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Sunny in Philadelphia mobile game revealed with Charlie-esque note

Sunny in Philadelphia mobile game revealed with Charlie-esque note

The game "Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile" is real, and it's happening imminently. This game isn't going to be like the mobile game the gang plays in the episode "Charlie Rules the World", but it'll still be radical. According to the first text release about this game, it'll have users "team up with The Gang: Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee and Frank, in their favorite gags, storylines, and iconic moments from the series, indulging in new and ridiculous money-making schemes to tap and unlock their way to more schemes and collect fan-favorite characters."

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Is my phone recording me? Watching me?

Is my phone recording me? Watching me?

A study was published this week that surveyed the potential for unwanted multimedia recordings in phones by Android apps. Having worked with 17,260 apps in all, this study group's results might at first seem exceedingly thorough. In reality, though, given the number of apps the average person uses regularly (very few, that is), the results of this research show something disturbing, but not particularly common.

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MoviePass peak pricing launches: Here’s the bad news

MoviePass peak pricing launches: Here’s the bad news

It was just a few weeks ago that MoviePass announced a new "peak pricing" fee. It seems that the company wants to get the ball rolling on that extra fee, as it's launching starting today. With peak pricing in effect, subscribers will pay more to see big movies at popular times, such as Friday evenings or on opening weekends.

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As App Store turns 10, Apple drops heavy hints of AR future

As App Store turns 10, Apple drops heavy hints of AR future

It may be hard to imagine a world without smartphone apps, but Apple's App Store only celebrates its tenth birthday later this month. The download store first opened its digital doors on July 10, 2008, with a mere 500 titles on its virtual shelves.

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July Xbox Update 2018: Release and Details

July Xbox Update 2018: Release and Details

Today we're having a peek at the insides of the July Xbox Update, and what it means to partake in its greatness. This includes such features as FastStart for games (SOME games, not all), Games and Apps grouping, Search Option feature additions, Mixer Share Controller improvements, and console broadcasting and stability improvements. These updates are coming out this afternoon to all users as early as this afternoon.

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Tinder Loops give you 2 seconds to show yourself worthy of love

Tinder Loops give you 2 seconds to show yourself worthy of love

If still images can't quite capture your dating majesty, great news: Tinder has gone live with video loop in its app. The new Tinder Loops feature was announced back in April, giving users the opportunity to add a GIF-like animated clip to their profile in the hope of making it more attention-grabbing.

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Google Drive on Android adds password-protected Office file support

Google Drive on Android adds password-protected Office file support

Google Drive, the Internet giant's cloud storage service, recently received an app update for Android. The update was a minor one in terms of changes, bringing only some bug fixes and a single new feature: support for password-protected Microsoft Office files. The new support expands the service's usefulness for businesses and schools, making it possible to view an encrypted Office file directly within the app.

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Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Trying to keep up with friends on social media can be a stressful task, especially if you have a lot of people populating your feed. At the same time, it can be difficult to know that you're seeing the newest posts on sites like Facebook and Instagram because of the way their respective feeds are arranged. Beginning today, Instagram is launching a new tool to help with that very problem.

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Facebook unblocking bug broke privacy settings for 800k people

Facebook unblocking bug broke privacy settings for 800k people

Bugs are just part of the development process, and today, Facebook has the distinct displeasure of detailing one that could have affected as many as 800,000 users. As it turns out, Facebook has discovered a bug that potentially unblocked some of the people you've decided you never want to hear from again. Considering how many people are on Facebook these days, the block option pretty much becomes a necessity, so having a bug that negates it is definitely not a good thing.

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Waze’s incident reporting is coming to Google Maps on Android

Waze’s incident reporting is coming to Google Maps on Android

Google Maps has long been the definitive mapping and directions app on both Android and iOS. One recent challenger to that standard has been Waze, which features crowd-sourced data on driving conditions to keep its information accurate and up-to-date. Waze was such a stand-out service that Google actually acquired it about five years ago. While Waze has never been absolved into Google Maps, like many expected, one of its best features might finally be making the jump.

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WhatsApp lets admins set group chats to broadcast-only mode

WhatsApp lets admins set group chats to broadcast-only mode

Multi-platform messaging app WhatsApp has announced a new option that essentially allows group chat admins to create one-way broadcast channels, a feature seen on other social services like Telegram and Discord. On the surface it's a way for the Facebook-owned WhatsApp to give group admins more control, but it's also a big step towards letting users turn the app into a way of receiving announcements or breaking news.

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Spotify Update: Playlist editing, or how to reorder

Spotify Update: Playlist editing, or how to reorder

The next Spotify update will enable the rearranging of tracks inside a Playlist - glory be! This sort of feature editing is available on iOS device right now, and has been for some time. Spotify seems to have given Android a back seat to Android, in this situation - as used to be the case with many major smartphone app developers. But this is 2018, isn't it? Shouldn't developers bring the same updates to both major platforms at the same time?

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