't anything special. We glance at it quickly, and move on. However, for those who are visually impaired, knowing that there is an image attached to a post can be frustrating. Unless the caption is very specific, they're not going to have any idea what that picture contains. Twitter will soon offer a way to assist those who might not be able to properly see the images you post.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo is one of the few companies that has been absent on our mobile phones. The most obvious reason for that is fact that they absolutely dominate the handheld gaming market with the 3DS. That's why it was so surprising when the company announced their first smartphone app, Miitomo. And now we finally have a release date for the US, and it's coming up quick.

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Why does the iPhone SE exist?

Why does the iPhone SE exist?

This week Apple revealed a new smartphone that looks just like one of their old smartphones - why would they do such a thing? This is the iPhone SE, a device that uses the design of the iPhone 5 (or 5S, if you prefer) but bumps up its internal capabilities with the power of the iPhone 6S. The dimensions of this device are exactly the same as the iPhone 5s - the display is exactly the same, too - but it has a better processor and a better set of cameras. But why?

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Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

This week the folks at the Pokemon company and Niantic Inc. via Google have revealed a whole lot of details about the next-gen game Pokemon GO! This game will be an augmented reality game in which the player will use their smartphone as a window, showing Pokemon running around their real world with GPS information. Radical! This week the crew responsible for developing the game have revealed a whole lot that we did not know before.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony has been reshuffling its properties and businesses these past years in an effort to rein in its losses and regain its footing in its multiple product areas. For example, it sold off its VAIO PC business and was even rumored to have planned on doing the same for mobile. The latter has mostly been refuted, especially now with Sony's new focus with the Xperia brand. Another business that's getting refocused, however is gaming. Sony has the formation of a new ForwardWorks Corporation to focus on "smart device" game development under the new Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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