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EVE Online goes mobile with Project Aurora

EVE Online goes mobile with Project Aurora

The space exploration MMO EVE Online has been around since 2003 and grown significantly since then to feature huge in-game space battles, complex economies, and ongoing wars between numerous player factions. It's probably one of the last games you'd expect to come to smartphones, but that's exactly what developer CCP Games has announced with the upcoming spinoff Project Aurora.

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Instagram Stories can now be cross-posted on Facebook

Instagram Stories can now be cross-posted on Facebook

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that allows Instagram Stories to be cross-posted on Facebook, where they appear as Facebook Stories. Signs of this cross-posting feature appeared in recent days, and now the company has confirmed that the feature is rolling out to everyone with the exception of businesses. The functionality should speed things up for users who frequently post on both platforms.

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Pokemon GO Halloween event: The real dark business

Pokemon GO Halloween event: The real dark business

The Pokemon GO Halloween event was confirmed - in part - by the Pokemon company itself earlier this week. In the announcement, the Pokemon company threw caution out the window and included mixed signals from all over the Pokemon universe, throwing caution to the wind as they included an image of all sorts of Pokemon from generations aplenty, all at once! To add confusion to the matter, all Gen 3 Pokemon have now been added to Pokemon GO - at least in the code for the game - but not in full practice.

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AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) just got its death sentence

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) just got its death sentence

AOL Instant Messenger, also known as AIM, just received it's final date of operation. It's about to die, gone, dead forever. And I'll bet you didn't even know it still existed. Or if you were born after 1995, you might never have known it existed in the first place. AIM was a key element in the evolution of the internet, from a series of pages in stasis to a live communication tool through which we still (and forevermore) connect one end of the world to the other.

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Roku’s app now supports OS 8 features including OTA search results

Roku’s app now supports OS 8 features including OTA search results

Roku recently announced multiple new devices as well as Roku OS 8, the latest version of the company's media box firmware. That new operating system will be released soon for certain Roku devices, and will later make its way to Roku smart TVs starting next month. Ahead of that release comes an update to both the Android and iOS Roku apps that brings support for Roku OS 8.

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YouTube Activity tab tests the mixing of notifications and shared videos

YouTube Activity tab tests the mixing of notifications and shared videos

YouTube is tweaking its interface again, at least according to a screenshot that has appeared from one user seeing the change. It seems the company is testing a change to the bottom menu in the Android app; there's a new 'Activity' tab that combines together both notifications and shared videos, presenting them in a single feed.

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Microsoft Edge is finally coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft Edge is finally coming to iOS and Android

For all the problems Windows 10 Mobile may have, one of the advantages it offers over iOS and Android was deeper compatibility with Windows on PC. With Windows 10 Mobile left largely unsupported by app developers, Windows PC users who have been forced to iOS and Android have been missing some of that extra compatibility. That'll be changing soon, at least for folks who use Microsoft Edge as their main browser within Windows 10.

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Microsoft just made the perfect Windows-user launcher for Android

Microsoft just made the perfect Windows-user launcher for Android

There's a new Microsoft Launcher in town for Android devices - one that should feel familiar to home-screen replacement app super fans of olde. What we've got here is a rebranding and renewed bit of interest in what once was called the Arrow Launcher. We've written about Arrow Launcher before, and indeed have recommended it to Android users of all sorts - and this "new" Microsoft Launcher is similar - but not exactly the same.

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Instagram Stories now let you poll your friends

Instagram Stories now let you poll your friends

Another day, another Instagram Stories update. Instagram has been seemingly launching new features for Stories left and right, and just when you might think that it's running out of new things to implement, it comes right back and introduces polls. Beginning today, you can poll your friends in Instagram Stories and see the results of your poll in real time.

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Groove Music says goodbye as Microsoft partners with Spotify

Groove Music says goodbye as Microsoft partners with Spotify

It's been quite some time since we've heard from Groove Music, and it turns out there's good reason for that. While Groove has gone without any significant updates for a while now, Microsoft has been hammering out a new partnership with Spotify. This, of course, means that Groove will soon be going the way of the Dodo, with Groove's current paying customers transitioned over to Spotify.

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Google Lens pretty much confirmed for Pixel release

Google Lens pretty much confirmed for Pixel release

Google Pixel 2's main super secret feature seems to have spilled here days before the device is revealed with Google Lens. The feature's been in Android before for more than a half-decade - in different forms, through different Google apps - but now's the time. In an APK teardown of the most recent version of the Google app, a Google Bar has been discovered with an in-OS editor and a new icon - ready to roll for the new version of Google Lens.

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Blizzard’s Battle.net mobile app lets you chat about Orcs on the go

Blizzard’s Battle.net mobile app lets you chat about Orcs on the go

Blizzard's Battle.net app is making the jump to mobile devices. Though most Blizzard fans are already deeply familiar with the Battle.net desktop app, the company wants to ensure that your friends list - and your window into what those friends are playing - is never out of reach. Notably, this app is launching on mobile devices just in time for next month's Destiny 2 PC launch.

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