iOS 11 download released in Public Beta for iPad and iPhone

iOS 11 download released in Public Beta for iPad and iPhone

Apple just released the Public Beta version of iOS 11 through their download repositories. To take part in this upgrade to the newest version of the software, users will need to follow a few steps - which we've outlined below. This version of the iOS mobile operating system is what Apple called "a giant step for iPhone, a monumental leap for iPad." While the final release is set for this fall, the Public Beta is available now.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Drive: Offbeat Italian SUV comes to conquer

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Drive: Offbeat Italian SUV comes to conquer

When you're Alfa Romeo, and a decent chunk of your appeal is that you're not the mainstream option, building an SUV like the 2018 Stelvio presents a tricky balance to strike. After all, Alfa drivers may not want a predictable car in their garage, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shareholders want mainstream sales. The Giulia sports sedan may have found favor among passionate drivers, but crossovers and SUVs are where the widest wallets are. Alfa Romeo had a choice, therefore, and the Stelvio is the answer, born of the Giulia but out hunting mutineers from the mainstream.

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Lyft is trying to speed up rides by suggesting better pick-up locations

Lyft is trying to speed up rides by suggesting better pick-up locations

The Lyft app will soon get an update that tries to make rides overall faster by suggesting better pick-up locations for riders...even if that means you may have to do a bit of walking to get there. The update will arrive in both the iOS and Android apps, and will be optional -- if you're set on wanting picked up at a specific location, you'll still be able to choose it when ordering a ride.

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Avis partners with Waymo to support self-driving car fleet

Avis partners with Waymo to support self-driving car fleet

Avis Budget Group has announced a new partnership with Alphabet's Waymo, saying that it will maintain and support the latter company's self-driving car fleet. The maintenance/support offered under this partnership will take place at Avis's various rental locations, enabling Waymo to keep its vehicles maintained and ready for use in many locations. The Alphabet company is creating a 600-vehicle fleet, among other things, for riders to utilize.

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Uptime’s social YouTube viewing released invite-free

Uptime’s social YouTube viewing released invite-free

As it stands, it's a little difficult to watch a YouTube video with friends if you aren't all in the same room. Uptime, an app from Google incubator Area 120, looks to solve this exact problem, but before today, there's a solid chance you'd never heard of it. What was once an app that was an invite-only affair has now opened up to the general public, giving you the chance to watch YouTube videos alongside your friends.

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Pixely Launcher brings Google Now to most Androids [APK download]

Pixely Launcher brings Google Now to most Androids [APK download]

This week the user known as deletescape has released his first Rootless Pixel Launcher. This launcher is very similar to some other recently released launchers - such as the launcher literally called "Rootless Pixel Launcher" - but this one's got some unique features. As the developer, also known as Till Kottmann, explains - this app is unique in its ability to deliver the Google Now Page on any smartphone- or at least most Android smartphones from the past several years.

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This popular app is infected: Chrome-lookalike Magic Browser

This popular app is infected: Chrome-lookalike Magic Browser

Users that've downloaded the app "Magic Browser" at any point in the past should delete the app immediately. This app has been found to contain malware of a simple sort - but terrible nonetheless. This app's malware is especially dangerous not because of what it can do to an average user's phone, but because of how crafty it is in making it's way into the phone - trickery!

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Nokia 6 released in USA with Android

Nokia 6 released in USA with Android

This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their plans to release the Nokia 6 in the United States. This device runs Android and is the first device in what's expected to be along line of similar devices from the brand. These devices - including the Nokia 6 - will bring the brand Nokia back into smartphones in a big way, starting with Android and growing with Google's mobile operating system app ecosystem.

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The 2018 BMW X3 is here… and there’s an M Sport version

The 2018 BMW X3 is here… and there’s an M Sport version

Crossovers and SUVs continue to be the stars of the auto industry, at least when it comes to sales, so there's plenty riding on the 2018 BMW X3. Now in its third generation, BMW's midsize SUV promises more luxury, more technology, and - for the first time in the X3 line-up - an M Performance version. Compared to the old X3, the new SUV gets bolder, chunkier styling.

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SNES Classic release date and sale details

SNES Classic release date and sale details

Following up on the immense success of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic Edition. This announcement probably isn't going to shock too many people, considering that how many consumers were clamoring to get an NES Classic during its retail availability. With Nintendo now giving the same treatment to its 16-bit era console, we can already assume that the SNES Classic Edition will be just as successful as its predecessor.

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Amazon Echo Show Review: Alexa’s screen shows promise

Amazon Echo Show Review: Alexa’s screen shows promise

Amazon's Echo has grown from a voice-controlled curiosity to being a legitimate home assistant, and now, with Echo Show, it's gaining a display. The latest iteration in the smart speaker series bucks the trend of spoken interactions only, adding a touchscreen so that Alexa can show & tell. At $229.99, however, it's the most expensive version so far, and at this early stage not everything has quite got to grips with the new abilities.

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Another new Galaxy S8 model revealed

Another new Galaxy S8 model revealed

The Galaxy S8+ is a pretty solid device when it comes to hardware and features, but in terms of color, we've got some pretty standard options. Despite the fancy names Samsung has come up for these colors, our choices essentially amount to black, gray, and silver here in the US. Today we're getting a look at a new Galaxy S8+ color that may eventually hit US shores, with Samsung announcing a new "rose pink" variant for the phone.

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