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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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iPhone 8 might have wireless charging, no edge-to-edge screen

iPhone 8 might have wireless charging, no edge-to-edge screen

Just when you thought all the rumors have mostly settled down, another reliable source comes dashing those hopes and expectations. Engadget managed to get hold of "highly detailed CAD files" of the iPhone 8 that they turned into some fancy-looking 3D renders. But more than just confirming the design, those engineering files hint that the iPhone 8 will get wireless charging after all. However, those same schematics show a bigger but more conventional screen as well.

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iPhone 8 prices tipped to start at $1,000

iPhone 8 prices tipped to start at $1,000

These days, leaks and rumors about Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" mostly focus on flagship features like the OLED display, lack of bezels, and possible relocation of the Touch ID sensor. But this time the latest prediction is about the expected pricing of the smartphone, and how Apple's most high-end iPhone to date will push prices to $1,000 and above in the US market.

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Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple has long positioned the iPhone's camera as a top consumer photography product, one capable of producing pro-level photos and videos including a certain Burberry fashion shoot. Mobile photography is more popular than ever and here to help improve the general quality of it is Apple, which has released a series of instructional guides and videos detailing how to shoot with the iPhone 7's camera in particular.

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Apple’s paper bag patent granted

Apple’s paper bag patent granted

Back in July of 2016, Apple filed a patent for a paper bag - here in May of 2017, Apple has been granted that patent. Invented by an impressive 22 people and filed for a term of 15 years, Apple now owns the ornamental design for the bag that Apple products come in when sold by Apple Stores. This is the sort of bag that customers feel guilty about throwing away, it's made so extremely well and designed so nicely.

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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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Apple’s Q2 2017 revenue is up despite a slump in iPhone sales

Apple’s Q2 2017 revenue is up despite a slump in iPhone sales

Apple has announced its second quarter financial results, and in it we see a surprising decrease in iPhone sales. Overall, the company reported iPhone sales totaling in at 50.76 million during the year's second quarter, a slight drop, relatively speaking, from last year's 51.19 million units. The figure ultimately falls short of analysts estimates, and may be largely due to the fabled 'iPhone 8' and its huge array of rumored features.

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Merriam-Webster’s ‘sheeple’ definition uses Apple fanboys example

Merriam-Webster’s ‘sheeple’ definition uses Apple fanboys example

Merriam-Webster just stepped in a bit of controversy with its new 'sheeple' word addition. No, it's not the addition of the word itself that is causing the arguments and hurt feelings -- it's the two examples of the word that it provides, one of which is a criticism of (a certain) Apple product and the people who buy/bought it. Not familiar with sheeple? The dictionary defines it as such: "People who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced."

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Apple patents long-distance wireless charging for iPhone, iPad

Apple patents long-distance wireless charging for iPhone, iPad

Filed all the way back in 2015, an Apple patent suggests that long-range wireless device charging might be possible. This patent suggests that Apple might use patch antennas to transfer power wirelessly. They'd transfer power at microwave frequencies (or other frequencies) and could also be used "to support millimeter wave communications." While filed back in 2015, this patent application was first published today, April 27th, 2017.

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Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

The folks at Instagram have announced that they've hit a major milestone in the brief history of their existence. They've racked up a cool 700-million monthly active users, with growth between 600M and 700M happening at a rate greater than any other 100M span they had before. Of course there were other major events in the history of this photo-based app, but none so supermassive as their most recent set of four months.

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What is “Today at Apple”?

What is “Today at Apple”?

Apple's newest plan to reinvigorate their customer community is a program called "Today at Apple". It's not a software program, but a sort of "modern-day down square" held at Apple Stores. In an expansion of the already-active events that take place on a smaller scale, Teaching sessions, interactive experiences, and demonstrations are set to be held at every single Apple Store in the world, starting in May of 2017.

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