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iOS update 10.0.2 released: here’s what’s new

iOS update 10.0.2 released: here’s what’s new

This morning the first update to iOS 10 was released for all major Apple mobile products. This update will be released to iPhones and iPads in an over-the-air update, meaning users will not need to connect to their notebooks or desktop computers with iTunes to update. This update is relatively minor, but does fix up a number of bugs that've been discovered in the first week the operating system has been out in the world officially.

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BlueStacks streams Android apps from desktop to Facebook Live

BlueStacks streams Android apps from desktop to Facebook Live

Last April, BlueStacks, the popular Android platform that lets you run Android apps and games right on your desktop, got into the live streaming gig with Twitch.tv integration. Now it is taking that a step further by offering another venue for sharing those live videos. While it may seem at first brush that Facebook Live integration is simply yet another livestreaming platform, it does offer one critical feature not found on Twitch. Like on Facebook Live itself, BlueStacks TV allows broadcasters to choose who can view their streams, be it the entire Interwebs or just their family and friends.

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How the Yahoo mail hack affects you, and what to do

How the Yahoo mail hack affects you, and what to do

Today is was revealed that Yahoo experienced a breach of account names and passwords of epic proportions. Now we're running down the ways which users - any user of Yahoo products of all sorts, with Yahoo accounts - should move forward. This includes password changing. This includes the potential use of Yahoo's Account Key. It includes not having a heart attack about the situation while, at the same time, understanding that one's account breach could mean some very serious things.

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Google Allo released with iMessage’s biggest mistake

Google Allo released with iMessage’s biggest mistake

Apple was sued in May of 2014 for an iMessage texting snafu that was the bane of mobile carrier help desk assistants' existence. "Why am I not getting my text messages," they'd say, "I was getting them just fine on my iPhone, now on this Android phone I can't see them." Google is making a mistake at the launch of Google Allo - routing messages - including SMS messages - through their own servers, capturing one's phone number in the process.

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Pixel Android UI expands beyond displays in next-gen Google VR

Pixel Android UI expands beyond displays in next-gen Google VR

Google's next move with Android looks beyond the display of the smartphone and expands on in to the virtual realm. Right off the side of the screen goes the user interface, buttons, controllers and all, in a series of images made public by the USPTO after submission from Google earlier this year. These images show the future of Google's VR initiatives - Cardboard, Daydream, and the rest. Inside is not just virtual reality, but augmented reality, and mixed reality as well.

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Pokemon GO Buddy Update released: APK download, chart, dates

Pokemon GO Buddy Update released: APK download, chart, dates

The Pokemon GO Buddy Update is live - but not for everyone all at once. Updates are being blasted out in waves for Android users, while the iOS population - for iPhone and iPad - needs to wait just a bit longer. Today we've had our first look at and play with the Pokemon GO Buddy Update, and we've got a bit of a hands-on and first impressions to share. We've also got directions for those trainers that wish to get their hands on the Pokemon GO Buddy Update as fast as possible. Downloads are indeed available if users know where to look.

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Pokemon GO Update : root fix (and jailbroken fix for Buddy Pokemon)

Pokemon GO Update : root fix (and jailbroken fix for Buddy Pokemon)

Over the weekend a "fix" has been released for the most recent update to Pokemon GO for iOS and Android. A "fix", that is, for the update's new dousing of efforts in playing by devices that are either rooted or jailbroken. While many of these devices have been used with Pokemon GO to location spoof, see Pokemon with a PokeVision-like Pokemon radar, or otherwise cheat, some haven't. Some users root their Android device or jailbreak their iPhone for entirely other purposes, and play Pokemon GO in a completely legit manner.

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TiVo unveils next-gen interface with predictions and fast content access

TiVo unveils next-gen interface with predictions and fast content access

TiVo has introduced its next-generation user interface, an offering that will better meet the wants and needs of modern users and bring with it some new features like Predictions. According to the company, this next-gen interface is designed to bring content from a bunch of different sources together. In addition, the UX will offer predictions about what it thinks you may want to watch based on your content viewing habits, as well as what time of the day it is and what device is being used to watch the shows.

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Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Buddy Pokemon are nearly here and we're already looking to the next big thing. We're crossing our fingers and cursing our crystal ball for the update to Pokemon GO - Season 2, the one where everything changes. Before we get there, though, we've got a few things to discuss. Today we're going to begin with a brilliant realization by Bob of Boblandia, a Silph Road member and analyzer of the game Pokemon GO. He realized that though the tweaking of item drops in PokeStops, Niantic is able to control the dynamic of the entire game.

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Apple adds real-time collaboration to iWork

Apple adds real-time collaboration to iWork

Apple is adding real-time collaboration to iWork, allowing multiple people to make changes to a document in the cloud at the same time. The update, one of the most requested for Apple's document suite, ticks a significant box which until now rival platforms like Google Docs have had as an advantage over iWork.

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Xbox One begins testing Clubs, LFG features for preview members

Xbox One begins testing Clubs, LFG features for preview members

Members of Microsoft's Xbox One preview program have started receiving a test version of the console's October update, and it seems to focus on two main new features: Clubs, and Looking for Group (LFG). These are both essentially tools designed to bring fans of the same games together, as well as make it easier to find others who want to play the same multiplayer content in real-time.

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Amazon Fire TV update expands search, voice control and more

Amazon Fire TV update expands search, voice control and more

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are getting an over-the-air update that brings new features and expands others, including Universal Search for more apps and channels, using Alexa voice control to skip through videos and ask for sports updates, and more. According to Amazon, the OTA software update is being rolled out to the aforementioned devices now.

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