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Pokemon GO Anniversary Event news: download now! [APK]

Pokemon GO Anniversary Event news: download now! [APK]

The next Pokemon GO Update was announced today by Niantic in the form of an Anniversary Event. This is the 1-year anniversary of Pokemon GO, a game which was formally released on the 5th of July, 2017 - but whose event will begin just a bit later. This event will feature a brand new version of Pikachu which will be available for a limited time in the wild.

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Kado is a wall charger that fits in your wallet

Kado is a wall charger that fits in your wallet

There are two problems when trying to charge via wall sockets. One, there are so few such outlets. Two, wall chargers take up precious space. Even the iPhone's charger, short as it may be, is a fat and thick cube. If you're the type that obsesses over whether you have room for a charger in your bag, let alone your pocket, then the Kado is for you. It's a wall charger that is not only thinner than the thinnest smartphone, it thin enough to even fit inside your wallet.

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July Update for Nexus and Pixel Androids [Download]

July Update for Nexus and Pixel Androids [Download]

This week the folks at Google have released July's batch of Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel devices for the month of July. This is not the same sort of update a user would look for if they wanted the newest version of Android complete with a pile of new features. Instead, it's the newest version of Android with Google's latest security features, tweaks, fixes, and the like. This is the behind the scenes update.

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Nokia and Xiaomi join forces: global mobile incoming

Nokia and Xiaomi join forces: global mobile incoming

Two power teams of mobile device creators have joined forces this week: Xiaomi and Nokia. Nokia is a legendary mobile phone maker that's gone through some unprecedented changes over the last few years. Xiaomi is still a relative up-and-comer in the business, based in China and set to expand across the whole earth with their high-quality low-cost devices.

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Best open source apps for Android & iOS in 2017

Best open source apps for Android & iOS in 2017

Our mobile devices, particularly our smartphones, have practically become extensions of our persons. And yet we do not treat them with the same guarded vigilance as we do our homes. Whereas we, most often than not, scrutinize almost everything that comes or is added into our abodes, we willy-nilly install apps sometimes with wanton disregard for what they might contain. Granted, the ease of installing and sheer number of apps make it statistically impossible to scrutinize each and every one. Not to mention technically difficult if the app's source code is unavailable.

Fortunately, there is a class of apps available under an open source license that makes it not only easier to inspect what gets installed on your phone but even take the app in new directions should the need arise. Here are some of the best open source apps for Android as well as iOS.

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Android’s Google Search looks new and Pixel-friendly

Android’s Google Search looks new and Pixel-friendly

This weekend Google began rolling out changes to its mobile search results UI. Instead of flat, sharp corners, each result in Google search has a softer, rounder edge. Instead of having nothing in the upper right-hand corner of each search result, this new layout includes four friendly little dots that correspond with the 4 colors of the Google Logo and newest Android OS startup.

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Pokemon GO Update’s RAID Bug: a glitch is stealing monsters!

Pokemon GO Update’s RAID Bug: a glitch is stealing monsters!

There's a bug in Pokemon GO at the moment, a bug that appeared with the latest update to the game's files. This most recent bug has to do with RAID Battles with Pokemon Gym users, attackers, defenders, and participants. User find themselves submitting a Pokemon to a Pokemon Gym to either defend a Pokemon Gym or participate in a Pokemon RAID Boss Battle and - poof - their Pokemon is locked away forever, acquiring no coins, battling no monsters.

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This iPhone 8 Touch ID report is getting people worried

This iPhone 8 Touch ID report is getting people worried

A bit of a cautious interpretation of iPhone 8 news is necessary in light of the possibilities. A report from analysts at KGI suggests that Apple is having a bit of a hard time getting an under-OLED display Touch ID sensor to work. As such, some potential user worry has grown a bit out of hand - suggesting they've understood this to mean that there won't be any Touch ID sensor at all.

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Samsung is obsessed with making batteries that won’t explode

Samsung is obsessed with making batteries that won’t explode

Some might call it necessary progress. Others will most likely see it as trauma. Whichever way you look at it, Samsung's misfortune might indirectly benefit the smartphone industry, even the battery industry, as a whole. Samsung SDI, the company's beleaguered battery making arm, is now reported to be a year or two away from producing solid state batteries that will no longer cause smartphones, or even electric vehicles, to explode.

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Google Play updates will finally show changes inline

Google Play updates will finally show changes inline

The Google Play Store is a rather ironic part of Google's ecosystem. For a company that puts information at your fingertips in Search, it seems to make it so difficult to extract information in its Play Store app and website. For example, it was only recently that Google even added the option to sort your installed apps. Soon, it will finally have the ability to show you exactly what you're getting when you update an app, without having to go through different screens to do so.

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Google Fi’s mystery phone may be Moto X4

Google Fi’s mystery phone may be Moto X4

By the end of the year here in 2017, Google Fi will have a new smartphone for sale. This device was revealed to be part of the company's plans earlier this week - and today the actual model has been leaked. Much like what we'd anticipated in our crystal ball analysis of the situation, the tip given today is that Motorola will be part of the Project Fi experience in not too long.

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This Moto Z2 Play Moto Mod seemed absurd at first, now it’s my favorite

This Moto Z2 Play Moto Mod seemed absurd at first, now it’s my favorite

The JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod makes the Moto Z2 Play downright thick. I'd laid hands on a few Moto Mods before and I'd even used the Moto Z for a while when it was first revealed. But until now, I'd not been convinced that Motorola's implementation of a modular smartphone accessory system was worth the effort. With the release of the second wave of Moto Mods with the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Play, I've seen the light. And it comes from the speaker masters at JBL.

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