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iOS 10.1 released: 3 reasons to upgrade

iOS 10.1 released: 3 reasons to upgrade

iOS 10.1 has arrived and with it comes a number of new features, fixes, and tweaks. The changelog for big releases like this can get pretty long, especially when there are new features coming down the pipeline like there are with iOS 10.1. With that in mind, here are three reasons to jump to the newest release of Apple's mobile operating system.

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iPhone 7 Plus update: Portrait Mode enabled

iPhone 7 Plus update: Portrait Mode enabled

Apple releases iOS 10.1 to the public for several devices including the iPhone 7 Plus with a new camera mode. The iPhone 7 Plus now has its own Depth-of-Field Effect in Beta mode with this newest update. This mode was first introduced by Apple at the event at which they also revealed the iPhone 7. This mode makes for some rather interesting results, especially if the photographer likes their photographs to look super fancy.

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Let’s get real on iPhone 8 rumors

Let’s get real on iPhone 8 rumors

Even before the iPhone 7 came out, people were speculating on what’s next for Apple’s 2017 iPhone. Some even believe Apple will skip it’s tried-and-true tick-tock release cycle and skip ahead to the iPhone 10 to coincide with the iPhone’s 10th anniversary (2007-2017; time flies). And there’s speculation the iPhone as we know it will turn into something completely different — something less like a phone and more like a pocket projector. And it’s all nonsense.

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1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold via $1M Apple Pay purchase

1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold via $1M Apple Pay purchase

In-app purchases are mostly used for things like getting extra features or unlocking additional game content, but imagine using it to purchase a car — and not just any car, but a historic Aston Martin priced at just over $1 million. That's exactly what happened in the UK this week, when local automobile auction house Coys of Kensington sold a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 within an app, completing what it says is the largest known in-app purchase, as well as the single largest Apple Pay transaction.

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Pokemon GO passes $600 million in revenue in record time

Pokemon GO passes $600 million in revenue in record time

It would appear that Pokemon GO isn't quite done breaking mobile gaming records. Even though it's no longer the powerhouse it was when it launched back in July, there's still a significant number of people playing it. That player base has helped Pokemon GO break yet another record, with App Annie saying that the mobile game has managed to pull in $600 million in revenue.

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MacBook Pro’s 2 biggest secret features get leaked

MacBook Pro’s 2 biggest secret features get leaked

The next MacBook Pro is quite likely set to appear at Apple's next event, an event set to take place on the 27th. Today we're happened upon details tipping two of the next MacBook's most major features. One of these is a touchscreen that sits just above the keyboard of the notebook, the other is a button.

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The Apple October 27 Mac event is official: 3 things to expect

The Apple October 27 Mac event is official: 3 things to expect

Apple reveals invites for their next big tech event - rumored to hold the next MacBook Pro. This event will be taking place on the 27th of October, 2016, and is set to take place on Apple Campus proper. This means it'll be an event where hardware will be appearing. The invite also implies that we'll be seeing a product that we've not seen for a while.

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3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

Pokemon GO is at a point where there just as many reasons to quit playing as there are to stay. What we're going to explore today is why, after months of being king, Pokemon GO becomes a conundrum. Users have to decide if the reasons to keep playing outweigh the reasons to just give up. For those that spend hours per day on a game like this, the struggle is real.

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iOS update 10.0.3 released: here’s why you should upgrade

iOS update 10.0.3 released: here’s why you should upgrade

The newest update for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is out right this minute, including one priority bug fix. This priority bug fix makes temporary cellular cut-outs a thing of the past for iPhone 7 users. This bug turned up in some - not all, but some - iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units in their first few weeks on the market.

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Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe

Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe

Pokemon Go's most recent update has placed a new block on unsafe playing activities. One of the features we suggested should be in place from the start is now part of the game in a big way: a block on driving. This block on driving affects all players the game detects moving at 30 miles per hour or higher. Once the game detects a player moving too fast, all Pokemon spawns disappear.

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Pokemon Go tracking tool FastPokeMap on the verge of making a comeback

Pokemon Go tracking tool FastPokeMap on the verge of making a comeback

Pokemon Go received a sizable update earlier this week, with new additions like catch bonuses and the ability to use up to six Pokemon when gym training. If this has you excited to get back out and hunt some Pokemon this weekend, possibly after taking a break from the game, you might soon have the ability to take advantage of one of players' favorite third-party tools: the live monster-tracking map FastPokeMap.

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Anki Cozmo Review : the best smart toy of the year

Anki Cozmo Review : the best smart toy of the year

In reviewing Anki's Cozmo robot we've confirmed that the future will be full of fun robots - not at all like the Terminators we've come to fear. Perhaps the terror fears of rogue AI had by the greatest minds in modern science and engineering were not meant to come into fruition. Perhaps, instead, companies like Sphero and Anki have found the safe path forward by creating robots that are enjoyable and safe at the same time!

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