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Pokemon GO cheats face this tough new policy

Pokemon GO cheats face this tough new policy

Ascending to the ranks of Pokemon Master is not an easy task. If you're going to complete the PokeDex and dominate the gym scene, you need to be committed to the cause, because there are hundreds of monsters to track down, catch, and evolve. It's definitely not something for the faint of heart, but there are some Pokemon GO players out there who think they can claim all the glory without any of the hard work.

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Rootless Pixel Launcher version 3.6 released for free

Rootless Pixel Launcher version 3.6 released for free

This week the developer known as Amir Ziadi released version 3.6 of his Rootless Pixel Launcher for Android. Those users that've never used this launcher before - it's good stuff. It's ready to roll with just about everything you could possibly want that's possible inside Oreo. All SORTS of features are jammed into this launcher, and it's entirely free to download and use.

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Instagram may soon let public accounts remove followers

Instagram may soon let public accounts remove followers

As it stands, those of us with public Instagram profiles don't really have a way to quietly rid ourselves of annoying followers. They can be blocked, of course, but when you do this, they aren't able to access your profile at all, leading them to quickly find out they've been blocked and potentially confront you about it. You can also set your profile to private, but plenty of users would prefer to avoid doing that just to stop harassment from a few unsavory people.

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Android’s best launcher just jumped the shark

Android’s best launcher just jumped the shark

This week the folks behind Apex Launcher just completely lost their minds. Or they completely lost their minds if you ask their many thousands of users, many of whom just dropped majorly negative reviews on their app on the Google Play app store. This isn't entirely without precedent, but it's a good time for a reminder. When you update your Android launcher, you're going to want to be careful not do erase user settings in the process.

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Instagram confirms new authentication option that skips SMS codes

Instagram confirms new authentication option that skips SMS codes

Instagram is working on a new two-step verification option that will help protect users from SIM hackers, according to a new report. The platform's existing verification system works by sending a code to the user's phone via an SMS, but the upcoming system will rely on an authentication app like Google Authenticator. Confirmation of the new option follows a report earlier today highlighting SIM hijacking.

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These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

Today we're taking a brief, momentary, tiny peek at a couple of lists that show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives. When I say "daily lives" I don't mean Google and Amazon own our bodies and control our actions and have all of our personal information stored safely on their many hard drives - but two out of three ain't bad. I'm referring instead to the servers Google and Amazon run, the servers on which many or most of the services we use every day rely on and run.

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Uber Spotlight helps drivers find riders using a bright color

Uber Spotlight helps drivers find riders using a bright color

Uber has introduced new tools in North America that will improve the rider and driver experiences by helping the two find each other, meet at the best time possible, and more. Chief among the new features is something Uber calls "Spotlight," a simple in-app tool that transforms the rider's phone into a colorful torch to help their driver find them in the crowd.

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Apple’s next set of iOS emoji is all about hair (and lettuce)

Apple’s next set of iOS emoji is all about hair (and lettuce)

If you're an iOS user who happens to love emoji, here's the best news you'll hear all day: in celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple has announced more than 70 new emoji for iOS. They won't be here until later this year, but we're getting an early glimpse at some them today. Most of these new emoji center around different hair styles and colors, giving users a variety of new options.

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Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail

Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail

It's the year 2018 and for some reason we're still dealing with spam and robocalls. Fortunately, if you use Android, Google's Phone app has a new feature that helps significantly reduce the number of calls that will appear on your home screen. You might still get a voicemail from them now and then, but that's easier to deal with than actually answering the call. The app now has a setting that will detect spam calls and automatically send them to voicemail.

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Pokemon GO update: Gen 4 first details droppin’

Pokemon GO update: Gen 4 first details droppin’

This morning the folks at Niantic posted a teaser for their biggest update since the beginning. The release of Gen 4 - the fourth year and fourth region in the Pokemon universe proper. That's the region where all the FUN stuff was. And that's where all the fun stuff is going to be in the next update to Pokemon GO, if all goes according to plan.

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Instagram outage has many users locked out of their accounts

Instagram outage has many users locked out of their accounts

Instagram has just confirmed that an issue impacting its service has prevented many users from signing into or otherwise accessing their accounts. Reports are coming in from all corners of the globe showing difficulties logging in, but some users report not being able to perform other actions, such as browsing images and uploading. The company says it is investigation the issue.

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Full Photoshop for iPad tipped for 2019

Full Photoshop for iPad tipped for 2019

Adobe, it seems, is gearing up to release the full version of Photoshop on iPad - something that could be official in just a couple of months. Bringing Photoshop to iPad is part of a strategy shift for the company and its Creative Cloud suite of apps, as it wants to make these apps cross-platform in the hopes of making subscriptions more attractive to end users. Not only that, but Adobe wants to pull in more casual Photoshop users in addition to giving the professionals that already use its apps some oft-requested functionality.

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