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Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Today we'll be discussing the infinite coin Gym Exploit in Pokemon GO, and how it affects the world at large. First - like most cheats in Pokemon GO - this isn't having a giant effect of most players. It's just the most hardcore players that are benefitting from this bit of an exploit - and even they need to do some work to get it in gear.

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Amazon developing its own messaging app called Anytime

Amazon developing its own messaging app called Anytime

Rejoice smartphone users! If you've been looking for a new messaging app and options like Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Whatsapp, Google Allo, Hangouts, Slack, Signal, Telegram, Skype, Viber, and whatever else is already installed on your phone still aren't enough, Amazon might just be working on something to meet your needs. That's right, we could soon be getting yet another messaging app, this time from the internet marketplace giant.

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Facebook app’s camera now makes GIFs

Facebook app’s camera now makes GIFs

Facebook has finally gotten with the times and realized that GIFs are one of our main ways of communicating online these days. With that, the camera in the social network's main app is gradually being updated with a new option to create GIFs. The feature is gradually being rolled out, as is often the case, so it's not available for all users just yet. If you do have access to it, you'll find it to the right after opening the standard camera feature.

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Gboard’s Incognito Mode arrives for Nougat and Marshmallow

Gboard’s Incognito Mode arrives for Nougat and Marshmallow

Google's keyboard app for smartphones, Gboard, is bringing its Incognito Mode to Nougat and Marshmallow. The mode was originally thought to be reserved for Android O, but a new beta of Gboard reveals otherwise. The mode's name is derived from the Incognito Mode found on Chrome, giving users an option that has greater privacy for some sensitive communications.

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Android Gallery app: for those that don’t like Google Photos

Android Gallery app: for those that don’t like Google Photos

An open-source gallery app called, simply, "Camera Roll - Gallery" has been released for Android. I should say "has been "unreleased" because it's not quite ready for prime-time yet, but it's got so much potential, I can't wait to tell you about it. This app is super simple, was designed with Material Design principles in full effect, and it's free to download and use. Basically it's a return to the basic Gallery app for Android users who don't ONLY want to use Google Photos.

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Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan

Pokemon GO STADIUM event will make you NEED to move to Japan

For Pokemon GO this week the folks at Niantic have reminded us that they've got a MASSIVE event coming up in Japan. This sort-of-secret but very much public event will take place in Yokohama Stadium in Japan, and it's going to take place at the same time as the CUTEST holiday of all time. That is the PIKACHU OUTBREAK where they suggest "a special Pokemon GO experience is taking place."

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Google Backup and Sync tool arrives for Windows and Mac

Google Backup and Sync tool arrives for Windows and Mac

Google's Backup and Sync, the desktop tool that was introduced last month but then delayed briefly, is now available for Mac and Windows. The tool replaces the current Google Photos desktop uploader as well as Drive for Mac and PC, according to Google; it is faster, easier to use, and more reliable, all important things for an equally important task.

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Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for the blind arrives on iPhone

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for the blind arrives on iPhone

Back in March 2016, Microsoft introduced an app called Seeing AI designed to help the blind using a combination of artificial intelligence and computer vision. It has been many months since, but the app is officially now available for anyone with an iOS device. With this, anyone who has trouble seeing can utilize Microsoft's artificial intelligence technology to transform their smartphone into a personal audio guidance system.

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Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

This morning Niantic revealed the Safari Zone global events that'll take place at the same time as Pokemon GO Fest on the 22nd. This is the 22nd of July, 2017 - at the same time as the 1-year anniversary of the game Pokemon GO's first full release. The game was originally released on the 5th of July, 2016, and events around the world - both in real life with real humans and without - will be taking place imminently.

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Duolingo is adding a Game of Thrones language course

Duolingo is adding a Game of Thrones language course

The popular language-learning app Duolingo plans to add a new language course, one for the fantasy language High Valyrian from Game of Thrones. The course itself was created by David J. Peterson, a UC Berkeley alumnus who is also behind the show's Dothraki language. If you use Duolingo with the mobile apps, you'll have to wait a while before getting access to the course; those on desktop, though, can access a beta version of it now.

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Facebook Messenger ads enter beta testing worldwide

Facebook Messenger ads enter beta testing worldwide

Over the past few years, Facebook has turned Messenger into a really popular app. Sure, it did that mostly by turning off Facebook messaging capabilities for mobile users and thereby forcing them to install Messenger, but the fact remains: Facebook Messenger is now home to more than 1 billion users. That's a massive userbase to be sure, but Facebook has had issues monetizing the platform.

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Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event [Update: app store leak!]

Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event [Update: app store leak!]

Tipped is the first Legendary Pokemon GO Gym Raid Event which will be coming very, very soon. We've got the clues that lead right up to its doorstep! On the docket since the first promotional Pokemon GO video was released, a Legendary Raid Battle Event will be the biggest global event yet delivered by Niantic. Tests are being run, and trainers can see them in the game already - if they know where to look!

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