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Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day Update and big news event for February

Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day Update and big news event for February

While Reddit chatter dwindles in the main Pokemon GO forums, diehard fans badger Niantic for clues on the next big update. This update is tipped to come at around Valentine's Day - but the possibilities aren't quite so solid as they once were. Our anonymous source with knowledge of the subject suggests that Niantic is far less likely, now, to follow the end-of-month event schedule they'd more or less set in motion in the last several months of 2016.

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Outlook on mobile is now 2 years old, add-ins added

Outlook on mobile is now 2 years old, add-ins added

Microsoft Outlook is popular (or notorious) among desktop users back when Personal Information Management suites, or PIM for short, were the hottest thing in software. That shifted a bit during the mobile revolution but now Microsoft is trying to make up for lost time. While still just a fraction of its full self, Outlook mobile is gaining what Microsoft calls add-ins that turn Outlook on your smartphone or tablet into more than just an e-mail app. And just in time, too, for the app’s second year on mobile.

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One glorious, super-fragile “iPhone 8”

One glorious, super-fragile “iPhone 8”

This afternoon we're having a peek at an iPhone 8 concept video which puts the home button on high alert. Instead of getting rid of the home button - as I expect Apple will eventually do - designer Thadeu Brandão decided the button just needed a renewed purpose. That in mind, Brandão brought the functionality of the MacBook Pro touchbar back down to the mobile universe.

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How to download Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS

How to download Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS

Release day for Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes arrived this week in an odd array of countries - the United States not included. As luck would have it, though, we've been able to download and load the game - and play the game - on our Android smartphone this afternoon. This is regardless of its Google Play Store status - but we're still waiting on the first release for iTunes for iOS devices.

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QR code scanner now built in to Chrome app

QR code scanner now built in to Chrome app

This week the folks at Google have updated the iOS (and soon the Android) version of the Chrome web browser. This update uses the camera of the device it's running on to locate and scan QR codes as well as bar codes. This update essentially does away with the need for that additional QR and barcode scanner app that's been sitting unused or barely used in our app drawers for years.

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Nintendo should take Pokemon GO away from Niantic

Nintendo should take Pokemon GO away from Niantic

Nintendo's released Super Mario Run for mobile devices and Fire Emblem Heroes soon approaches, but today we're talking about what could be. Today we're going to create the ideal game from scratch, without direct regard for how it'd get done. Today we're going to imagine what Nintendo could do to make the perfect game for mobile devices - one that'd capture the imagination and the coin from gamers and non-gamers alike, all around the world.

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Fire Emblem Heroes release begins on Android and iOS

Fire Emblem Heroes release begins on Android and iOS

Just a couple of weeks after giving its Fire Emblem mobile game a name, Nintendo is launching it on iOS and Android. Today is the day that strategy fans will be able to check out Fire Emblem Heroes, though it doesn't seem like all regions are getting it right away. The good news, however, is that it doesn't seem to be a timed exclusive for one platform, meaning it's launching on both iOS and Android at the same time.

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Pokemon GO Valentines Day update: events plus conspiracy

Pokemon GO Valentines Day update: events plus conspiracy

Pokemon GO's next update and big event could reveal several Gen 2 Pokemon to the world, available for capture and use. On the other hand, if the Pokemon Company is putting up a temporary block for the game's regular updates, there could be something fishy going on. Realistically, we won't be expecting anything to happen in Pokemon GO until just before the 14th day of this month of February: Valentine's Day.

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Super Mario Run’s Golden Goomba event has begun

Super Mario Run’s Golden Goomba event has begun

Nintendo is giving Super Mario Run players a reason to hop back into the game today, launching a new Golden Goomba event. This isn't the first event we've seen for Super Mario Run, but it's possibly the biggest yet, sending players on a game-wide hunt for these special Goombas. Finding and squashing them comes with a number of different perks as well, so serious Super Mario Run players will definitely want to partake.

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Animal Crossing mobile delayed for Fire Emblem Heroes

Animal Crossing mobile delayed for Fire Emblem Heroes

Nintendo is doing something radically new and out of character: it is responding swiftly to trends. The Japanese gaming giant, notorious for its snail-paced reaction times, has just announced a slight change in its mobile game schedule. Perhaps seeing more profits to be made in somewhat more popular franchises, Nintendo is delaying the launch of the mobile version of its Animal Crossing game. Though disappointing, it’s for a good cause, as it will be focusing its resources on the Android launch of Super Mario Run in March and, more importantly, the launch of the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game on Thursday.

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Chrome on iOS is open-sourced at last

Chrome on iOS is open-sourced at last

Google's Chrome web browser has been brought to the open source universe thanks to years of upstreaming work by its developers. Google historically kept the code for Chrome for iOS separate from the Chromium project because of what they call "constraints on the iOS platform." With iOS for iPhone and iPad, all web browsers are required to have been built on top of the WebKit rendering engine - Google just made it possible to skip that worry.

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Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads, but only a small number of users paid

Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads, but only a small number of users paid

Nintendo's recent round of earnings were bolstered by its efforts in the mobile space, led by Super Mario Run. Launched back in December for iOS, Super Mario Run got off to an excellent start, hitting 50 million downloads in just about a week's time. Today we're getting updated download numbers from Nintendo, along with a better idea of how many people actually paid to continue playing.

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