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Pokemon GO creators’ next big game: CATAN World Explorers

Pokemon GO creators’ next big game: CATAN World Explorers

CATAN - World Explorers is a new GPS map-centric mobile game from Niantic, in the works right now. This time, it's not about Pokemon, and it's not about Harry Potter. This time it's all about CATAN! That's the universe created by the original tabletop game Settlers of Catan. In this new game, as a user, you'll be able to "turn your neighborhood, town, and virtually the whole world into a huge Catan game board."

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What if Pokemon GO suddenly ended?

What if Pokemon GO suddenly ended?

What would you do if Niantic closed their doors tomorrow, and there was no more Pokemon GO? That's a question I had to ask a friend recently when they voiced concerns that Pokemon GO used to be fun, but more recently felt more like an obligation. This is the overarching issue with video games in general, but doubly so when the entirety of said game is played on servers at some remote location: After it's done, what's left?

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Shiny Pokemon GO hunting is extra easy right now

Shiny Pokemon GO hunting is extra easy right now

If you're looking in the right place, it's easier to find a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO right now than it's basically ever been before. This is largely because of the Shiny spawn rate of the Costumed Starter Pokemon, but also because of current rates at which several odd (and seemingly randomly chosen) Shiny Pokemon are appearing. It's not clear yet whether this second part of the equation will stick into the future.

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iPhone 5 iOS 10.3.4 update necessary to continue working

iPhone 5 iOS 10.3.4 update necessary to continue working

Apple has a rather impressive and laudable record when it comes to the adoption of its latest iOS and macOS updates. But while that mostly applies to newer iPhones, iPads, and Macs, the story doesn't always look good for older ones as users feel less inclined to risk breaking their phones in an update. Now, however, Apple is doing the unusual and giving iPhone 5 users an ultimatum to update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3 or risk losing access anything that connects to the Internet.

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GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS, short for Global Positioning System, is almost universally known as the technology that helps tell our location in the world. What few probably know is the system is actually designed to also tell the time. GPS receivers have actually relied on this piece of data coming from satellites not only to tell time but to actually make location-based services work properly. Unfortunately, that system might be thrown into chaos for the second time this year when a second GPS Week Number Rollover hits old devices in early November.

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Instagram Threads Auto Status: The fine print

Instagram Threads Auto Status: The fine print

There's a new Snapchat sort of app available starting this week made by the Facebook-owned developers of Instagram. It's the latest attempt by Facebook - via Instagram - to capture the Snapchat-using youth. The kids don't want to share things publicly, so they share to friends on Snapchat. Threads just seems to want to have them share to friends on Instagram instead.

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Pokemon GO Adventure Sync Nearby: How to catch them all

Pokemon GO Adventure Sync Nearby: How to catch them all

Today we're looking at the newest feature in Pokemon GO: Adventure Sync: Nearby. This system works with technology similar to that of Pokemon GO's always-on GPS tracking for Pokemon Eggs and Buddy Pokemon walking for Candy. The big difference comes in the Pokemon that send up flags for the user - it's not the same for each Pokemon trainer. Instead, this system flags Pokemon that you don't already have in your Pokedex!

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Google stops GPS data sharing with carriers UPDATE

Google stops GPS data sharing with carriers UPDATE

The global network carrier service from Google called "Mobile Network Insights" is no more. This is according to a report from Reuters where Google spokeswoman Victoria Keough confirmed the move. Exact reasoning has not been shared - but anonymous sources suggest that the program was closed in April "due to concerns about data privacy."

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Pokemon GO iSpoofer warning: Niantic’s following you

Pokemon GO iSpoofer warning: Niantic’s following you

Pokemon GO hackers and spoofers on iPhone and iPad may want to think twice about using iSpoofer and similar systems this weekend. Niantic's begun taking a closer look at that specific system for GPS fixing in Pokemon GO and will likely expand on bans on Pokemon GO gamers that've cheated with similar systems. This information has not yet been made public by Niantic - and won't likely be made public any time soon - thanks to Niantic's in-place user agreement for the game Pokemon GO. That agreement to which every Pokemon GO player agrees upon signing up for and playing the game - that's the one!

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New Pokemon GO hack out with GPS spoofer, Joystick cheat [UPDATE]

New Pokemon GO hack out with GPS spoofer, Joystick cheat [UPDATE]

Both iPhone and Android users will find the latest pair of cheats and hacks for Pokemon GO active as of this weekend. Niantic's been on a never-ending quest to quell the rancor of less-than-friendly hackers and villains of the core goal of the game since launch. But when you've got a game that's THIS popular, certain realities seem to creep in and stick. I mean creep with GPS, and move with a phantom joystick.

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Catch Ditto in Pokemon GO Summer 2019 with quick list

Catch Ditto in Pokemon GO Summer 2019 with quick list

To get Ditto in Pokemon GO in the summer of 2019 you'll need to watch a short list of monsters. The list of Pokemon hiding Ditto changes every once in a while, so it's important to have the latest list of Ditto Pokemon available at any given moment. At this very moment, the list of Ditto Pokemon is significantly different from what it was when we first went Ditto hunting - quite different indeed!

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Domino’s will soon offer GPS tracking for pizza deliveries

Domino’s will soon offer GPS tracking for pizza deliveries

Domino's, the restaurant chain best known for its pizzas, has been heavily embracing modern technology, introducing things like emoji-based ordering, autonomous delivery vehicles, and AI-powered pizza analyzers. The next evolution in the company's efforts will be real-time order tracking made possible using GPS and the company's mobile app.

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