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Minecraft’s biggest update ever (happens today)

Minecraft’s biggest update ever (happens today)

Today is the biggest day in Minecraft history - if you don't count that one time the game went mobile. This is the first day when cross-platform play is live for all major Minecraft platforms. That means that Minecraft on Xbox One, Minecraft Mobile, Minecraft VR, and Minecraft for Windows 10 are all in the same universe. As Microsoft said in a release today, "Say goodbye to 'Minecraft: Xbox One Edition' or 'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition' and hello to a universal 'Minecraft!'"

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iOS 11 released: Here’s what to do to download

iOS 11 released: Here’s what to do to download

The official final build of iOS 11 was released today by Apple, now it's time to hit the download button. The download button is actually an UPDATE button - but still. Time to hit it. This software is the latest in a long line of iOS builds for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch back several generations.

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Nexus 4 Android Oreo build released (in the night!)

Nexus 4 Android Oreo build released (in the night!)

Google's announcement on Android Oreo suggested that not every Google-made and Google-sold Android smartphone would be getting the update. However, as often happens with these sorts of things, there's a developer out there with enough tenacity to bash this software into shape - or into the right shape for the job. In this case, that means bringing an Android Oreo to the LG-made Nexus 4.

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iOS 11 release is tomorrow: Our essential ‘getting ready’ list

iOS 11 release is tomorrow: Our essential ‘getting ready’ list

Apple's iOS 11 was announced to be released tomorrow for all devices capable of its download. This release changes a lot of features for the iPad - especially the iPad Pro, and a significant amount for all versions of the iPhone. Today we're running down a few items that all iPhone users (and iPad and iPod Touch users) should be aware of before download time comes.

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Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Google has pushed out a Gmail for Android update, and it brings some relatively minor -- but visually distinct -- changes. Namely, swiping to archive an email is now presented in a different way, giving users access to an undo button located at the bottom of the screen. This placement makes it easy to undo the archiving using your thumb while gripping the phone.

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These Motorola phones will get the Android Oreo update

These Motorola phones will get the Android Oreo update

Motorola has just announced the list of its smartphones that will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. A dozen handsets have made the list, many of them being exactly what we expected: the moto z and its various variants, moto z2 Play / Force Edition, and more. Motorola also has an online tool that allows its handset owners to select their carrier and phone to find out if/when it'll be updated.

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Slack Shared Channels make it easy to work with anyone

Slack Shared Channels make it easy to work with anyone

Slack has announced a new feature called Shared Channels that enables teams to use the service with anyone, eliminating the hassle of adding guests into the mix. One example is a client -- it is arguably easier to work with a client through Slack with its various features than it is to keep batting emails back and forth. That's where a Shared Channel comes into play.

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Pokemon GO Raid news: Mewtwo time, EX pass live!

Pokemon GO Raid news: Mewtwo time, EX pass live!

Mewtwo's coming is imminent in Pokemon GO as EX Raid passes (Exclusive Raid Passes) were first passed out today. One of the very first people to attain an EX Raid Pass was the user known as Broseph23. The Raid Pass suggested that the first EX Raid in his area would take place on September 7th, starting at 4PM and lasting until 6PM.

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Android Oreo update lets apps dismiss lock screen

Android Oreo update lets apps dismiss lock screen

This week developers discovered a new feature in Android Oreo not really emphasized as very important by Google before. The feature discovered was the ability to allow apps to dismiss the Android lock screen when the lock screen has no pin code, password, or pattern. This feature also allows apps to bypass the lock screen when the device is already technically unlocked thanks to Smart Lock.

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Android Oreo update news: Nokia just made a BIG promise

Android Oreo update news: Nokia just made a BIG promise

Android Oreo was announced to be coming to all current-age Nokia smartphones over the weekend. The timing of these updates is not yet known, but Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer for HMD Global seems to believe that the company is ready and capable of bringing the newest version of Oreo to all new Nokia phones. HMD Global is the company that currently licenses the Nokia brand name to create smartphones with what remains of the original Nokia company.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

The ship date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has been set, and it'll be bringing Mixed Reality Headsets along with it. This update will also include items like enhancements in gaming, security, and accessibility, as well as a new photos experience that accesses photos, videos, and 3D effects right out the box. This is the fourth major update to Windows 10, bringing creativity-centered features aplenty.

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Pokemon GO down just as new Legendary raids appear!

Pokemon GO down just as new Legendary raids appear!

At news of a new battle system this morning, Pokemon GO was left in the lurch, knocking thousands of players offline at once. This problem began at around 8:30 AM Eastern Time and does not yet seem to be subsiding as this article goes life. This isn't the first time this has happened, but it's the first time in a LONG time that it's happened - these sort of problems seem to have largely been put in the past as Pokemon GO's userbase evens out to levels Niantic can handle.

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