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This awesome iPhone 8 concept puts the camera in the Apple

This awesome iPhone 8 concept puts the camera in the Apple

Today we're looking at a concept design for the "iPhone 8" - or what might end up being called the iPhone 7s. What's particularly unique about this design isn't its ability to blow away the competition with higher-grade specifications or the newest materials in the world. Instead, this design aims at taking command of the smartphone market by putting the back-facing camera in an Apple logo.

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Shazam speeds up song identification with new Android shortcut

Shazam speeds up song identification with new Android shortcut

Shazam, the app for identifying songs, has just made it easier to get an ID before the song ends. Both the Android and iOS apps have been updated with new features, and the Android app in particular has received a firm-press shortcut to instantly start to 'shazaming,' cutting down on both taps and time. There's a small catch, though, if you want to use this feature.

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Ninja Spinki Challenges is Flappy Bird creator’s latest mobile game

Ninja Spinki Challenges is Flappy Bird creator’s latest mobile game

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has launched a new mobile game under his .Gears studio, and it is called Ninja Spinki Challenges. Like Flappy Bird before it, Nguyen designed the game to be ultra-challenging, the same feature that caused ample lamentations and more than a bit of drama at the time. As of Thursday, the new mobile game is available to download from both Google Play and the App Store.

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Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event transfer plus Valentine’s Day

Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event transfer plus Valentine’s Day

Plans for the next Pokemon GO event have been made for Valentine's Day - and the time is ripe for more Gen 2 monsters. All code changes up unto this point in APK updates suggest the imminent release of another wave of Gen 2 Pokemon. As we've heard little of updates from Niantic since the last "in coming weeks" before the end of the year, one could safely assume some sort of big update is coming soon.

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Twitter Explore dumps trends, moments, search in one place

Twitter Explore dumps trends, moments, search in one place

With the thousands of pieces of information now available to us via the Internet, sifting through the noise to find the things we want has become almost an epic quest. Sure, there’s such a thing called “search”, but even that returns hundreds of results. There’s still something to be said about organizing information in a more relevant manner, which is what Twitter has done with its new Explore tab, which offers a one stop shop to discover tweets that may be of interest to you.

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LG Pocket Photo 2017 keeps what works, adds a trunk

LG Pocket Photo 2017 keeps what works, adds a trunk

This week the folks at LG have reintroduced their Pocket Photo printer, revealing a 2017 edition with a tiny trunk. This device is small enough to fit in a pocket - as were past editions - and prints to tiny photo paper. According to LG Korea, this device "will lead to more sustainable, easier pocket photos in the compact photo printer market" (rough translation).

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Android Wear 2.0’s final dev preview includes iOS support

Android Wear 2.0’s final dev preview includes iOS support

Unlike most fitness trackers and some exceptions like the late Pebble, smartwatch platforms such as Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS are pretty much like walled gardens. Trying to show that it wants to play fair, Google has slowly opened up Android Wear for those without Android phones, a.k.a. iPhone users. In the fifth and last developer preview for Android Wear 2.0, Google is taking that one step further by making it possible to install Android Wear apps even without an Android phone at all.

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Apple will let developers respond to reviews on App Store

Apple will let developers respond to reviews on App Store

If you browse app reviews on the Google Play store, you’re likely to see some reviews that have responses from the app’s developer. That’s a great way to get more clarity on a potential issue or pending feature, but one that has thus far not been provided to iOS users. That’ll be changing soon, with Apple revealing that it’ll allow developers to response to app reviews on the App Store.

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WhatsApp for iOS updated with offline messages queue

WhatsApp for iOS updated with offline messages queue

WhatsApp has released an update for its iOS app, bringing it up to version 2.17.1. The update brings a few changes to the iOS messaging app, perhaps the most notable being the new queue for offline messages. When WhatsApp users on iPhone don’t have an Internet connection, they can still send messages, which will be added to a messaging queue and sent to the recipient the next time the handset has a connection.

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iOS 10.3 Dev Beta update brings AirPods to Find My iPhone

iOS 10.3 Dev Beta update brings AirPods to Find My iPhone

This morning Apple released iOS version 10.3 Developer Seed software to iPhones, pushing with it a number of new features. To be abundantly clear up front, this is not the public beta version of the software, it's the Developer Beta, which means the public will need to wait a bit longer to get their hands on this software for everyday use. In this newest update, users of Apple's own AirPods with the help of Bluetooth and a secondary device.

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Pokemon Duel download: official app aims to capitalize on GO!

Pokemon Duel download: official app aims to capitalize on GO!

Gamers enraptured by Pokemon GO but saddened by the lack of Bidoof have been targeted by the official Pokemon company with a new app. This app is a game by the name of Pokemon Duel, and it's been made for the masses. While a version of this game has been available in Japan for a period of time, the release of Pokemon Duel in the United States and around the world in English has just been made today for the first time.

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iOS 11 rumored to introduce FaceTime group video calls

iOS 11 rumored to introduce FaceTime group video calls

Ever since its introduction, Apple's FaceTime has been limited to call between two people, regardless of the device being used. This might finally be changing later this year, as a new rumor suggests that the upcoming iOS 11 will have FaceTime supporting group video calls. While we're still several months away from iOS 11's likely debut at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, a group call feature would have FaceTime catching up with rival platforms such as Skype and Google Hangouts.

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