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Yelp gets in on the Pokémon Go action with its own PokéStop filter

Yelp just got a little more helpful to all of your Pokémon trainers out there. The service will now let you know which restaurants have Pokémon Go PokéStops nearby. The new capability is part of Yelp’s filter options.

From Yelp:

As you head into a weekend full of wild Zubats and Charmanders, remember to open up your Yelp app or search Yelp.com for businesses with a nearby PokéStop. To do this on mobile or desktop, simply  [Read More…]

Project Fi gets crazy fast roaming speeds while the Nexus 6P gets a massive discount

Traveling abroad as an American comes with a choice: hop from hotspot to hotspot and hope you can get decent enough speeds to actually use your phone, buy a sim card in the country you’re traveling to and use the local network, or incur massive overages (unless you’re on T-Mobile). Well, Project Fi is making

HTC 10 gets $100 price cut through July

HTC today revealed that it has knocked $ 100 off the price of its unlocked Android smartphone, the HTC 10. Head to the HTC website between now and the end of the month and you’ll find it priced at $ 599. Moreover, HTC is also offering a $ 100 credit in accessories with proof of purchase of the HTC 10

HTC 10 gets a $100 discount until July 31, now on sale for $599

HTC is knocking $ 100 off of the price of the HTC 10, with the phone now available for $ 599 until July 31 when bought directly from the Taiwanese manufacturer’s website. The promotion is valid on both Glacier Silver and Carbon Grey color options of the phone, as well as carrier editions (T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon) and the unlocked model.

The price includes HTC’s Uh-Oh accidental damage protection, which covers any damage to the screen  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Priv gets the July 5 Android security patch

BlackBerry Priv owners can now get their hands on the July 5 Android security patch. The update is for those who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry, and patches the latest set of vulnerabilities. Some people may have already seen this update arrive earlier this week.

This security patch fixes a number of vulnerabilities that are detailed by BlackBerry. Some of them include:

Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Mediaserver Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Bluetooth Elevation of  [Read More…]

Chrome gets native Google Cast support built in, no extension required

Google is rolling out some changes to Casting in the desktop version Chrome with the latest release, 51. While you could previously cast from the browser using the Google Cast toolbar icon, this will no longer be necessary going forward.

From Google:

Google Cast functionality is now built in as part of the Chrome browser itself, so you no longer need to install the Google Cast toolbar icon in order to use your Google Cast device from  [Read More…]

Instagram’s ‘Explore’ tab gets more personal with recommended video channels

Finding videos you like in Instagram should now be a little easier thanks to the latest update to the app’s Explore section. When browsing Explore, you’ll now see “Picked for You” channels loaded with videos based on your favorite topics.

From Instagram:

Diverse communities flourish on Instagram — from comedians and bakers to skateboarders and hip-hop dancers. Now, you’ll see new channels filled with the best videos from around the world based on topics  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies & TV finally gets Android TV playback right in new update

A much-needed tune-up in Google’s latest Android TV app updates.

It seems odd that the Android TV apps I liked the least were Google’s own.

But nevertheless, it was. Sure, all my purchases are in Google Play Movies & TV and all my subscriptions are in YouTube, but pausing was a two-click job, and seeking with any precision was a nightmare. As someone who does a lot of rewinding and scene-skipping, that made my viewing more  [Read More…]

TED app gets complete design overhaul and more in latest update

Checking out the latest and best TED Talks on your Android phone should be a nicer experience thanks to the app’s latest update. In the newest version of TED, the app’s design has been completely overhauled with a poppy red and white material design. In addition, TED Radio Hour fans can now listen to the podcast in the app.

Here’s the full rundown of what’s new in TED version 3.0:

We’ve redesigned and rebuilt  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear 360 gets a firmware update to improve image quality

If you’re one of the lucky few (OK, more than a few) who already have a Samsung Gear 360 camera, you’ve got a firmware update waiting for you.

The new firmware (C200GLU0APE4 is what my imported Gear 360 is now on) includes the following:

Time lapse menu added to onboard camera settings (set video resolution) Front/rear lens adjustment for optimized color matching from each lens input Image quality improvement

Those last two are particularly important, as color  [Read More…]