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iOS 13 release date and time [UPDATE: Out now!]

iOS 13 release date and time [UPDATE: Out now!]

On September 19, 2019, Apple will release iOS 13 to the public. This will bring a wide variety of modifications and improvements to the iOS system for all devices capable of running the software. This will be one day before the launch of the new iPhone 11 collection of smartphones in Apple Stores across the United States. Apple will also release iOS 13.1 on September 24*, 2019 for all iPhones capable of running iOS 13.

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Android 10 released [UPDATE 2: Pixel today!]

Android 10 released [UPDATE 2: Pixel today!]

Documentation for Android 10 (aka Android Q) was released today to the public, signaling an imminent release of the final software build. This software will be made available first on a small set of devices, starting with Google Pixel smartphones. That includes the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL, as well as the Google Pixel 3a. Amongst a bevy of other features, this update includes 65 new emojis, including a new gender-inclusive selection - no longer relegated to one sex or another - like sauna, weightlifting, and haircut. Haircut, of all the things - wow!

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Pokemon GO Magnetic Lure list with Glacial and Mossy Modules on deck

Pokemon GO Magnetic Lure list with Glacial and Mossy Modules on deck

Today we're looking at the latest update to Pokemon GO with special emphasis on the list of Pokemon attracted by the Magnetic Lure Module. This lure was given a kick in the pants this week as it's part of the latest Pokemon GO event. Now that relatively massive numbers of Pokemon GO trainers have a Magnetic Lure in their possession, naturally there's a greater call for a Magnetic Lure list of Pokemon - what's this thing do, anyway?

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Android 10 Dark Mode update and 5x issues

Android 10 Dark Mode update and 5x issues

Today we're taking a brief look at Android 10 (what once was Android Q) and it's most sought-after all-encompassing feature: Dark Mode. Before we get to launch for Android 10, quite a few items need to be addressed - and probably won't be, but we can dream! Users of a certain list of smartphones already have access to this Dark Mode via the latest Android 10 Beta - and as they can attest, it's not all its cracked up to be.

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Android 10 release dates and phone list

Android 10 release dates and phone list

A report today suggests Google's next OS update for smartphones called Android 10, or Android Q, will be released in the first week of September. This schedule fits with the phone list that's already been in play for the Android Beta program for the software that's just reached its final Beta earlier this month. All the Google Pixel phones are on the list, that's almost a given, but what other devices will get Android 10 right away?

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It’s been a really bad week for Windows updates

It’s been a really bad week for Windows updates

This week's been a bad one for Windows updates. A couple of relatively important Windows updates were released, then found to have unexpected effects on some of the computers on which they were loaded. It's extremely unfortunate when this sort of thing happens because it deters users from downloading patches of all sorts - not least of all security patches and Windows Updates from Microsoft. The good news is that negative results seem to have been reported only by a relatively small subset of Windows users.

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Windows 10 update sandbags your PC for worms

Windows 10 update sandbags your PC for worms

There's a security patch for Windows 10 out right this minute that you're going to want to take the time to download. This piece of software aims to stop some new wormable* RDP vulnerabilities. It's bad news and you should patch the flaw with the relatively simple process provided by Microsoft for updating Windows 10 of several sorts.

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Will your old phone ever get Android Q? UPDATE

Will your old phone ever get Android Q? UPDATE

The latest update to Android from Google is called Android Q - or at least that's what it'll be called until Google gives it a more proper, full name with "Q" at the head. This week marks the final release of the Android Q update series in Beta form before the final release. Users of all sorts - even YOU - can get access to Android Q Beta right now, if they do so dare. This software works with a lot of phones - not ALL phones - but quite a few!

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NVIDIA Shield update says you WIN at choosing gadgets

NVIDIA Shield update says you WIN at choosing gadgets

The original NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device was released in the year 2015. In the year 2019, NVIDIA is still releasing significant software updates. Our modern hardware/software world makes most people expect that any non-laptop or desktop PC device they purchase will work fine for a couple years, then will probably slow a significant amount. With the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV smart gaming device, that does NOT seem to be true.

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Your iPhone’s new update is iOS 13 Beta, with FaceTime ‘attention correction’

Your iPhone’s new update is iOS 13 Beta, with FaceTime ‘attention correction’

Today the folks at Apple made final the iOS 13 BETA release for the public, allowing pretty much anyone to take a peek on their own iPhone. This means users of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, XR, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus will be able to download the software immediately, if they do so dare. There's also a new iPadOS 13 (iOS 13 for the iPad, that is to say) out and available right now, too - in Beta form.

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Wyze adds AI-powered Person Detection to its security cameras

Wyze adds AI-powered Person Detection to its security cameras

Wyze has released a free firmware update that brings a Person Detection feature to the company's existing Wyze Cam v2 (the cube-shaped model), as well as the tower-shaped and motorized Wyze Cam Pan. The new feature is powered by artificial intelligence under a partnership with Xnor.ai, making it possible to add the new ability without requiring a hardware upgrade.

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Galaxy Note 9 update brings major camera Night Mode upgrade

Galaxy Note 9 update brings major camera Night Mode upgrade

This week the folks at Samsung released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This update was just over 700MB in size and included Security Patch Level: June 1, 2019. In addition to the standard device stability improvements and bug fixes, Samsung delivered significantly improved camera performance, along with the first implementation of Night Mode.

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