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1 week ago

Pokémon Go European release begins in Germany

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Pokémon Go

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Pokémon Go is already a huge global phenomenon, even though the game isn't officially available outside of a handful launch countries. However there are signs that could be changing, with the game appearing on Google Play for some German Android users this morning.

So far the rollout seems to be confined to Germany, with the Play Store in the UK and other countries still showing the game as incompatible. As generally happens when an app is opened up to more countries, the process will be gradual, and some users may see it before others. So hold tight — we should know more as the day progresses.

In the meantime, be sure to hit the comments and let us know if you're seeing Pokémon Go in your country, if it wasn't available there already.

Pokémon Go

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1 week ago

Nokia and Samsung announce patent licensing deal expansion

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Nokia and Samsung have agreed to expand the cross license agreement covering patents, extending said coverage over additional patent portfolios of both parties. This newly acquired access on both fronts will enable Samsung and Nokia to further develop, launch and support more advanced technology.

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1 week ago

Lifelogging app Instant's chatbot shows you just how addicted you are to your phone

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Indian startup Emberify's lifelogging app Instant has picked up a major update to version 4.0 that adds a coach feature, delivered in the form of a chatbot. The feature analyzes your phone usage trends and gives you a daily overview of time spent on particular apps, places visited, sleeping and fitness activity, and so on. There's also the option to query the chatbot for insights from a particular day. For instance, if you're interested in finding out how much time you've spent playing Pokemon Go, you can ask Instant's chatbot and view the relevant information.

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1 week ago

Google's latest update for Hangouts lets you record and send video messages

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Google has begun rolling out an update on the Play Store for the company's Hangouts app, which is said to add support for recording and firing off video messages. According to Phandroid, the update will bump the app up to version 11, adding the ability for up to a minute of video to be recorded in a conversation.

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1 week ago

Grab the BlackBerry Priv for just $299 at DailySteals

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DailySteals is offering the BlackBerry Priv for just $299, a discount of $400 from the phone's launch price of $699. The model on sale is a brand-new unlocked AT&T edition.

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1 week ago

Android Auto makes its way to Japan

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Android Auto has made its way to Japan, the third-largest producer of cars. At a press conference in Tokyo, Google announced Android Auto support for select vehicles from Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Maserati, and BMW, with Nissan and Panasonic launching head units. Toyota and Mazda are yet to announce support for the platform.

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1 week ago

Get a $10 Amazon gift card when you make three purchases with Samsung Pay

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If you're using Samsung Pay, here's an easy way to get a $10 Amazon gift card. Just use Samsung's contactless payments service three times from now until the end of the month, and a $10 Amazon gift card will be added to your Samsung Pay wallet.

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1 week ago

You can now customize the Moto G4 and G4 Plus to your heart's content with Moto Maker

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Motorola is now offering its Moto Maker customization utility for the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. The utility allows you to tweak the front and back colors of the phone along with accents for the oblong camera housing at the back. You can also set a personalized greeting that'll be displayed every time the phone reboots, and there's the option to engrave text at the back.

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1 week ago

Google acquires content sharing service Kifi to boost its Spaces collaboration app

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Google has acquired Kifi, a startup that makes extensions allowing users to share, analyse and collaborate on links from social apps and across the internet. The startup also has a link recommendation service, which will be integrated into Google's Spaces group chat and collaboration service in the coming weeks along with the rest of Kifi's technology.

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1 week ago

Seeing a Spanish update message on the Nexus 7 (2013)? Don't install it just yet

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Several users are receiving an update message in Spanish on the Nexus 7 (2013) configured for English. The update includes the July security patch and comes in at 12.1MB, but the description is in Spanish and it looks like there isn't a way to clear the update notification. According to Google's issue tracker, the update is being received by users across regions.

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1 week ago

These are the Pokémon Go tips, tricks, and cheats you need right now!

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It's dangerous to go alone. Wait, what game are we talking about again?

Welcome to the life after level 5, Pokémon Trainer. It doesn't matter if you're Instinct, Mystic, or Valor right now, it's a war zone out there. There has never been a game to receive quite as much 24/7/365 action as Pokémon Go. You can take over a Gym in most areas right now and have it reclaimed for another team before you make it down the street. It's intense, exciting, and if you're not constantly playing you could find yourself at a very real disadvantage.

Unless, of course, you have this guide helping you out. We've collected a great list of tips, tricks, and sneaky little cheats to give you the upper hand when playing against other high level players out in the world. Are you ready for this?

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1 week ago

How to get Poké Balls in Pokémon Go

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How to get Poké Balls in Pokémon Go for Android

How do I get Poké Balls in Pokémon Go?

You need Poké Balls in order to capture those elusive Pokémon out in the world. If you run out, here's how to get more.

Find PokéStops

PokéStops are special locations in the world where you can get random items, including Poké Balls, Eggs, Revives, and more. They appear as blue squares on your map and are always located in public places — look for them in areas where people gather, near distinct architecture in your region, landmarks, or public art.

  1. Launch the Pokémon Go app from your home screen or the app drawer.
  2. Find a PokéStop in Map View. They looks like blue squares.
  3. Approach the PokéStop. When you are near enough to search it, it will open and present you with a wheel.
  4. Tap on the wheel to spin it.

    Tap the PokéStop, tap the wheel to spin it, ????, Profit!

That's it. your Poké Balls or any other items you get will appear in your Bag.

Buy Poké Balls with PokéCoins

The easiest way to get more Poké Balls is to buy them with PokéCoins. PokéCoins cost real money, so don't go crazy with this.

  1. Launch the Pokémon Go app from your home screen or the app drawer.
  2. Tap the Main Menu button in Map View. It's the Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Shop button. Your PokéCoin balance appears on the top of the screen.

    Tap the Main Menu button, tap Shop

  4. Tap a Poké Ball pack to select it.
  5. Tap the Exchange For to complete your purchase.

    Tap a Poké Ball pack, tap Exchange For

That's it. Your Poké Balls will appear in your Bag after a short delay.

What about you?

Do you have any tips for getting more Poké Balls? If so, share them in the comments below.

Pokémon Go

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1 week ago

The definitive list of Pokémon Go levels and unlockable items

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The definitive list of Pokémon Go levels and unlockable items

What are all the levels and items in Pokémon Go?

If you're out wandering the streets of your city playing Pokémon Go, desperate in your search for 100 Magikarp so you can evolve them to Gyarados, it's best practice to have a few good items under your Trainer belt.

Each time you level up, you're awarded with a few items, and they get better and better as you work your way up to level 20. You can also unlock new items as you level up and buy them with PokéCoins or receive them as rewards.

Here are all the unlockable items in Pokémon Go, as well as the items you'll be rewarded with each time you level up to help you on your journey to become a Pokémon Master!

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1 week ago

Pokémon Go: Common problems and fixes!

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 Common problems and fixes

Pokémon Go is shockingly popular. But it's not the most stable app at the moment.

With millions upon millions of players hitting the game, there are bound to be a few issues — particularly when the game relies on your phone's internet and GPS connections, as well as Niantic's servers.

Rather than have you track down things all over trying to fix issues, we've rounded up common Pokémon Go problems, and some solutions to fix them!

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1 week ago

Pokémon Go: Learn the basics

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Pokémon go is here and we've got all the details to get you started.

If you haven't already heard, there is a new game craze sweeping the world and it's called Pokémon Go. It allows you to wander the world catching adorable pocket-sized monsters and finding awesome new landmarks around your city as you do so. There's a lot going on with this game, but we've put together a guide to get you started.

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