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Pokémon has taking the world by storm, bringing everyone of all ages together in the quest to try to catch ’em all. Still befuddled about the new gaming app? The Verge gives the lowdown on everything you need to know about getting started and how to go from a beginner to an advanced player in no time.
2. Apple Is Killing The Headphone Jack
Apple is reportedly ditching the traditional headphone jack in the next iPhone. This will mean big changes for headphone companies, with new technologies for listening to our favorite tunes and flicks on our mobile devices headed our way.
3. Adobe Lightroom Now Lets You Edit RAW Files On Your Phone
Adobe Lightroom mobile users have longed for the ability to edit RAW files on their devices for some time now, and Adobe is finally granting that request. You’ll now be able to upload your RAW image files directly to your iPhone or iPad, and sync any edits across all your devices.
4. Facebook Messenger Offer 3D Touch Previews On Your iPhone 6s
Facebook has made another update to its Messenger app which now allows you to use 3D touch to preview your messages, media, links, stickers, and more.
5. Twitter Opens Its Audience API To All Brands, Adds New Search Features
Twitter has finally opened its previous beta Audience API to all brands, with new features that enable brands to aggregate demographic characteristics of any Twitter users.
6. The Polaroid Swing App Lets You Move Your Phone To Move Your Photos
Similar to Apple’s Live Photos and Google’s Motion Stills, a new photo-sharing app backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone lets users create moveable photos. So far the images can only be viewed within the app and website, so its uncertain how much success they’ll see with growing their user base.
7. ‘Pokémon Go’ Sponsored Locations Will Let Brands In On The Fun
Pokémon Go developer Niantic will soon be branching out its business model, offering sponsored locations to business owners. With this option, sponsors would be charged for every person visiting their store via the app.
8. Sharing Your Netflix Password Might Be A Federal Crime
It’s well-known that password sharing for our favorite movie and tv-watching services happens, but soon it just might be a federal offense. Although HBO’s CEO has been quoted as supporting password sharing as a gateway to fueling our binge-watching habits.
9. Oculus Project Lets You Feel In VR Without Gloves
Oculus researchers are currently working on technology that would allow VR users to feel virtual objects as well as detect where they are coming from in your immersive experience.
10. Apple’s First Reality TV Show Is All About Apps
Apple has begun casting for its very first TV show which will bring the best and brightest in app development to create a Shark-Tank style reality series. The winning apps will receive featured placement in the Apple App Store. Filming is expected to begin late this fall, but an air date has yet to be released–it will obviously air on one of Apple’s platforms though.
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