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Windows 11 “modern design” released for Windows 10

Windows 11 “modern design” released for Windows 10

If you're looking for a way to get just a taste of Windows 11 without taking the full dive, Microsoft has a way. Today Windows 10 Insiders have the ability to download and load the newest design for the Microsoft Store. It doesn't appear exactly as you'd see it with Windows 11, but it's close enough to get you ready to make that final leap.

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Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

There's a change going on in social networking apps with Android 12, starting with Pixel 6. This device - and the Pixel 6 Pro - are both ready to roll with multi-camera use in social networking apps that are ready to implement the change. The change comes in the newest camera API with Android 12, but it doesn't necessarily work with every single device that can currently run Android 12.

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iOS 15.1 released: Why you should upgrade right now

iOS 15.1 released: Why you should upgrade right now

Today Apple released iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 with a collection of feature upgrades and bug fixes aplenty. Apple's list of fixes with this free update included subject matter like lockscreen pausing, WiFi detection, Wallet closure, Photos app storage, and Weather app reporting. This update also brought a set of security updates for all devices able to run iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 on October 25, 2021.

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Pokemon GO November 2021: Dia de Muertos and events galore

Pokemon GO November 2021: Dia de Muertos and events galore

Today we're taking a peek at the calendar for the month of November, 2021. It begins on November 1, 2021 with two events and one launch. There's GO Battle Day starting at 12AM local time (that's right as the day switches from October 31 to November 1). There'll also be a Dia de Muertos on November 1 that'll start at 10AM local time- no matter where you live in the world.

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Shiny Darkrai counters in Pokemon GO Halloween 2021

Shiny Darkrai counters in Pokemon GO Halloween 2021

Darkrai counters in Pokemon GO for Raid Boss Battles are here! It's time to get going on the second part of Halloween in Pokemon GO, and the big boss - non-Mega - is Darkrai! To take this monster on, winning style, you'll need plenty of Fighting-type, Fairy-type, or Bug-type Pokemon. You'll also be happy to know that Shiny Darkrai IS in the game, and your potential for finding a Shiny Darkrai is not altogether terrible!

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Ubisoft keeps up Assassin’s Creed education trend with Discovery Tour: Viking Age

Ubisoft keeps up Assassin’s Creed education trend with Discovery Tour: Viking Age

Ubisoft released the educational iteration of their latest big Assassin's Creed title Valhalla this week. Like each of the other Assassin's Creed games that've been released over the past half-decade, Ubisoft put a significant amount of work in research into the history of our world and humanity to create an authentic experience with their game. The title Discovery Tour: Viking Age takes the work done for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, and puts it in an entirely educational package.

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Snapchat Quick Tap to Snap on Pixel 6 may be first of many

Snapchat Quick Tap to Snap on Pixel 6 may be first of many

This morning Google and Snap announced a set of features that'll launch on Google Pixel 6 exclusively. Or exclusively for a period of time, at least. This will be the first time the Snapchat Camera will be "accessible directly from a phone lock screen."

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Minecraft Mob vote 2021 winner: Allay!

Minecraft Mob vote 2021 winner: Allay!

Today we're taking another look at the newest member of the Minecraft mob universe: Allay! This is the winner of the Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote that also included the glare and copper golem. We MIGHT see those other mobs added to the game at some other point in the game - but there is no guarantee. What we ARE guaranteed is allay, the most helpful mob of all!

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You’re wrong about the Windows 11 3D emoji bait-and-switch

You’re wrong about the Windows 11 3D emoji bait-and-switch

Microsoft presented final emoji graphics for Windows 11 this week, and some users are displeased. It would appear that Microsoft's earlier presentation of emoji design changes for Windows 11 wasn't entirely on-point. It wasn't particularly accurate, if we're talking about the presentation matching the final product - and we apparently were not.

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Power Up Pokestops in Pokemon GO: What do I get?

Power Up Pokestops in Pokemon GO: What do I get?

Today we get our first look at Power Up Pokestops, a new game mechanic in Pokemon GO. This system delivers bonus items and features based on the leveling up of each individual stop. TO BE CLEAR: This might not all work right this minute - Niantic JUST launched the feature, so it may need some work!

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Shiny Pokemon GO Halloween 2021 is a banger

Shiny Pokemon GO Halloween 2021 is a banger

This week the best event in the Pokemon GO universe takes place starting on October 15, 2021. This is Pokemon GO Halloween, an event that just keeps getting bigger and better the longer the game is up and in action. Today we're taking a peek at the Shiny Pokemon that'll be available in this Halloween event as an addendum to the Halloween Pokemon GO guide data we've posted already!

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Minecraft Live 2021 mobs vote: Copper Golem, Allay, and the Glare

Minecraft Live 2021 mobs vote: Copper Golem, Allay, and the Glare

The next Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote mob was revealed this morning. The Copper Golem appears to be not only a build-your-own sort of mob, but a package deal. With the Copper Golem, as Mojang describes it, the player will be responsible for crafting and potentially upkeep. Perhaps the best bit about this new mob is the fact that it'll be a 2-for-1 vote - if the Copper Golem is voted in, players will also get a new Copper Button.

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