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    Facebook Takes on Snapchat By Way of Instagram Stories

    It’s easy to forget sometimes, but Instagram belongs to Facebook thanks to a what now seems low $1 billion acquisition in 2012. To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg has stayed fairly hands-off, although Instagram’s changes to their feed this year suggests that may no longer be the case. Here’s the latest hint that Facebook might be taking […]

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    Circle With Disney Parental Control System Review

    One of the greatest challenges for parents is how to protect their children from the dangers of the internet while still giving them access to the wonders of it. There are many devices and apps that aim to help parents monitor and control access for the youngest members of the family. However, Circle with Disney may just be the simplest and […]

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    iOS 10 Will Have New Diverse Women Emoji

    We were pretty stoked to learn the Unicode, with some urging from Google, had put the finishing touches on a new system that would provide man and woman versions of each human emoji. Emoji equality achieved! Well, almost. Unicode made the magic happen, but as usual, it’s up to each platform to put their own […]

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    Grover Wants You to Rent Gadgets Instead of Buying Them

    While a lot of us still want to feel ownership over the gadgets we have, there’s an argument that that’s not the best way. With e-waste piling up worldwide because of probably too-fast yearly refresh cycles, it’s making more and more sense to rent a gadget until the next best thing comes out — it could be […]

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    These Latest Office 365 Features Are Awesome News for Students

    This is the part where we get to complain about kids these days. Microsoft is pushing out a handful of new features to Office 365 this month, and while Outlook and PowerPoint are both getting decent upgrades, it’s the new toys being added to Word that are really going to make students’ lives easier. If […]

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    10 Big Changes Coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    It’s been nearly a year since Microsoft released Windows 10, their attempt at an all-in-one operating system running across all kinds of devices. That also means that the one-year window to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8 is almost at a close, so holdouts have a decision to make. […]

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    Pokémon Go Dating App Will Help You Catch a Date

    Well, we can appreciate a good bit of marketing magic, at least. PokéDates, the hot new dating service everyone is talking about, isn’t actually a separate dating service at all, but make no mistake — if you want to set up a date where you and your prospective partner go catch Pokémon together in Pokémon Go, that’s […]

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    10 Ways Pokémon Go is Taking Over the World

    Well, that went from 0 to 151 real fast. Pokémon Go was released (more like unleashed) onto the iTunes App Store and Google Play on July 6, but with how many people are playing, you’d think it had been a lot longer — the point of the game is to catch all 151 original Pokémon (heaven help us if they […]

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    T-Mobile Gives Customers Free Pokémon Go Data for a Whole Year

    They can’t do much about what Pokémon Go does to your phone’s battery life, but they can at least make sure it doesn’t run through your data allotment in a matter of days. T-Mobile announced that all traffic from the Pokémon Go app will not count against anyone’s data caps, in the same vein as their Music Freedom and Binge […]

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    Pokémon Go Might Have a Partnership With McDonald’s in the Works

    Pokémon Go is already making obscene amounts of money from in-app purchases, but it looks like that’s only the start. Stories have been coming out left and right about lucky businesses that happened to be the site of a rare Pokémon sighting or a Pokéstop or gym, bringing in loads of potential customers. The marketing potential isn’t lost […]

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    Could Pokemon Go Be Headed to Virtual Reality?

    Now that the dust has settled on the security concern and injuries and real-world friendship forging stories, we need some new Pokémon Go material for the mill. We’ve got it thanks to Business Insider, which on a tip discovered a link between the wildly popular game and the Google Cardboard virtual reality platform. The discovery, which says […]

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    Pokemon Go Isn’t Actually Spying On Your Emails, After all

    In just a few days on the app store, Pokémon Go has spawned so many stories and tweets that it’s pretty much locked up its spot in every year-end 2016 recap post to come. Besides beating Tinder, causing people to discover dead bodies, and spawning new friendships around PokéStops, one of the biggest of those stories started […]

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    Pokemon Go Just Overtook Tinder in Total Downloads

    Look, we’ll admit it straight away — the present level of froth over Pokémon Go is not sustainable. By this time next month, or even next week, you will probably see a lot fewer people heading to local parks and police stations and strip clubs and whatever other real world places have been deemed PokéStops and gyms. But, […]

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    Snapchat Memories Lets You Save Your Snaps on Their Servers

    While Snapchat Memories does add a few interesting new features to the app, let’s not mince words — Snapchat needs a better way to increase ad revenue, and they’re out for it with this update. Memories allows you to save snaps you create, and if that sounds familiar, it’s because you could already do that by […]

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    Pokemon Go is Finally Available in the U.S.A. on iOS and Android

    After a limited release in Australia and New Zealand, it’s finally here — Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that populates the real world with Pokémon, is out in the United States for iOS and Android. The choice between Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander has never been more personal. So, how is it being a real-world Pokémon trainer? Well, I’ll […]

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    MyKAI is a Banking Chatbot For Lazy Financial Keeping

    Remember back when the original iPhone came out and the app store launched? The gold rush started, and ‘there’s an app for that’ happened. The app world has cooled off considerably, as the winners have consolidated their positions, with overwhelming competition making it very difficult to make money. Just like in the hardware market right […]

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    Loverly Apps Helps Newlyweds-to-Be Navigate DIY Wedding Planning

    So, I can’t say I have any first-hand knowledge of this, but I’ve been told that wedding planning is an extremely stressful process. And, given some of the beautiful weddings some of my family and friends have put on, I’m going to go ahead and take them at their word — nothing that beautifully executed happens […]

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    Adele Says Hello to Streaming, Releases 25 Album on Spotify

    As was probably planned from the beginning, Adele has permitted all major streaming services — Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime, and yes, even Tidal — to start streaming her latest album, 25. The tap opened late last week, just over seven months after the album was released. At the time, Adele was one of a growing number of […]