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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

New Pokemon GO hack out with GPS spoofer, Joystick cheat

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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Strava Relive breakup official: he said, she said

Strava Relive breakup official: he said, she said

Both Strava and Relive have made statements on their recent breakup, suggesting that the other was the one that was at fault. According to Relive, they worked with Strava and followed Strava's recent takedown request - but were blocked from the API nonetheless. Strava said Relive was simply abusing its API.

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Google Fit on Wear OS GPS battery saving mode has a catch

Google Fit on Wear OS GPS battery saving mode has a catch

There are dozens of smartwatches available in the market today and they mostly differ in design and available functionality. Two things that most of them have in common, though, are location tracking and poor battery life. Now the Google Fit for Wear OS by Google is being updated to include a special low power GPS mode but its power-saving benefits only really kick in under very specific circumstances.

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Google Maps AR navigation Alpha released: Guides first, iOS, Android

Google Maps AR navigation Alpha released: Guides first, iOS, Android

Today we've got a bit of a demo of Google Maps AR through a friend of ours who happens to be a Google Maps Local Guides level 5+ user. That's the level at which Google Maps now allows the augmented reality version of their live navigation right this minute. This augmented reality system was re-revealed early last month (after its first reveal at Google I/O last year) as a "new"* way to explore local areas with Google Maps, and it'll eventually be free to use by all Google Maps app users.

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Unexpected magnetic north pole changes mean new world magnetic model map

Unexpected magnetic north pole changes mean new world magnetic model map

It might sound like something out of a Hollywood disaster movie, but the world's magnetic northern pole has changed. The magnetic north pole is the point that compasses point to as north and is important to all sorts of navigation technologies. The northern magnetic pole always moves, resulting in a new map of the World Magnetic Model (WMM) every five years.

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Waze Beacons keep drivers connected in NYC traffic tunnels

Waze Beacons keep drivers connected in NYC traffic tunnels

Waze is expanding its Beacons program to help drivers in New York City stay connected while in a traffic tunnel. Driving a car within one of these concrete tunnels typically results in a connectivity blackout, meaning the navigation app can no longer get a GPS signal. Waze Beacons help deal with this problem using Bluetooth to transmit data to phones as an alternative to a GPS signal.

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