Two years after its release in the summer of 2016, Pokémon Go will officially add Pokémon trading between friends within the app later this week. The feature is coming via a new „Friends“ area, allowing players to connect to real-life friends and trade Pokémon, keep track of their status in the game, and send them items and gifts.
Friends will now get „Trainer Codes“ to share with one another, which can be entered to become friends in the app. Once you’re friends with someone there are multiple actions you can perform to increase your Friendship Level, like sending them gifts or participating in raids and gym battles with them. As this level [...]
Last week, Apple hosted its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, where over 5,000 developers descended upon the McEnery Convention Center for five days of coding labs and sessions, one-on-one consultations with Apple engineers, get-togethers, and even some early morning exercise.
Apple CEO Tim Cook with WWDC 2018 scholarship winners Among those developers were some 350 scholarship winners, who each received a complimentary WWDC ticket, lodging for the week, and a one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program.
Each year, students aged 13 or older at accredited schools and STEM organizations can apply to become a WWDC scholar. This year, Apple [...]
Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has broken the latest Apple Music record, with his self-titled third album becoming the most-streamed pop album of 2018 in under one week (via Billboard). Released on May 25, the new Shawn Mendes album was accompanied by a collection of bonus material on Apple Music, including a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, exclusive live concert and Q&A session, playlists, and more.
The previous record holder for most-streamed pop album of 2018 was Justin Timberlake’s „Man of the Woods,“ which launched in February. In the wake of the news, Apple Music confirmed that Mendes has also surpassed one billion global streams on the music [...]
Telegram today received its first update in two months after an App Store update lockout caused by a dispute with the Russian government and Apple.
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov yesterday explained that Apple had been blocking updates to the Telegram app on a worldwide scale since April, when the Telegram app was banned in Russia.
As back story, Russia in April banned Telegram because Telegram refused to allow government officials in the country to have backdoor access to the content of user messages. Russia’s ban attempt was not entirely successful, leading Russia to demand that Apple remove Telegram from the Russian App Store.
Amid this dispute, Apple [...]