New Pokémon Masters trailer teases big battles, co-op play

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If you weren’t already excited, you will be.
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A new trailer and additional information for Pokémon Masters has dropped ahead of the game’s much-anticipated debut this summer.

The one-minute clip reveals more gameplay, including explosive battles and co-operative play. It also provides our first look at the powerful sync moves available from partner Pokémon.

Enjoy rare $29 discount on Apple’s newest AirPods [Deals & Steals]

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Enjoy this discount while you can!
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Amazon is now offering its biggest discounts yet on Apple’s newest AirPods. You can bag the latest model with “Hey Siri” support and the H1 wireless chip for just $144.99 (from $159). Or get AirPods with a Wireless Charging Case for just $169 (from $199).

And that’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. You will also find up to $670 off the latest iMac, a whopping $200 off Dolby’s incredibly impressive Dimensions wireless headphones, and $100 off the Dyson Motorhead V6.

Plus, there are some great deals on essential accessories, like Apple Watch clear cases for just $6.59, and a two-pack of iPhone glass screen protectors for under $5.50.

Mac app lets you enjoy Continuity with Android devices

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KDE Connect is free to download and incredibly useful.
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Not every Mac owner uses an iPhone, and that means they often miss out on first-party features like Messages and iCloud. But there’s one feature Android users can now enjoy.

KDE Connect is a new macOS app that allows for Continuity between Mac and Android devices. You can enjoy desktop notifications, file sharing, and more — and it’s free.

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The wait is over on iOS.
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Wedding photographer’s anti-iPhone rant strikes a nerve

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No one wants to see your iPhone in their wedding pics.
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A wedding photographer calling for people to stop using their iPhones at weddings has gone viral with an angry Facebook rant.

Hannah Stanley is asking smartphone users to “please stop viewing weddings you attend through a screen” and avoid getting in the way of the professional photographer.

The post comes after one wedding guest ruining a perfectly good photo of a bride and her father by blocking Stanley’s view with their iPhone.

Is viral FaceApp stealing your photos? Not all of them

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FaceApp uses AI to deliver impressive photo effects.
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Impressive artificial intelligence that delivers some of the most convincing facial effects has made FaceApp incredibly popular in recent weeks. But there’s some concern over what happens to your photos when you use it.

The good news is FaceApp won’t steal your entire photo library. However, some of your images will end up on its servers.

Fortnite 9.40 brings new tactical shotguns, big gameplay changes

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The tactical shotgun is better than ever.
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Fortnite just got its biggest patch in weeks, and there are lot of changes and improvements for players to look forward to in version 9.40.

Highlights include new, more powerful variants of the tactical shotgun, and the reintroduction of the bolt-action sniper rifle. Epic Games has also added support for Bluetooth microphones on iPhone and iPad.

Video showcases all this year’s new iPhone models

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Get ready for the 'bug eye' camera setup.
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We’re still a couple months away from Apple unveiling the new iPhones, and YouTuber Marques Brownlee has given us what may be the best glimpse so far at Apple’s next-gen handsets.

In a new video, Bronwnlee gives his thoughts on dummy models of the iPhone 11, 11 Max, and 11R. While these aren’t working units, they are dimensionally-correct mockups created for case-makers. As such, you can put decent stock in these being pretty accurate.