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WhatsApp for iOS updated with offline messages queue

WhatsApp for iOS updated with offline messages queue

WhatsApp has released an update for its iOS app, bringing it up to version 2.17.1. The update brings a few changes to the iOS messaging app, perhaps the most notable being the new queue for offline messages. When WhatsApp users on iPhone don’t have an Internet connection, they can still send messages, which will be added to a messaging queue and sent to the recipient the next time the handset has a connection.

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Pokemon Duel download: official app aims to capitalize on GO!

Pokemon Duel download: official app aims to capitalize on GO!

Gamers enraptured by Pokemon GO but saddened by the lack of Bidoof have been targeted by the official Pokemon company with a new app. This app is a game by the name of Pokemon Duel, and it's been made for the masses. While a version of this game has been available in Japan for a period of time, the release of Pokemon Duel in the United States and around the world in English has just been made today for the first time.

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Android Instant Apps enter live testing at long last

Android Instant Apps enter live testing at long last

One of the coolest things revealed during last year's Google I/O conference was the concept of Android Instant Apps. For those who may have forgotten, Instant Apps is centered around the idea of accessing certain Android apps without having to navigate to the Google Play Store and download them first. It was an impressive feature when it was previewed at Google I/O, but since then, Google has been pretty silent about the development of Instant Apps.

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Google Voice gets first significant update in 5 years

Google Voice gets first significant update in 5 years

All three major entry points for Google Voice have been updated this week, all at once, by Google. "It’s been several years since we’ve made significant updates to the Google Voice apps (and by several, we mean around five ;-)," said Jan Jedrzejowicz, Product Manager for Google Voice. "but today we’re bringing a fresh set of features to Google Voice with updates to our apps on Android, iOS and the web." As such, the Google Voice apps look like they've joined the modern world.

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Meitu explains its controversial anime photo app permissions

Meitu explains its controversial anime photo app permissions

The anime-themed photo makeover app Meitu recently went viral, with loads of people downloading it to transform their selfies using adorable filters. The spike in popularity quickly drew attention to the app’s questionable permissions and data practices, however, and users were soon advised to uninstall the app rather than risk compromising their personal data. Now the company behind the app, Meitu Inc., has issued a final statement on the matter, detailing how it uses the data and the reason behind its app permissions.

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Samsung #SeeColors app helps the colorblind adjust their TVs

Samsung #SeeColors app helps the colorblind adjust their TVs

Samsung has announced the development of a new app that helps colorblind individuals determine the severity of their colorblindness and adjust their televisions to compensate. Called #SeeColors, the app was made in partnership with Hungarian company Colorlite. The app supports both smartphones and Tizen-based televisions.

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Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

The best way to get ahead in Pokemon GO - with evolutions, egg walking, getting all sorts of candy, and the like - isn't in the app itself. It's in an app called "Proximity Service" - and app for Android users that, despite the name, is not made by official Google developers. The name lends itself to the functionality it offers. This app turns a smartphone's display off when its proximity sensor is blocked.

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News Republic app gets new ‘Made for Samsung’ version

News Republic app gets new ‘Made for Samsung’ version

If you primarily consume news through your phone, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of News Republic, and perhaps even use it. News Republic is a news aggregating app that sources news of all sorts from publications across the web, making them available alongside certain features and tools. The company behind the product, Cheetah Mobile, has announced an extra special something for Samsung device owners: a ‘Made for Samsung’ version of the news app.

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Beware the Meitu photo filter app – it just stole your phone’s ID [UPDATE]

Beware the Meitu photo filter app – it just stole your phone’s ID [UPDATE]

It's time to uninstall Meitu, the photo app masses of users downloaded over the past week to make their selfies look wacky. This app was found today to be sending IMEI numbers to several China-based digital locations. That alone isn't enough to do a whole lot, but given the massive amount of permissions the app seeks (and is granted) when it's installed, the app has effectively given someone in China the ability to take control of the phone it's installed on. In other words - uninstall Meitu (and any apps made by the same company) IMMEDIATELY and consider changing all passwords of apps and accounts associated with your smartphone.

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Pokemon GO January APK teardown: New moves, evolution items, Gen2

Pokemon GO January APK teardown: New moves, evolution items, Gen2

The first update for Pokemon GO of the year and we've found a whole bunch of new moves for Pokemon from Gen2. This first update for the game had very little in it for the everyday user - a bit of an update for walking distance and Pokemon Eggs for Apple Watch. But for those that dug deeper - there's a bunch of fun bits and pieces that tell us about the near future of the game.

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Roku mobile app v4.0 for iOS and Android streamlines navigation

Roku mobile app v4.0 for iOS and Android streamlines navigation

Roku's mobile app is getting an update today on iOS and Android, and streamlining is the name of the game. The update adds a number of shortcuts to the main screen, putting some of the more popular Roku features front and center for easy access. On top of that, a new "What's On" tab aims to make finding content a little easier for you indecisive types.

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Evernote 8.0 for iOS redesigned for speed and simplicity

Evernote 8.0 for iOS redesigned for speed and simplicity

Evernote has introduced an updated and redesigned version of its iOS app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Evernote 8.0 features a new design that aims to provide both ‘speed and simplicity,’ says Evernote, while making it easy to get and then stay organized. Says the company, the entire Evernote experience has been reimagined from the ground up for the latest iOS iteration.

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