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Pokemon GO events ranked: 2017 event details listing begins

Pokemon GO events ranked: 2017 event details listing begins

This week we're taking a peek at the popularity of each Pokemon GO event thus far, ranking them to see how Niantic will handle the future. Remember this article for your future research, as it contains information that'll remain true forever. Connect these details to the details supplied in the future to see how the game continues to function through the year 2017. What kind of events should we expect?

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iPhone hits 10 years, Tim Cook says “the best is yet to come”

iPhone hits 10 years, Tim Cook says “the best is yet to come”

While phones that could run apps have been in existence before it, it’s virtually impossible today to deny how the Apple iPhone, first launched in 2007, really defined what a smartphone is. Now 10 years later, the smartphone has become embedded in people’s pockets, hands, and lives. Almost ironically, the weeks leading to the iPhone’s 10th birthday were marked by the device’s first ever disappointing, though not disheartening, numbers. So the big question is, what’s next for the iconic handheld? According to CEO Tim Cook, “the best”.

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Samsung Gear smartwatches iPhone compatible with release of new apps

Samsung Gear smartwatches iPhone compatible with release of new apps

Is 2017 going to be the year that Apple and Samsung finally start playing nice together? Apple is opening its first retail store in Samsung's home of South Korea, and now Samsung's Gear line of wearables have their own iOS apps. Ok, so maybe playing nice is still out of the picture, but at the least the latter means owners of the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit 2 can use their devices with an iPhone if they prefer.

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This is how to share iPhone Live Photos on Instagram

This is how to share iPhone Live Photos on Instagram

If you're an iPhone user and you've been itching for a way to upload your Live Photos to Instagram, then good news: you can now do exactly that by turning them into Boomerangs. Instagram is rolling out this new functionality right now, giving users a somewhat easy way to upload Live Photos to Instagram Stories. Best of all is the fact that you won't need to update the app to begin doing this - assuming your app is on the current version, you should see these features pop up automatically.

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LEGO Boost hands-on: simplifying brick robotics

LEGO Boost hands-on: simplifying brick robotics

It's almost never too early to begin learning about robotics - that's what LEGO seems to be telling us with LEGO Boost. The LEGO Boost system is a platform aimed at children 7-years and up. This is decidedly different from previous LEGO robotics sets offered in the past, like the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 which requires a bit more skill than most 7-year-olds are able to muster to make full use of.

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iPod click wheel-based iPhone OS prototype footage surfaces

iPod click wheel-based iPhone OS prototype footage surfaces

Apple historians may know that before Cupertino settled on going with iOS as the iPhone's software, it considered adapting the iPod's interface and OS to power the now-iconic smartphone, including the MP3 player's click-wheel. The original prototypes of that software have never been seen before, but frequent leaker Sonny Dickson has managed to get his hands on a selection of screenshots and even video, revealing what was once known as "AcornOS."

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Incipio OX Case adds a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

Incipio OX Case adds a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

Incipio has taken the wraps off its new OX Case, an audio-enabled iPhone 7 case that adds a headphone port to Apple’s latest smartphone. When using the case, iPhone 7 owners have access to both a Lightning port and the headphone jack, making it possible to charge the phone and use a pair of wired headphones or earbuds at the same time.

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iOS 10.3 tipped to debut in January with ‘Theater mode’

iOS 10.3 tipped to debut in January with ‘Theater mode’

Apple's iPhone was treated to the release of iOS 10.2 just a few weeks ago, including things like the new TV app and many new emoji. Beyond minor 10.2.x updates, we have no idea what Apple could be working on for iOS 10.3, but thanks to proficient leaker and tipster Sonny Dickson, we now have an idea about when to expect it, as well as a hint of a new feature.

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iPhone 7 cuts MAY be slowing

iPhone 7 cuts MAY be slowing

Sources report that Apple's production of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be cut by 10% in the first quarter of 2017. Let me be up front about this report right away - we're working with parts production numbers, which could indicate several things. That in mind, pay heed to the sign of the times: this could be another indicator that the public already has a smartphone in their pocket, and they're not quite ready to buy another.

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Aurora lights turn triangle patterns into rainbows

Aurora lights turn triangle patterns into rainbows

The folks at Nanoleaf have an interesting set of lights prepared for living rooms wishing for colorful accents with "Aurora." The Aurora system is a modular smart lighting solution that allows the user to control each panel from a smartphone. The user configures the lighting grid however they like, then turn the lights on, off, dim, and color-change all from a smartphone screen.

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Text message can crash any iPhone iOS 10 or below

Text message can crash any iPhone iOS 10 or below

Back in the spring of 2015 a text message surfaced that had the ability to crash current iPhones of the time. Apple eventually patched that flaw to prevent the crash from happening. Fast-forward to today and there is another text message floating around that can crash any iPhone that is using the native Messages app and is running iOS 10 or below.

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This iPhone feature may re-start the Android hardware wars

This iPhone feature may re-start the Android hardware wars

Apple has long been rumored to bring a set of hardcore components to the iPhone lineup - next year they just might do it. A set of patents this week shows how Apple is preparing for - or at least protecting itself in case of the eventuality of - next-level hardness in outer components. This isn't only for the iPhone, but the Apple Watch too.

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