The peak of the Pokemon Go craze is long behind us now. Some bloggers seemed to be surprised that Pokemon Go couldn’t stay at the top of app store charts forever, but it was pretty delusional to think that was even a possibility. In fact, the fact that the app is still #5 on the iOS App Store’s top-grossing apps is nothing short of amazing considering how long it has been since Pokemon Go was released and how tight a grip on the top-grossing chart the perennial leaders have had until now. This goes to show you that the game still has a huge base of avid fans who have no intention of slowing down on their quest to catch them all — and many of those fans will be happy to learn that the best ever Pokemon Go cheat still works perfectly following the release of Niantic’s latest app update. And best of all, it still doesn’t require you to jailbreak your iPhone in order to use it. More →
Whatever plans you made this weekend, you might want to consider cancelling them. On Thursday, Noodlecake Studios (best known for their Super Stickman Golf series) launched the sequel to Flappy Golf. If you don’t remember Flappy Golf, or somehow never heard of it to begin with, it started as a parody of Flappy Bird, but ended up being one of the most delightful surprises of 2014. Now, a year later, we have a sequel, and it’s just as great as its predecessor.
Mobile gaming is about to get a major upgrade. Hours ago, Sony announced that it would launch five or six smartphone games on both the iOS and Android mobile platforms before March 2018. This comes just weeks after Nintendo unveiled a partnership with Apple that will bring Super Mario to the iPhone.
One of the most substantial Pokemon Go updates since launch has arrived.
There are two major additions to the game in the latest update. First, there’s a new catch bonus that will make it easier to catch specific types of Pokemon. For example, if you catch a bunch of Fire-type Pokemon and earn the Kindler Medal, you’ll begin to have less difficulty catching that Charizard.
The other big change is to the gym training feature. Previously, you could only bring a single Pokemon into a friendly gym, but after the update, you can now bring a party of six Pokemon along with you for training.
Because it hasn’t taken over enough of our lives already, Facebook is encroaching even further with the release of a new app: Events from Facebook.
According to Facebook, this app will allow users to easily and quickly see any events happening in their area, whether those events are being hosted by Pages they like or whether their friends have expressed interest in attending.
Late last week, UK gadget-testing firm Which? published the results of battery tests that put the iPhone 7 head-to-head against the top three Android phones in the market: the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, and LG G5.
The magazine ran the phones through two different battery rundown tests, comparing life when making phone calls and browsing the internet. To the surprise of some, the iPhone 7 finished dead last in both tests, and in the case of the calling test, wasn’t even in the same league. That goes against the anecdotal experience of reviewers and customers alike, who generally find the iPhone to be right up there in terms of battery life. So what’s going on?
Late last week, we told you about a killer Pokemon Go cheat that works on iPhones without the need to jailbreak. It lets users walk anywhere in the game without actually making them move an inch, so they can capture far more Pokemon than they would if they had to actually leave the house and go around hunting Pokemon. Heaven forbid! As we noted, that cheat still works following Niantic’s latest Pokemon Go update for iOS, which is great news. The bad news, however, is that users have to jump through a few hoops in order to use this cool hack, and not everyone will want to deal with those hoops.
Well guess what: we’ve caught wind of a new Pokemon Go cheat for iOS, and it could be a game-changer for you — literally. Not only does this Pokemon Go cheat work on iPhones and iPads that are not jailbroken, it’s actually a regular iOS app that Apple has approved and made available for download in the App Store. More →
When 24-year-old author and entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira dropped out of NYU last year to participate in the Thiel Fellowship, the grant program launched by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, friends were puzzled by the move.
For some, she recalls, the response was “you’re crazy!” Others were not only more understanding — she even roped a few of them into joining her newest project, the San Francisco-based startup Forge that she launched after joining the fellowship. More →
Are you sick of playing mobile games with touch controls? Would you rather plug an old Nintendo 64 controller into your phone than tap and swipe at the screen?
Well, I have good news and bad news.
The bad news is that you can’t just plug an N64 controller into your iPhone. The good news is that 8Bitdo is about to release a Bluetooth N64 controller that will wirelessly connect to your computer or mobile devices.
You might still be getting to grips with all of iOS 10’s quirks, but an update is already here to sort out a few problems. If you’re running an iOS 10 device, you should be able to see it as an over-the-air upgrade right now.
Just over a week after Niantic revealed that Buddy Pokemon would be making their way to Pokemon Go, the update has finally begun to roll out for all iOS and Android users. Niantic actually said that the app was “in the process of being updated” over the weekend, but the update didn’t appear on the App Store and Google Play for a vast majority of players until Tuesday afternoon.
Despite Google’s best efforts, device fragmentation remains an ongoing and frustrating problem for Android users. So while Google may be understandably boasting about the benefits and perks of Android 7.0 Nougat, the reality is that many Android users will be left out in the cold with no ability to upgrade whatsoever.
According to a recent report from Ars Technica, Android devices that employ either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 or 801 processor cannot be upgraded to Nougat. To put it mildly, this has far-reaching ramifications because “those two chips powered practically every single Android flagship sold from late 2013 until late 2014, and a few more recent devices to boot.”
Now it’s one thing for some cheap off-the shelf Android handset to be stuck with an antiquated mobile OS, but when Android flagships can’t even get in on the upgrade action, well, that’s got to be extremely frustrating for users who might reasonably expect device support for a few years.
Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that concern iPhones themselves as well as Apple’s industry-leading customer service. Dealing with Apple’s customer care department has always been a pleasure compared to dealing with rival companies, and iPhones themselves have historically been very reliable, offering a consistently smooth user experience that people love.
But now, a new study suggests that things may be changing for the worse where the iPhone user experience is concerned. More →