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There’s a ridiculously easy way to get thousands of Super Mario Run coins

There’s a ridiculously easy way to get thousands of Super Mario Run coins

If you find yourself short on coins in Super Mario Run, then the latest promotion from Nintendo is absolutely for you. Nintendo is giving away 2,222 coins in Super Mario Run to pretty much anyone who wants them. The company is doing this in celebration of the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, which released for iOS and Android last week.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List, Launch Week, February 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List, Launch Week, February 2017

The first collection of characters in Fire Emblem Heroes has been ranked and tagged, making it simple for users to decide on which heroes to keep, and which to send home. Here in the first week of the game's launch, some of the rankings are relatively obvious. If I roll a 5-star base unit, I'm going to want to keep it - that's the top of the charts no matter how we slice it.

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Google Maps update puts real-time commute info a tap away

Google Maps update puts real-time commute info a tap away

Google Maps is a pretty handy app, but if you already know the way to your destination, its usefulness is diminished. Google is looking to change that by rolling out a new update today. There are a few things this update does, but one of the most noteworthy additions is real-time commute information that helps even when you already know the route by heart.

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Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes reaches nearly $3M in first day revenue

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes reaches nearly $3M in first day revenue

We've come a very long way from the times when Nintendo refused to consider coming to smartphones. The third mobile game based on the game giant's franchises, and the second from Nintendo itself, was released this week in the form of Fire Emblem Heroes for iOS and Android. And just like that it's already proven itself a hit, with data from Sensor Tower showing the game earned $2.9 million in gross revenue within its first 24 hours.

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Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day Update and big news event for February

Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day Update and big news event for February

While Reddit chatter dwindles in the main Pokemon GO forums, diehard fans badger Niantic for clues on the next big update. This update is tipped to come at around Valentine's Day - but the possibilities aren't quite so solid as they once were. Our anonymous source with knowledge of the subject suggests that Niantic is far less likely, now, to follow the end-of-month event schedule they'd more or less set in motion in the last several months of 2016.

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Outlook on mobile is now 2 years old, add-ins added

Outlook on mobile is now 2 years old, add-ins added

Microsoft Outlook is popular (or notorious) among desktop users back when Personal Information Management suites, or PIM for short, were the hottest thing in software. That shifted a bit during the mobile revolution but now Microsoft is trying to make up for lost time. While still just a fraction of its full self, Outlook mobile is gaining what Microsoft calls add-ins that turn Outlook on your smartphone or tablet into more than just an e-mail app. And just in time, too, for the app’s second year on mobile.

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One glorious, super-fragile “iPhone 8”

One glorious, super-fragile “iPhone 8”

This afternoon we're having a peek at an iPhone 8 concept video which puts the home button on high alert. Instead of getting rid of the home button - as I expect Apple will eventually do - designer Thadeu Brandão decided the button just needed a renewed purpose. That in mind, Brandão brought the functionality of the MacBook Pro touchbar back down to the mobile universe.

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How to download Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS

How to download Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS

Release day for Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes arrived this week in an odd array of countries - the United States not included. As luck would have it, though, we've been able to download and load the game - and play the game - on our Android smartphone this afternoon. This is regardless of its Google Play Store status - but we're still waiting on the first release for iTunes for iOS devices.

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QR code scanner now built in to Chrome app

QR code scanner now built in to Chrome app

This week the folks at Google have updated the iOS (and soon the Android) version of the Chrome web browser. This update uses the camera of the device it's running on to locate and scan QR codes as well as bar codes. This update essentially does away with the need for that additional QR and barcode scanner app that's been sitting unused or barely used in our app drawers for years.

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Nintendo should take Pokemon GO away from Niantic

Nintendo should take Pokemon GO away from Niantic

Nintendo's released Super Mario Run for mobile devices and Fire Emblem Heroes soon approaches, but today we're talking about what could be. Today we're going to create the ideal game from scratch, without direct regard for how it'd get done. Today we're going to imagine what Nintendo could do to make the perfect game for mobile devices - one that'd capture the imagination and the coin from gamers and non-gamers alike, all around the world.

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Fire Emblem Heroes release begins on Android and iOS

Fire Emblem Heroes release begins on Android and iOS

Just a couple of weeks after giving its Fire Emblem mobile game a name, Nintendo is launching it on iOS and Android. Today is the day that strategy fans will be able to check out Fire Emblem Heroes, though it doesn't seem like all regions are getting it right away. The good news, however, is that it doesn't seem to be a timed exclusive for one platform, meaning it's launching on both iOS and Android at the same time.

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Pokemon GO Valentines Day update: events plus conspiracy

Pokemon GO Valentines Day update: events plus conspiracy

Pokemon GO's next update and big event could reveal several Gen 2 Pokemon to the world, available for capture and use. On the other hand, if the Pokemon Company is putting up a temporary block for the game's regular updates, there could be something fishy going on. Realistically, we won't be expecting anything to happen in Pokemon GO until just before the 14th day of this month of February: Valentine's Day.

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