Pokémon Go Gen 3: The Ultimate Guide for 2018

Pokémon Go Gen 3: Regice is here and Lunatone & Solrock swapped!

Dozens and dozens of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games are now appearing in Pokémon Go for the first time. Yes. Gen 3 is here.

The ghosts were first. Then the Fairy, Electric, Grass, Normal, Poison, Dark, and Fighting. Then it was Ice and Water’s turn. Then Rock and desert dwellers. Now, it’s time for the dragons. And this is what you need to know to catch ’em all!

July 31, 2018: Spinda — in eight varieties — now in Pokémon Go code

Spinda is the Gen 3 Pokémon with billions of patterns. Likely for that reason, it’s yet to make an appearance in Pokémon Go. Until now. Sort of. While Spinda still isn’t in the game it is now in the game code, and that means we could see it sooner rather than later.

(Though Gen 2’s Smeargle has been in code but not in the game for weeks alrea…

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Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company’s 2018 Q3 earnings

Apple’s second-quarter results for 2018 are in. Here’s our transcript of the call.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri spoke with analysts during the company’s Q2 2018 earnings call. Here’s our ongoing live transcript of their remarks!

If you want more info on Apple’s results, we recommend checking out the awesome charts from Six Colors.

Cook’s opening remarks

Tim Cook
Thank you, Nancy, and thanks to everyone for joining us.

Today we’re proud to report our best June quarter revenue and earnings ever, thanks to the strong performance of iPhone, services, and wearables. We generated $53.3 billion in revenue — a new Q3 record. That’s an increase of 17% over last year’s results, making it our seventh consecutive quarter of accelerating growth, our fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, and our strongest rate of growth in the past 11 quarters. Our team generated record Q3 earnings per share of $2.34, an increase of 40% over last year. We are extremely proud o…

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The $30 Wemo Bridge unites Wemo’s smart devices with Apple HomeKit

Showing some love to HomeKit.

The Wemo Bridge for Apple HomeKit is down to $29.99 on Amazon. This is only the second time this product has reached this low in price. It usually sells for $40.

The Wemo brand has some of the best smart products out there, including the super-intuitive Wemo Mini Smart Plug. Unfortunately, until Wemo introduced the Bridge none of these devices worked with Apple HomeKit. If you’ve been really invested into Apple’s smart home ecosystem and staring longingly at the Wemo product pages, stare no more. Now you can use your iPhone, iPad, or even your Apple Watch to control your favorite Wemo devices. Set up a custom scene or group all your Wemo devices to control them with a single command. The Apple Home app can help you set schedules as well. Read more about the Wemo Bridge here.

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Apple Q3 2018: 41.3M iPhones, 11.6M iPads, 3.7M Macs

Apple has just announced its financial results for Q3 2018, covering the period between April 1 and June 30, 2018. The company sold 41.3M iPhones, 11.6M iPads, and 3.7M Macs. The company’s quarterly revenue was $53.3 billion.

Press release:

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Revenue Up 17 Percent and EPS Up 40 Percent to New June Quarter Records

Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High

Cupertino, California — July 31, 2018 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 third quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $53.3 billion, an increase of 17 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.34, up 40 percent. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

”We’re thrilled to report Apple’s best June quarter ever, and our fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. ”Our Q3 results were driven by continued strong sale…

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MoviePass: Everything you need to know!

The movie-going subscription service MoviePass is getting lots of hype (good and bad). Here’s everything you should know before deciding whether to join up!

You’ve been hearing a lot of talk around the proverbial watercooler about this ”MoviePass” thing. It sounds to good to be true, and maybe it is. It’s still in its infancy stages. Here, you’ll find out everything there is to know about MoviePass so far, plus get updates on news that happens, as it happens.

What’s new with MoviePass?

July 31, 2018: MoviePass is upping the monthly price of a standard plan to $14.95

Yes, you read correctly: just a day after MoviePass announced it is no longer offering tickets for certain major film releases, the company issued a second statement announcing that a standard subscription to the service will now cost $14.95 per month. That’s five dollars more than the previous price, which was $9.95.

Here are the changes outlined in MoviePass’ release:

MoviePass has implemented several new cost-…

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How to sell your Nintendo Switch

Maybe the Nintendo Switch just isn’t your thing.

It’s easy to get caught up in Nintendo hype, but if you’ve defeated Calamity Ganon and decided you’d rather have that $300 back in your pocket instead of waiting for the next big title to drop, you’re going to want to sell that Switch. You’ve got a lot of options, but it’s important to know if your goal is to get the most money back or if your goal is to make a quick sale and get it out of your house before you change your mind. Depending on what you want, there are different services available to suit your needs. Here are our favorites!


The folks at Swappa do third-party smartphone and tablet sales better than anyone else. One of the things that makes Swappa so valuable to sellers is the ability to thoroughly document the condition of your hardware and communicate with buyers before and after the transaction happens. This ensures both sides are happy by the time everything is finished, which means you’re way more likely t…

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Intel 9th gen CPUs may remove hyper-threading for the i7, remain for the i9

Rumored leaks of hyper-threading being removed on i7 CPUs are likely with Coffee Lake S.

It’s no secret that Intel seems to be stammering ever since AMD released its new Ryzen CPU architecture last year called Zen now in its second generation. Long happy to remain at four cores and eight threads, Intel quickly released the 8700k i7 CPU, which upped the core count to six and the thread count to 12 to compete with AMDs top end consumer Ryzen CPU of eight-core and 16 threads (actually AMD also has consumer level 16-core, 32 thread ”threadripper” SKUs that are a content creators dream but those are priced higher).

The i7 is no longer the king

The i7 CPU series had been Intel’s top of the line desktop offering for quite some time. If you’ve been following the news (and controversies) however, you’ll now note that Intel has added a higher class of desktop CPU called the i9. Both the mobile and desktop variants offer higher core count than the i7 series.

In a seemingly strange turn of e…

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Apple hires Cyber Paint developer for continued VR goodness

Apple invests more resources for macOS and iOS to become VR platforms.

The high-end VR market has some amazing VR painting and drawing applications such as Google’s Tilt Brush and Oculus’ Medium. You can create 3D modules, animations, lush environments all whilst you are inside the medium itself rather than just looking at a flat computer monitor. For the more entry-level VR segment, Cyber Paint is the go-to, immerse-yourself-in-your-creation VR painting application on headsets like the Oculus Go and the HTC Vive Focus.

Apple really wants VR/AR on its platforms

Apple has long been known as a premier platform for content creators. It seems that Apple does not want to be left behind in that regard in the VR/AR space, and as such it has hired Sterling Crispin, the developer behind Cyber Paint.According to Variety:

Apple hired Crispin in May as a prototyping researcher. The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but it’s no secret that Apple has been investin…

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How to disable and deactivate iMessage on iPhone or iPad

Turn off iMessage to make sure you don’t miss a text.

The Messages app lets your iPhone and iPad owning friends, family, and colleagues send you iMessages instead of SMS or MMS, thus avoiding carrier fees. Apple does this by detecting that you’re both using iOS and then sending an iMessage instead of an SMS or MMS. If you stop using your iPhone and switch to Android, however, Apple has to stop sending iMessages instead of SMS. The best way to make sure Apple knows you’ve switched, and to make sure you don’t miss any messages from those still using iOS, is to turn off iMessage before you go.

How to deactivate iMessage before switching from iPhone to Android
How to manually deactivate iMessage from Apple’s servers

How to deactivate iMessage before switching from iPhone to Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone

Complete these steps from your iPhone before starting to use your new smartphone:

Launch Settings from the Home screen of your iPhone.
Tap Messages.
Tap the slider next to…

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Obscura is free to download in the App Store for the next 2 months

iPhoneographers, rejoice! Obscura is going to be available for free in the app store for the next 2 months.

If you’re someone who loves shooting with third-party camera apps and want to try something new, fun, functional, and now, FREE! … Then you have to check out Obscura.

Because it’ll be free to download from the App Store for the next 2 months.

So for the next two months, Obscura can be downloaded for free via the Apple Store App pic.twitter.com/ZnxQWLm8ux— Ben McCarthy (@BenRiceM) July 31, 2018

Obscura’s tagline is, ”There’s always a better camera then the one you have with you. And that’s Obscura” – and they wouldn’t be wrong! The Obscura camera works by giving you complete control over options like shutter speed and contrast, and with the new iPhone, the ability to capture their breathtaking images in RAW format. By adding layers and playing around in Obscura, users are able to get creative and professional with their iPhoneography snapshots, something your…

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