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OnePlus 5T narrowly beats iPhone X in speed

OnePlus 5T narrowly beats iPhone X in speed

Apple has always been lauded for how it is able to squeeze out maximum performance from its hardware. And that has become even more evident when it started making its own A processors. Indeed, recent benchmarks have shown the Apple A11 processor to run circles around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. But benchmarks are one thing, real-world performance is another. And in one rare instance, when pit against the newly launched OnePlus 5T, an Android phone might have had the last laugh.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a surprise for iOS and Android

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a surprise for iOS and Android

Well, this is a pleasant little surprise: just a day after announcing the release date for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo has launched the game early. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now live on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, launching a day earlier than its originally announced release date of November 22. This is true at least for the US, though this roll out is likely happening across multiple regions.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches globally this week

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches globally this week

Just in time for the Thanksgiving, which usually means a lot of time to kill, Nintendo will be fully opening the Animal Crossing floodgates this week. It’s third major mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Edition will probably be even more of niche title compared to Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, which could make it a huge gamble for the gaming giant. At the same time, Animal Crossing: Pocket Edition could be the perfect title to introduce a younger generation of would be gamers to Nintendo’s name.

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Pokemon GO Global Catch event needs 3 billion catches in a week

Pokemon GO Global Catch event needs 3 billion catches in a week

Pokemon GO has been credited, half in jest, to have gotten usually sedentary people walking again. And bumping into structures or getting into accidents. Some players, however, have taken the game to heart, sometimes traveling miles or even to other countries to catch ‘em all. Capitalizing on that, Niantic Labs has is making “Pokemon GO Travel” a formal thing. And it is kicking things off with a nearly impossible Global Catch Challenge that will last until November 26.

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TIDAL app gets Sonos speaker control feature on Android and iOS

TIDAL app gets Sonos speaker control feature on Android and iOS

The TIDAL music app is on the receiving end of an update that adds an important feature for Sonos users: the ability to control their speakers from within the streaming app. The feature arrived in the most recent updates for both the Android and iOS apps, making it possible to control the wireless speakers without leaving the TIDAL app.

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iOS 11.1.2 release fixes iPhone X cold screen issue

iOS 11.1.2 release fixes iPhone X cold screen issue

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, promising to address the iPhone X cold screen issue where owners of the flagship smartphone reported their touchscreens weren't responding as expected. The issue, which first began surfacing earlier this month, was limited to colder locations. iPhone X owners found that the multitouch OLED screen on the smartphone would be sluggish to respond to taps or swipes, or simply stop responding altogether.

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Duolingo finally adds Chinese course after much difficulty

Duolingo finally adds Chinese course after much difficulty

Given its popularity and use as the lingua franca in the world, especially over the Internet, you’d think that English is the most used language in the world. Not quite. That distinction belongs to the Chinese language, spoken by nearly two billion people all over the planet. But despite having the numbers, it is considered to be one of the hardest languages to learn. Which is why, despite being the most requested language in its five years of existence, it is only now that language learning service Duolingo is able to add Chinese to its roster.

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YouTube now selling you Ticketmaster tickets

YouTube now selling you Ticketmaster tickets

YouTube won't cost any more cash than it does already, but soon you'll see concert tickets offered on music artist videos. This is the way of the future. This is the day YouTube joined forces with Ticketmaster in a partnership that found a super inventive way to jam another thing to buy into your content stream.

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iOS 11.2 beta now tells what Wi-Fi, Bluetooth toggles really do

iOS 11.2 beta now tells what Wi-Fi, Bluetooth toggles really do

iOS 11 introduced some of the biggest changes in the mobile platform we've seen in years. Those include very big and very visible changes, like the new dock, the Files app, and the new Control Center. There were, however, also hidden ones, at least one of which as made iOS users unamused. Apple didn't exactly make it known that the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in Control Center no longer worked the way the used to. But that may be changing in iOS 11.2, where users will be greeted with a large block of text informing them what's really going on.

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iPhone 2018 extends the notch to 3-phone lineup

iPhone 2018 extends the notch to 3-phone lineup

Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup may throw you for a loop. At least, that's if the company releases the devices KGI predicts. This non-official, predicted lineup includes three iPhone models - all three with the notch of the iPhone X. These three models won't fit the profile of the lineup currently on display at Apple - they'll switch the premium crown from 1 to 2.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Pokemon GO’s mistakes rectified

Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Pokemon GO’s mistakes rectified

This week we're having a deeper look at what Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will bring to the world of AR GPS-based gaming. This means working on what Ingress and Pokemon GO have done, bringing HP: Wizards Unite up to speed to do as well or better than its predecessors. Where will Harry Potter: Wizards Unite do well where Ingress and/or Pokemon GO have failed?

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Some iPhone X displays have developed a bright green line

Some iPhone X displays have developed a bright green line

Some iPhone X owners are reporting that a bright green line has developed on their handset's display. The line is terribly thick on some phones, though very slim on others, typically running vertically from top to bottom on either the right or left side. Restarting the phone doesn't get rid of the green line, according to affected users, who say that Apple is replacing the devices with new units.

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