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How to Spoof Pokemon Go on iPhone/Android

Sponsored Content | Thu, Aug 12 2021 12:27 PM CDT

Pokemon Go is popular in many parts of the world. Unfortunately, some countries have blocked players from downloading it or accessing some features. Some networks prevent access to Pokemon Go on corporate campuses and schools and you might need a tool to unblock it on such areas. Still, some users may download Pokemon Go, but spoofing their location in the game is important. A Pokemon Go spoofing tool will help you play the game in any place. All you need to do that is iMyFone AnyTo.

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What is iMyFone AnyTo

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iMyFone AnyTo is considered the safest iOS and Android location changer currently in the market. The app can transport you to any location with one click.

All you have to do is connect your iPhone or Android device to your computer and search for a new location or choose it from a map. It also allows sharing of the fake address with your family and friends.

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Bumble dating app match leads FBI to a US Capitol Riot suspect

Jak Connor | Mon, Jul 26 2021 6:04 AM CDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has arrested a man on Friday after acquiring evidence about him through the Bumble dating app.

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According to court documents, the man, Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, admitted to participating in the US Capitol Building riot that happened on January 6 to a Bumble match. Quentin is accused of assaulting and pepper-spraying police officers, according to federal authorities.

Quentin is also charged with obstruction in an official proceeding, "felony assaulting police, obstruction of law enforcement, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, demonstrating in a Capitol building and engaging in physical violence on restricted grounds", per NBCNewYork. Quentin has already made his first court appearance this past Friday in the Southern District of Texas.

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Team Trump launches Twitter lookalike social media, gets hacked day 1

Jak Connor | Mon, Jul 5 2021 4:07 AM CDT

A new social media platform released by Team Trump has debuted on the Google Play and Apple App Store. It's called GETTR.

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The release of the GETTR has been in response to many conservatives leaving mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter after claiming both platforms are censoring conservative content and people. GETTR states its mission is "fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas."

The platform is led by Trump's former spokesman, Jason Miller, and Tim Murtaugh, Trump's former campaign spokesperson, is also involved as a consultant to GETTR. Trump has yet to confirm if he will be making an account on the app or if this is the long-awaited social media platform that he vowed he would create for his followers. A person involved with the app did confirm that there is an account reserved for him if he chooses to join.

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TikTok will soon get 3 minute long videos, three times the length now

Jak Connor | Fri, Jul 2 2021 4:05 AM CDT

Video length on TikTok is what makes it fantastically easy to browse, but the days of 1-minute videos will soon come to an end as the company is implementing support for 3-minute videos.

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Since last December, TikTok has been testing 3-minute videos with its top creators, and perhaps you may have come across one of the videos, as only a select amount of viewers were able to receive the videos. Now, TikTok has announced on its website that it will be rolling out the new feature to everyone "over the coming weeks".

It will be very interesting to see how this new feature is received and, in particular, how it will affect the much respected For You recommendation algorithm. Users that enjoy TikTok for its fast and short content guidelines may now experience an unwanted amount of recommended 3 minute long videos in their For You Page, essentially causing "clutter" in users once clean For You Page.

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Spotify is 'considering' selling tickets for virtual and live concerts

Jak Connor | Thu, Jul 1 2021 5:06 AM CDT

New reports are indicating that Spotify is thinking about expanding its business portfolio into ticket sales for events.

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According to a report from The Information, Spotify is "considering" expanding its business and that Spotify is thinking about taking a ticket sale route. The Information puts forward the idea that Spotify is interested in using its data to create more avenues of revenue and plans on doing this by helping musicians plan events in places that promoters may not think are viable.

The Information also mentions that Spotify may be looking to take this avenue to show that it is willing to invest in artists' careers. Furthermore, the move would create a feature of interest that other competing music streaming platforms won't have. The Black Keys and Leon Bridges have already appeared in prerecorded virtual concerts by Spotify that the company sold $15 tickets to, which means Spotify has already stepped foot in this area. However, the last point is no verification of Spotify officially making this business shift.

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TikTok insiders prove that Trump may have been right about the app

Jak Connor | Wed, Jun 30 2021 2:31 AM CDT

Former President Trump made moves against TikTok's parent company ByteDance as the former President's administration expressed concerns over the app's privacy policy.

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Now, TikTok has recently made changes to its privacy policy which allows the app to "collect biometric identifiers and biometric identification" from user content. For those wondering if that includes faceprints and voiceprints - yes, it does. Here's what the company's privacy policy says, "We may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information as defined under US laws, such as faceprints and voiceprints, from your User Content. Where required by law, we will seek any required permissions from you prior to any such collection."

The TikTok insiders have come out to CNBC and said that ByteDance "has access to American user data and is actively involved in the Los Angeles company's decision-making and product development." Additionally, one TikTok insider said that ByteDance has the capabilities of accessing data for all American TikTok users, as the employee reached out to ByteDance in China to harvest data on a specific user. The parent company promptly sent back the relevant information after performing a global analysis of its user base.

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Tinder update allows you to hide friends, ex's, family, and coworkers

Jak Connor | Mon, Jun 7 2021 7:28 AM CDT

Ahead of the coming warmer season, Tinder has released an update that allows users to hide certain user profiles.

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Tinder recently conducted a survey, and according to the participants of the survey, 40% reported seeing an ex, and 24% reported coming across coworkers and family members. Additionally, the results from the survey indicated that 1 out of every 10 users reported seeing their professor on the app. Following the results from the survey, Tinder has rolled out a new feature that allows users to reduce their chances of experiencing one of these awkward encounters.

The new feature will allow Tinder users to block people in their contacts within the app. If a user decides to block a contact, they won't be able to see the account that's linked to the number they have blocked. Additionally, the Tinder user that has been blocked won't be able to see the Tinder account of the person that has blocked them. As you can probably imagine, this new feature ahead of the coming summer seasons will certainly remove many awkward encounters for people surfing on the dating app.

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Twitter has implemented a very small but meaningful change to its app

Jak Connor | Thu, May 6 2021 9:03 AM CDT

The official Twitter page has tweeted out an update for quality of life improvement to the app on both iOS and Android.

According to the tweet, Twitter has released full-sized images on both iOS and Android devices. Now, users will be able to scroll down their feeds and see pictures in their full aspect ratio. Before this update, Twitter would crop all non-16:9 images, so the feed maintained a clean-cut uniform look.

The Twitter Support account replied to a user asking, "what's the actual aspect ratio tho", by saying, "Images with 2:1 and 3:4 aspect ratios will show in full." Back in March, Twitter trialed two new options, full-sized images and the option to upload images in 4K quality. The option to upload images in 4K rolled out to users at the end of last month. For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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Viral TikTok shows Adam Sandler being turned away from IHOP by worker

Jak Connor | Fri, Apr 30 2021 6:33 AM CDT

Adam Sandler has left an IHOP after a worker asked him to kindly wait for a table as the restaurant was too busy.

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The moments were captured in a now-viral TikTok video that shows the IHOP worker, Dayanna Rodas, showing off the security footage of her unknowingly turning away Sandler. Rodas said that she told Sandler that he would have to wait 30 minutes to get a table, which resulted in him walking out with a young woman believed to be his daughter.

The TikTok has since been viewed more than 8 million times since this last Monday, and many people in the comments have praised Rodas for not giving Sandler special treatment for being a Hollywood movie star. Sandler also received praise from people in the comments for not droppings his celebrity status to skip the queue and for the relaxed attire, he chose to wear. For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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Mark Zuckerberg's real-life horror movie is live with Apple's iOS 14.5

Jak Connor | Thu, Apr 29 2021 2:35 AM CDT

This week Apple has dropped the highly controversial iOS 14.5 update that will no doubt usher in a new wave of panic for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The newest update from Apple is poised to impact the entire Facebook business model when it comes to collecting data from users and online targeted advertising. Apple has been very open about what the update will entail, as the company has released a video on its YouTube channel detailing what the update means for iPhone users.

Essentially, iOS 14.5 will force all apps to ask users for permission before the users' data is tracked. Users will be able to choose to allow data tracking or deny it. As for how this update will affect Facebook and businesses that use Facebook Ads to sell products or services, the assumption is only negative. Many users that have been receiving targeted advertising due to their data being tracked may choose to opt out of that, thus severely affecting the return-on-ad-spend for all businesses on Facebook's platform.

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