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Pokemon GO update adds catch bonuses, tweaks gym battles

Pokemon GO update adds catch bonuses, tweaks gym battles

Late last week, Niantic detailed a new update for Pokemon GO that would tweak gym training sessions and add certain catch bonuses to the game. That update is rolling out now for both the Android and iOS versions of Pokemon GO, and it brings with it a number of other changes, including user experience improvements and minor fixes.

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Pandora Plus now available to all users as Pandora unveils rebranding

Pandora Plus now available to all users as Pandora unveils rebranding

Last month, Pandora revealed Pandora Plus, a new paid subscription service that lets users drop ads and listen offline for $5 a month. When Pandora Plus was announced, the company said it would be rolling out all Android and iOS users over the "coming months," but today, it's announcing that the service is available to everyone.

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iOS 10.1 Public Beta: Portrait mode alone worth the download

iOS 10.1 Public Beta: Portrait mode alone worth the download

Finally there's a reason worth risking an upgrade to an iOS Beta for iPhone. A public beta release for iOS 10.1 is available for iPhone users of all sorts, this version bringing on a key feature for iPhone 7 Plus. This version of the public beta software release allows an early version of the feature called Portrait Mode. This is one of the headliner features of the iPhone 7 Plus' double-camera, and a relatively unique feature for a smartphone of this caliber.

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Dropbox gets a ton of nifty iOS 10 features

Dropbox gets a ton of nifty iOS 10 features

When Apple formally started rolling out iOS 10 to users, dozens of apps rode the wave to take advantage of the hype and craze. Dropbox, however, bid its time and for good measure. Now it is unleashing a flood of new features taking advantage of the latest iOS version, from being able to share files directly from inside iMessage to, amusingly, being able to watch a video stored on Dropbox while you try to be productive at work.

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iOS 10 adoption crosses 50% mark one month after release

iOS 10 adoption crosses 50% mark one month after release

It would appear that Apple users don't have too many reservations about making the jump to iOS 10, as Apple's own App Store support page is showing that the newest version of iOS is installed on 54% of devices. On its own, that number might not be very impressive, but when you consider that iOS 10 has only been available for about a month, Apple's 54% statistic carries a little more weight.

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One last (semi-secret) reason Apple bought Beats

One last (semi-secret) reason Apple bought Beats

Beyond the already-spoken reasons Apple bought Beats, it occurred to me just recently that there might've been a less obvious line of reasoning, one that had to do with the iPhone 7. On July 28th of 2016, NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service reported that, for the first time in the history of headphones, Bluetooth headphone revenue overtook non-Bluetooth. To see this coming many, many moons ahead of time, Apple may only have had to purchase the biggest brand in headphones.

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Jade Empire Special Edition kicks its way into iOS, Mac

Jade Empire Special Edition kicks its way into iOS, Mac

Mobile games are a dime a dozen these days, but very few are those that will keep you engrossed in a non-repetitive task for hours on end. That kind of experience is more common in PC, or console, games, especially those from years back. But what if you could have the best of both worlds? That’s exactly what Aspyr Media has accomplished by bringing Jade Empire, one of BioWare’s classic RPGs from PC to iOS and Mac. And this time, it isn’t one of them wizard and elf types.

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Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

An appeals court this week says that Apple is once again in a position to demand $119.6 million USD from Samsung for patent infringement. The original verdict was thrown out earlier this year - back in February - but in an 8-3 ruling the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed that order. They went on to suggest that Samsung could be liable for even more cash, depending on whether the trial judge says that Samsung did any intentional copyright infringement.

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Anki Overdrive Supertrucks Review

Anki Overdrive Supertrucks Review

The folks behind the Anki remote control car group have released a new set of vehicles for all of our racing and smashing needs: Supertrucks. These miniature beasts play in to the Anki system of infrared camera-embedded car racing like hammers in a drawer full of nails, making it a wild new experience to attempt racing cars on the same track.

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Pokemon GO gym training now involve six Pokemon

Pokemon GO gym training now involve six Pokemon

In the Pokemon games and anime, a trainer can battle with as much as 6 Pokemon, depending on the agreed rules of the battle or a gym. In fact, in the game you can really only have 6 with you at a time, sending the others back to “storage”. In Pokemon GO, however, training inside gyms has been limited to one and only one Pokemon at a time. Well, that is until now. Niantic Labs has announced an update that will finally bring gym training on par with gym battles, as well as expected Pokemon consistency, by allowing you to have six at a time during your session.

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Facebook Messenger now offers end-to-end encryption to all users

Facebook Messenger now offers end-to-end encryption to all users

Earlier this year, Facebook began testing end-to-end encryption in Messenger through a new feature called Secret Conversations. Initially the feature was only available to a select number of users, but that's been changing over the past few weeks, with Facebook rolling Secret Conversations out to every Messenger user - all 900 million of them.

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Pokemon GO still pulls in $2 million in gross revenue per day

Pokemon GO still pulls in $2 million in gross revenue per day

It isn't uncommon to see some folks on the internet claiming that Pokemon GO is dead. While it's true that you're not likely to see as many people playing as you did when Pokemon GO fever was at its peak, a recent report from Newzoo shows that the game is far from dead, still managing to pull in $2 million per day without counting the cut Apple and Google take. That certainly isn't chump change, and it shows that a significant number of people are still playing and downloading the game.

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