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Google Assistant released for iPhone [Download now]

Google Assistant released for iPhone [Download now]

Users will be able to take advantage of Google Assistant on the iPhone starting today. This update to the Google software space for iOS devices makes the iPhone have a real competitor for Siri - again, or for the firs time, depending on how you look at it. This update does not come to Google Search, but is instead delivered to the iPhone as a separate app.

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Pokemon GO Update: This Rock Event News’ implications

Pokemon GO Update: This Rock Event News’ implications

News of the Pokemon GO Rock Event suggests that Promo Codes are right around the corner - and that Adventure Week is about to begin. Today we're going to make the event and preparation for the event easy for all users to digest. This event begins on Thursday in the afternoon - starting at 1PM Pacific Time, which is also noon 2PM Mountain Time, 3PM Central Time, and 4PM Eastern Time. If you live somewhere else in the world, you're on your own!

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Go-tcha Review for Pokemon GO [Auto Update Auto-Catch Time!]

Go-tcha Review for Pokemon GO [Auto Update Auto-Catch Time!]

Over the past couple of weeks I've been using a Go-tcha Wristband for Pokemon GO. This Pokemon GO Gotcha (or however you want to write it) is essentially a Pokemon GO Plus with its button held down. It comes from the folks at Codejunkies, a group who specialize in the sort of devices that are akin to a modern-day Nintendo Game Genie. Cheaters without cheating, winning games because they're very good at backwards engineering.

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Instagram update with Face Filters, Rewind Video, New Hashtag [APK Download]

Instagram update with Face Filters, Rewind Video, New Hashtag [APK Download]

This morning the folks at Instagram updated their app for multiple platforms with a bunch of new features. This update's most significant feature addition is Face Filters - making Instagram, again, more like Snapchat. Again - and more significant in form than ever before, right up close and personal with our faces. Also there's a new way to put a hashtag in a piece of media - so there'll be more hashtags to connect to other hashtags.

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Google Assistant tipped to land on iOS soon

Google Assistant tipped to land on iOS soon

Tech companies have been freezing hell over so many times it might as well be an arctic wasteland. The latest attempt at lowering down those burning temperatures will allegedly come from Google. According to Android Police's "trusted source", Apple's numero uno rival will be bringing its still young Google Assistant to iOS. How Google plans on competing with Siri, which has a home court advantage, remains to be revealed.

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SketchAR app uses augmented reality to make anyone an artist

SketchAR app uses augmented reality to make anyone an artist

Until now, drawing or painting a decent image required one of two things: either actual skill or a lightbox upon which a finished photo could be traced onto a fresh sheet of paper. Thanks to modern technology, though, both those things are a thing of the past (for the casual doodler, that is). SketchAR uses a smartphone's own camera and augmented reality technology to overlay an image onto a blank sheet of paper where the 'artist' can then sketch it by hand.

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Zelda mobile game tipped to come after Animal Crossing

Zelda mobile game tipped to come after Animal Crossing

How serious is Nintendo about the mobile gaming market? Apparently serious enough to bring its second most popular franchise to smartphones. Sources familiar with the matter claim that the Japanese gaming giant is planning to bring The Legend of Zelda to mobile, and it might be doing so not long after it launches Animal Crossing on mobile later this year. But like anything related to the intersection of Nintendo and mobile, it's exact form is still unknown.

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The Sims Mobile will offer core Sims gameplay on iOS and Android

The Sims Mobile will offer core Sims gameplay on iOS and Android

Here in 2017, The Sims certainly seems to be one of those perennial game franchises. The series has been going strong since 2000, but its success has been mostly limited to the PC platform. Electronic Arts is looking to change that later this year by launching The Sims Mobile on Android and iOS.

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How to post a GIF on Instagram

How to post a GIF on Instagram

Today we're having a peek at the latest step-by-step process a person would have to take on Android or iOS to post a GIF on Instagram. Strictly speaking, there are no ".GIF" files on Instagram at the moment - any that are, aren't animated. There is a way to deliver the moving image picture that is the GIF to Instagram, however, in the form of a tiny converted video clip.

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Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

PCs may have finally caught a break in the first quarter of 2017, but the same can't be said of tablets. At least, that's the depressing (for tablets) picture that IDC is painting. As of Q1 2017, the tablet market has only shipped 36.2 million, a year-over-year drop of 8.5%. More than just the disappointing numbers, this marks the tenth quarter that tablet numbers have been sinking. Which means that tablets have started to wane for more than two years now.

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Houzz app uses augmented reality to let users preview furniture in their home

Houzz app uses augmented reality to let users preview furniture in their home

Shopping online has become increasingly popular, but only for certain things. Buying clothing and furniture online remains difficult for various reasons; when it comes for furniture, knowing how it'll look in your home is half the battle. Houzz has released a new app feature to address that, one that leverages augmented reality to let prospective buyers 'see' a particular item in their home in real time. This feature differs from the previously launched one that put 2D furniture in photos of users' homes.

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Pokemon GO Promo Codes with Item Unlocks Updated

Pokemon GO Promo Codes with Item Unlocks Updated

Live as of this morning, Pokemon GO Promo Codes are being entered into the game en masse for item redemptions. As of the publishing of this article, the folks at Niantic suggest that Promo Codes will be used to "unlock items with exclusive Pokemon GO promotions." This means that we'll be posting all the codes available just as soon as they're made available - assuming Niantic doesn't tie each individual code to the user.

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