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Pinterest reinvents QR codes with its own Pincodes

Pinterest reinvents QR codes with its own Pincodes

Pinterest has reinvented the QR code, in a manner of speaking, with the launch of its own Pincodes. These Pincodes are colorful, circular codes composed of differently sized and colored dots around the circumference of a circle. There's also a design inside of the Pincode, though it isn't clear whether the inner image is part of the code or is just to improve the looks.

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Messenger Day nixed as Facebook pushes Stories feature

Messenger Day nixed as Facebook pushes Stories feature

Facebook has eliminated its Messenger Day feature, a Snapchat clone that isn't even a year old yet. Why get rid of such a fresh feature? Because the company now has a Stories feature -- another Snapchat feature clone -- and it wants users to gravitate to it. Messenger Day was essentially the same thing, but contained to the Messenger app itself.

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YouTube iOS 11 battery drain problem will be fixed soon

YouTube iOS 11 battery drain problem will be fixed soon

YouTube users running the video app on iOS 11 are reporting a problem with rapid battery drain, an issue that causes the affected devices to get very warm to the touch. As a result, many users have elected to uninstall the app entirely and resort to watching YouTube videos in Safari, an annoying workaround to help preserve battery life. YouTube is working on a solution to the problem.

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Android Pay incentivizes buying things with Justice League Androids

Android Pay incentivizes buying things with Justice League Androids

The Android Pay version of the changing of the Google Logo on Google dot com has arrived in a super suit. For the first time in the history of electronic wallets (AKA mobile payments), a comic book company is promoting consumerism. From now until the 31st of December, the Justice League will be flying around the Android Pay app, and they'll be catchable, like Pokemon.

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iPhone X notch remover tackles Apple’s big controversy

iPhone X notch remover tackles Apple’s big controversy

Ever since the iPhone X was first revealed, the now-famous "notch" at the top of the display has become the topic of much debate. While some people don't mind its presence, others seem to be quite bothered by it. If you belong to the latter group of people, you can do something about it thanks to a new app that's now available on the App Store.

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Facebook Local app launches to replace Events

Facebook Local app launches to replace Events

Facebook has made a notable update to one of its many standalone apps: the app known as Events, which first launched last year as a way to bring users' calendar and event listings together, has been renamed to Facebook Local. Available now on both iOS and Android, Local combines the previous features with things like local business listings and user reviews. In other words, it's Facebook's take on the Yelp formula.

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South Park: Phone Destroyer card-based mobile game is available now

South Park: Phone Destroyer card-based mobile game is available now

The big South Park game on everyone's mind right now is The Fractured But Whole, but it's not the only option this season. Another South Park game has been released, this one for mobile devices, and it is called "Phone Destroyer." No, it won't destroy your phone, though it may use up hours of your precious time. Phone Destroyer is a real-time strategy game with PvP battles and collectible cards.

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Pokemon GO Raid event begins now!

Pokemon GO Raid event begins now!

The next wave of Pokemon GO Raid events has begun, and the EX Raid is at the head of the pack. This new wave of Raids for users of all sorts begins just in time for a number of Gamestop locations turning on the lights for sponsored Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms. This does NOT mean that Gamestop is the only location where an EX Raid can happen, but it does mean that your local Gamestop might be a good place to look for an EX Raid first.

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PayPal Money Pool lets everyone in a group chip in on gifts

PayPal Money Pool lets everyone in a group chip in on gifts

PayPal has launched a new feature that makes it easy to get funds from a group of people who all want to contribute to the item. Called Money Pools, the feature is exactly what it sounds like: a dedicated way to pool money, one that'll no doubt come in handy with the upcoming holiday season. The feature is available now for anyone who has a PayPal account.

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Instagram Stories get support for old photos and videos

Instagram Stories get support for old photos and videos

Perhaps you've been taking photos over the last few days, but haven't had any reliable Internet access. Thanks to a new update, you can now use that content in Instagram Stories even though they're more than 24 hours old, marking a welcomed expansion to the popular feature. The change applies for both photos and videos.

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Harry Potter Pokemon GO game official: Niantic confirms Wizards Unite!

Harry Potter Pokemon GO game official: Niantic confirms Wizards Unite!

This afternoon Niantic confirmed the existence of their next augmented reality GPS map-based game: Harry Potter : Wizards Unite. This will be the first global-level game for the Harry Potter phenomenon / entertainment mega-force, and it'll likely pop up in as big a way as Pokemon GO. This game will rely on the Ingress ecosystem, just as Pokemon GO did and does.

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Pokemon GO Reddit just revealed a big shiny treat

Pokemon GO Reddit just revealed a big shiny treat

In the future, the most rare form of Pokemon will be available outside the confines of individual events. The proof is in the pudding - aside from the anomalies we've witnessed over the past few weeks, today a screenshot from a Reddit user's Pokemon GO journal. In this journal entry, the user shows a Shuppet baby hatched from a Pokemon GO egg picked up post-Halloween event.

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