Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Apple Maps update stops notifications while driving

Apple Maps update stops notifications while driving

This week the folks at Apple have revealed their next big mapping adventure with Indoor Maps of malls. This update will be for Apple Maps and will have maps of a bunch of malls right off the bat. The first round of mall maps will arrive in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose, Tokyo, and Washington, DC. This next update will also be launched with indoor maps of Airports.

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iMac Pro release date and details

iMac Pro release date and details

This morning Apple revealed the iMac Pro, the first in its line of all-in-one computers with the "Pro" moniker. This version of the iMac will be much more powerful than its predecessors and just a bit more powerful than the rest of the iMac lineup revealed earlier today. This is what Apple is suggesting will be "the most powerful Mac ever."

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What’s new in macOS High Sierra [UPDATE: Download released]

What’s new in macOS High Sierra [UPDATE: Download released]

The next update to Apple's desktop operating system macOS is called macOS High Sierra, and it's about to get a release date. This software includes a number of updates to apps across the Apple spectrum, starting with the web browser Safari. Lots and lots of updates will be delivered behind the scenes, but a few important parts will be right out in the open when the update is released. UPDATE: Ready for release for developers - download link below.

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WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands

WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands

This week Apple's Kevin Lynch stood on stage at WWDC 2017 and spoke about the next big update to the Apple Watch. This new update will bring Siri to the Apple Watch, at last. It'll be like having a digital assistant available all the time - from your wrist. This update also brings a stream of information from Siri - using machine learning to make the best guess at what you'll want next.

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Pokemon GO Event Update: News on Fire and Ice

Pokemon GO Event Update: News on Fire and Ice

This week it's been leaked that the next Pokemon GO event will center on TWO different Pokemon Types. This next event will focus on both Pokemon of the Fire Type and Pokemon of the Ice Type. While this might lead some Game of Thrones fans to speculate about a connection to the Fire and Ice origins of the series, hold off - that series doesn't start for another month. This event starts as early as next week!

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Why DigiByte’s price is soaring: $DGB, Minecraft, Memes, and Citibank

Why DigiByte’s price is soaring: $DGB, Minecraft, Memes, and Citibank

This morning it became apparent that the cryptocoin called DigiByte ($DGB) was set to skyrocket in price. In the past 24 hours, the price of the coin went up a cool 43%, and beat its own previous top price (from May 21st) - once, and hasn't looked back since. But why - why has DigiByte suddenly turned into the third most traded coin on the market overnight? We've got a few answers.

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YouTube changes its rules again

YouTube changes its rules again

This week the folks at YouTube responsible for the rules it lives by have made another big change. Details have been shared this morning on what YouTube is allowing in or out - and which sorts of content all content judges will be considering "hate speech". As a result, there could be some major turn-overs for which videos are able to be monetized and which won't see any revenue from this point forward.

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Download security updates for these phones ASAP

Download security updates for these phones ASAP

Google released a list of smartphones this week that includes every device touched by a Security Update over the last two months. This includes devices from a bunch of different manufacturers - everything from BlackBerry to Vivo. Samsung has a bunch in there, as does General Mobile and Google (with its Pixel and Nexus devices). I and we recommend that every device on this list should be checked immediately to make certain these security updates have been downloaded - that means, you, Janice from accounting!

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iPhone 8 VS 7: the big size change

iPhone 8 VS 7: the big size change

Today a set of specifications has leaked giving the dimensions of the next big iPhone. This iPhone 8, as it's being called, could also be referred to as iPhone OLED, iPhone Pro, or iPhone Edition - whatever you want, since no real confirmation of its existence has been made by Apple as of yet. What we've got today, thanks to these dimensions, is the ability to compare this generation's iPhone to the next.

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Pokemon GO Update with Promo Codes event [Try these!]

Pokemon GO Update with Promo Codes event [Try these!]

The first Pokemon GO event with Promo Codes has begun, and it's begun at a retail location. Recent news of cents-per-spin on sponsored locations in Pokemon GO makes the prospect of Niantic's first placement of Promo Codes make a whole lot of sense. To drive the future of Pokemon GO around the world - and to fund the massive billboards Niantic is putting up in major cities this month - they're giving out items through retail.

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How to get that massive Minecraft Update [1.1 Discovery download]

How to get that massive Minecraft Update [1.1 Discovery download]

Users of the forever-popular game Minecraft will see an update to the game on Bedrock Engine platforms. That includes Windows 10 devices, mobile devices, and of course VR. Users will be able to participate in the Minecraft Marketplace for the first time ever. This means a whole lot of cash is about to change hands - lots and lots. Parents, hide your coin wallets.

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Motorola’s back with Moto Z2 Play, a new Verizon phone

Motorola’s back with Moto Z2 Play, a new Verizon phone

This week the folks at Motorola and Verizon brought back the Moto Z Play series with the Moto Z2 Play. This device rolls with many of the same radical features as the Moto Z line, but with a few of the non-essentials cut back a bit to keep the price low. As such, the affordable nature of this smartphone with the looks and some of the abilities of its more expensive predecessor make this an interesting device to be sure.

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