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Five cool things you can do with Facebook Messenger

Five cool things you can do with Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is no longer the mere secondary app you have to use to send your friends messages on mobile. The company has grown its messaging app into a standalone product, one that doesn't even require a Facebook account, and it is slowly expanding it with a wide array of features not limited to just chatting. You can do all sorts of neat things with Messenger, perhaps more than you realize, and we've selected five of the best.

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Pokemon GO event schedule for June: update UNOWN!

Pokemon GO event schedule for June: update UNOWN!

Niantic news this week included an expansive list of Pokemon GO events to celebrate their most successful game's 1-year anniversary. Inside this list of events is a pattern of details that'll very likely show us the future of the game. That includes real-life real-world events, birthday party action, extra EXP, and new Pokemon, too.

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Pokemon GO FEST event has Niantic’s biggest update ever

Pokemon GO FEST event has Niantic’s biggest update ever

Today Niantic revealed Pokemon GO Fest, a Pokemon GO event made to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the game. This game has grown immensely since the first day it was out, and Niantic's making a monstrous set of events to let their fans know that they mean business. This Pokemon GO FEST will contain more than one event over the next few weeks, starting with the Ice and Fire event we reported on earlier this week. A few changes have been made to the proceedings, too!

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Waze finally arrives on Android Auto (but it’s in beta)

Waze finally arrives on Android Auto (but it’s in beta)

As odd as it sounds, Waze has long been one of the apps not available on Android Auto, the automotive rendition of Android. That was odd, considering that Waze is both a Google app and a transportation app, but times are changing and the product is now finally available in cars. The availability comes in the form of a private beta, however, and there are select vehicles that don't yet have support for the app.

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Microsoft face swap app lets you use images from Bing

Microsoft face swap app lets you use images from Bing

Microsoft has released a new face swap app that uses Bing search to find fun images into which you can transplant yourself. The app was made by Microsoft's 'The Garage,' its self-described 'outlet for experimental projects.' The face swap app is quite a bit more sophisticated than most of the face swap apps in the app stores, and it is available for both iOS and Android.

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Apple Maps update stops notifications while driving

Apple Maps update stops notifications while driving

This week the folks at Apple have revealed their next big mapping adventure with Indoor Maps of malls. This update will be for Apple Maps and will have maps of a bunch of malls right off the bat. The first round of mall maps will arrive in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose, Tokyo, and Washington, DC. This next update will also be launched with indoor maps of Airports.

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Pokemon GO Event Update: News on Fire and Ice

Pokemon GO Event Update: News on Fire and Ice

This week it's been leaked that the next Pokemon GO event will center on TWO different Pokemon Types. This next event will focus on both Pokemon of the Fire Type and Pokemon of the Ice Type. While this might lead some Game of Thrones fans to speculate about a connection to the Fire and Ice origins of the series, hold off - that series doesn't start for another month. This event starts as early as next week!

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Del.icio.us link-sharing site shuts down after Pinboard acquisition

Del.icio.us link-sharing site shuts down after Pinboard acquisition

If you've been using the internet for the last 15 years or so, you probably remember, or at least came into contact with, del.icio.us, the pioneer of social bookmarking websites. Founded in 2003, the site had a number of good years before it eventually changed hands more than a few times, and has been considered mostly a forgotten relic since then. But now the sun is setting for del.icio.us, as the service will be shuttered later this month following its sale to rival Pinboard.

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Facebook messaging app ‘Talk’ for teens tipped in development

Facebook messaging app ‘Talk’ for teens tipped in development

Facebook has a new project underway, according to references in source code found inside the network's main app, and it involves an app designed specifically for teenagers. The app is said to be a bid on Facebook's part to lure back teenagers who have largely fled the service, one that will draw in parents to ensure they have control over their kid's messaging habits. The app, at least according to the discovered references, is called 'Talk.'

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Pokemon GO Update with Promo Codes event [Try these!]

Pokemon GO Update with Promo Codes event [Try these!]

The first Pokemon GO event with Promo Codes has begun, and it's begun at a retail location. Recent news of cents-per-spin on sponsored locations in Pokemon GO makes the prospect of Niantic's first placement of Promo Codes make a whole lot of sense. To drive the future of Pokemon GO around the world - and to fund the massive billboards Niantic is putting up in major cities this month - they're giving out items through retail.

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Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week

Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week

Waze, Google's navigation app and slow-growing carpooling platform, will soon expand the latter feature to cover the entire state of California. Waze first introduced a limited carpooling feature for certain cities in California, such as San Francisco, and the results were largely favorable. In light of that, and starting in one week, everyone in California will be able to use the service to catch and give rides.

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DirecTV NOW app arrives on Roku alongside one-month trial offer

DirecTV NOW app arrives on Roku alongside one-month trial offer

AT&T has announced the arrival of DirecTV NOW on Roku set-top boxes and streaming sticks, bringing the relatively new service to one of the most popular cord-cutting devices on the market. The service is available via the newly launched DirecTV NOW Roku app, which is available for download in the U.S. now in the Roku channel store. In addition to launching the app, AT&T is offering Roku owners a long trial period to give them a taste of the service.

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