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Instagram Live update brings split screen live videos with friends

Instagram Live update brings split screen live videos with friends

By most accounts, Instagram Live has been a success with users since it was rolled out as part of Stories nearly a year ago. The entire time, Instagram has been bolstering Live with new features, whether it's adding replays from your Live broadcasts to your Story or tossing in some Snapchat-like face filters as your friends watch. Today, Instagram announced perhaps the biggest new feature for Live since it launched: the ability to broadcast alongside a friend.

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New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

Amazon released what amounts to a full reboot of their Kindle app this week, for both Android and iOS. This new version of said app includes a fully redesigned inside and out, making a bunch of relatively small adjustments all add up to one major change. This version of the app taps into the Goodreads community, too, allowing users to learn from friends' reading habits and rate their own books on an already-established platform.

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Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8 Plus drop tests push glass to the limits

Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8 Plus drop tests push glass to the limits

OEMs’ move to covering smartphones with glass may be a double-edged sword in terms of durability. Glass is often sturdier, giving the phone better structural integrity. But it’s also less malleable and often more prone to getting cracked on impact. So how strong is the glass on the faces and backs of our phones? Phonebuff took the two latest kings of the market, the Pixel 2 XL and the iPhone 8 Plus, and put them through an excruciating series of drop tests to find out.

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HQ is a live trivia game app from the makers of Vine

HQ is a live trivia game app from the makers of Vine

If you enjoy playing simple games on your iPhone but have grown tired of the typical puzzle and action titles, the new app HQ could be a breath of fresh air. Inspired by gameshows like Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, HQ is a trivia game that played live twice a day, complete with a real host. It's created by the co-founders of Vine, the 6-second video app that was acquired by Twitter and eventually shuttered, and available now on the iOS App Store for free.

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Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was tipped to host a visit from Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams in Taiwan later this week. Williams is reportedly visiting Taiwan for the 30th anniversary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with an event taking place on October 23rd. It is likely Foxconn's assembly of the iPhone X and potential supply constraints will be on the table during the chat between the company executives.

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iPhone X release nightmare: Here’s the problem

iPhone X release nightmare: Here’s the problem

The iPhone X launch was a problem since it was announced - but a bit of analysis today suggests Apple's troubles are ending soon. While billboards, underground tram ads, and video spots run rampant across the world for iPhone X, behind the scenes Apple's pushing the line when it comes to manufacturing. New parts, an entirely new build, and technology that the company's not used in a production-level device before - it was bound to be at least a little bit of a struggle for a company as large as Apple.

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Pokemon GO Halloween Gen 3 confirmed : What we missed!

Pokemon GO Halloween Gen 3 confirmed : What we missed!

Niantic's Pokemon GO today confirmed an official Halloween event update, and the details are top notch! Believe it or not, the one detail we got wrong was the date. While last year's Halloween event lasted only a few short days, this event's about to go ALL OUT. Instead of starting in the middle of next week, lasting until Halloween, Pokemon GO's Halloween 2017 event starts tomorrow!

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Pokemon GO Halloween just got REAL (Gen 3 real)

Pokemon GO Halloween just got REAL (Gen 3 real)

This morning the latest build of Pokemon GO for Android revealed a collection of changes just before Halloween. This set of changes falls in the category of "oh my goodness this could mean something big" - with regard to the third full generation of Pokemon in the game. An in-game data update just like the one we're seeing today occurred just days before the full release of Pokemon GO's Gen 2.

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Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

The Bento Stack was announced today by Function 101 in an effort to easily contain the many Apple cords, dongles, and accessories some users use. This includes holding the Apple Pencil, the MacBook Pro power cord, the AirPods, and etcetera. Much like the original Japanese-designed lunch box system, this Bento Box stacks up and keeps things tidy. Especially dongles - all the dongles.

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Gmail iOS beta’s big change makes it the must-have email app

Gmail iOS beta’s big change makes it the must-have email app

Google has launched a new beta test on iOS, and it's giving Gmail users the ability to view non-Google accounts in their Gmail app. Android and web users have been able to do this for a while, but now Google has deemed iOS users worthy of the feature as well. Getting started with the beta test is pretty easy, as it only requires that you fill out a short questionnaire and meet a few requirements.

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Pokemon GO Halloween event : News on Witch Hat Pikachu!

Pokemon GO Halloween event : News on Witch Hat Pikachu!

Pokemon GO and the Halloween event of 2017 has been spilled once again, straight from the guts of the game itself! This time we're working with some code and an image from the game's release on the Apple App Store. In an image which will probably be joined by Niantic's reveal of the event soon, the cutest member of this year's spookiest event is shown: Witch Hat Pikachu!

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Pokemon GO Halloween event spoilers: 3rd Gen and… Mimikyu

Pokemon GO Halloween event spoilers: 3rd Gen and… Mimikyu

Pokemon GO Halloween 2017 is about to be lit - complete with Gen 3 Pokemon and more Ghost-types than you can wag a stick at. Previous to this weekend we'd been running with a tip that stuck with the Darkness of Pokemon GO's 2nd Halloween and those Pokemon available in the game right this minute. Now, it would seem, Niantic's pushed up their plans to release Gen 3 Pokemon in the game, not least of all because that means a much larger abundance of Ghost Type Pokemon! NOTE: The following article includes SPOILERS for the next update to Pokemon GO!

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