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Pokemon GO Tips and Secrets 2 : Level UP

Pokemon GO Tips and Secrets 2 : Level UP

I've been playing Pokemon GO for weeks. Today I'm writing another (a second) collection of tips for everyday Pokemon GO trainers - as well as a couple of secrets some trainers might not yet be aware of. This collection of tips will help users level up, find Pokemon they've been searching for, and avoid common (and not so common) pitfalls of the game. Today we begin with PokeStops, the place where users attain items without paying real cash.

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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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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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HP Elite X3 and friends are going to cost you a lot

HP Elite X3 and friends are going to cost you a lot

HP's upcoming premium Windows 10 smartphone, the Elite X3, was shaping up to be almost the Surface Phone that Windows users have been dreaming of. But now it seems all those desirable traits might come at a cost, literally. Reports from European media are coming in bearing not so glad tidings on the expected price tags for the smartphone as well as its accessories. The Elite X3 alone, for example, would cost 699 EUR, which, directly converted, would be around $770 stateside, making it a very expensive bet on the Windows 10 Mobile platform.

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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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OnePlus: the unexpected rise of a new superstar

OnePlus: the unexpected rise of a new superstar

There are literally dozens of smartphone brands in the market today, even more so in China, where the mobile market thrives on cheap components and knock off designs. That is why very few smartphone makers from that region ever gain international renown. Even the likes of OPPO and Vivo, long time players in this game are overshadowed by the big league players. So when a never before heard Chinese startup named OnePlus dared to challenge the status quo, some wonder if its execs were smoking something. It turned out, it wasn't all hot air after all.

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Verizon Moto Z, Z Force Droid price reveal date has been set

Verizon Moto Z, Z Force Droid price reveal date has been set

It has almost been a month since Lenovo and Motorola revealed their love child, the Moto Z, but it will still be months before the market actually gets their hand on one. That is, unless they happen to be one of Verizon's subscribers. Perhaps as part of its close ties with Motorola, Verizon is getting a big head start. The Verizon branded Moto Z Droid and the Verizon exclusive Moto Z Force Droid are set to reveal their prices next week, and it is likely that pre-orders will start soon afterwards, if not on the same day.

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Odd Galaxy Note 7 model seen with unknown Android 6.1

Odd Galaxy Note 7 model seen with unknown Android 6.1

Most of the debate around Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 has revolved around whether it will get a flat or curved edge screen. Given the back and forth of conflicting insider information, the jury's still out on that one. And yet here comes another piece of information that would imply there might actually be more choices to come. Spotted at GFXBench is a listing for a certain SM-N935F believed to be a Galaxy Note 7 variant, sporting only 4 GB of RAM and running an unannounced Android 6.1 version.

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OnePlus 3 OTA rollout begins anew with OxygenOS 3.2.1

OnePlus 3 OTA rollout begins anew with OxygenOS 3.2.1

OnePlus is definitely working overtime to ensure that its recently launched OnePlus 3 doesn't get drowned in controversy and bad press, despite already encountering hurdles in just a few weeks. The OxygenOS 3.2.0 OTA that was supposed to address some complaints had to be abruptly pulled out due to equally serious issues. Now the company is rolling out update 3.2.1 to both continue the previously halted update as well include fixes to the broken updates, though it hasn't responded to some other concerns raised in the previous OTA.

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Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition to be given away to Olympians

Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition to be given away to Olympians

If you haven't noticed it yet, Samsung is one of the major sponsors of the 2016 Olympics to be held at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil next month. And in case you haven't seen the leak, the Korean OEM is planning to put a special edition smartphone just for the occasion. Well, consider that leak confirmed! Samsung has indeed announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition, which is a mouthful for simply a variant that has the 2016 Olympics branding all over it.

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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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