Niantic details Community Day plans for Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO players will be able to enjoy a series of events starting next month, which will allow them to catch special Pokemon in the wild. For just a few hours each month, players can go out and play together in local community parks on Pokemon GO Community Day.

Niantic recently announced that during these community events, there’s a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that the special Pokemon you might encounter or its evolution. Additionally, Pokemon GO players can earn special Community Day bonuses.

In case you’re wondering how you can find these Community Day events …


Warren Buffet announces plans to purchase more Apple stock

Warren Buffet has confirmed his plans to continue purchasing Apple stock. The successful investor recently purchased a huge 75 million Apple shares via his company Berkshire Hathaway. And now, shortly after Apple also announced a share buyback plan, Warren Buffet has confirmed his intention to purchase even more Apple stock.

Berkshire Hathaway currently owns over 240 million shares in Apple, which equates to roughly 5% of the iPhone giant and makes it the third-largest Apple stockholder. Despite this, however, any further increases in ownership will only happen if Apple’s shares go down …

Samsung confirms plans to release Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo updates by mid-May

It looks like we’re just a few weeks away from the release of the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge. Not long ago, a Turkish website handled by Samsung said the update will be launched in mid-May, but the information may have been deemed unreliable by many since the same website initially said it would be available much earlier.

Well, it appears that the reason the initial information wasn’t accurate is that these schedules may change according to the development and approval procedures, which is why we’re now looking at a mid-May timeframe for the release …

Report: Apple plans to combine Apple News and Texture to sell monthly subscriptions

Back in March, Apple bought Texture. The latter is widely known as the “Netflix of magazine publishing” since it allows subscribers to choose among 200 magazines to read for $9.99 a month. A fresh report published today says that Apple is going to take Texture, and absorb it into a revised Apple News to create a premium subscription service. Apple will reportedly launch this sometime within the next year, using some of Texture’s technology and remaining employees (Apple canned 20 of them after the acquisition).

With smartphone sales suffering a small decline in shipments last year, the first …

Former Chairman Paul Jacobs plans on taking Qualcomm private in 2 months

In the midst of its takeover battle with Broadcom, Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs was forced out after he told the Board that he wanted to buy the company himself. Meanwhile, the transaction proposed by Broadcom would have had it purchase Qualcomm for $117 billion ($79 a share). That deal was eventually quashed by President Donald J. Trump due to national security concerns. At the time, Broadcom was headquartered in Singapore even though it was in the middle of its just completed return to the U.S.

Now, according to a report from CNBC, Qualcomm might be back in play. Jacobs, whose father …

ZTE has plans for the Axon 9 & Axon 9 Pro, suggest new trademarks

ZTE has filed trademarks for two upcoming Axon devices. The Chinese company’s original Axon 7 launched nearly two years ago, although a sequel failed to appear the following year. Now, however, thanks to a new trademark filing, ZTE appears to have plans for two new follow up devices, dubbed the “Axon 9” and “Axon 9 Pro.”

The trademarks were filed with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), suggesting ZTE’s next Axon devices could receive an early Russian release, yet they will likely reach a number of other markets, including the majority of Europe, and the US and Canada. In regards to what …

Huawei, Xiaomi, and Vivo have big plans for overseas territories

China’s biggest smartphone brands appear to be preparing a big push in overseas territories. The likes of Huawei have made no secret of their plans to one day become the largest smartphone maker worldwide, while competitors such as OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi are also pursuing bigger shipment volumes. And, according to sources, it appears overseas markets are key to all brands’ growth strategies in 2018.

Starting off with Xiaomi, the brand is expected to put a heavy focus on India, although other emerging markets will also be central to their strategy of reaching 125 to 150 million shipments. …

The next feature phone HMD plans to revive is the Nokia 2010

“Nokia 2010 NHE-3DN” by Mustaraamattu is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

HMD brought back from the dead a second Nokia feature phone this year, the Nokia 8110, also known as the banana phone. Although most of us have hoped that the Finnish company will set its eyes on the Nokia Communicator lineup, it appears that HMD has decided that another feature phone is worthy of a reincarnation.

The folks over at AndroidAuthority report the next feature phone to receive the revival treatment is the Nokia 2010. However, the phone won’t be unveiled until …

John Chen discusses his contract extension and his plans for BlackBerry

Yesterday, we told you all about BlackBerry CEO John Chen’s five-year contract extension. Now, the executive will be hanging around until 2023 unless another extension is signed before then. At the same time, his benefits package could exceed $300 million depending on how well the stock does over the five year period of the new contract. Should BlackBerry hit $30 (based on a ten-day moving average), the executive’s complete stock package immediately vests. Considering that the stock closed today at $12.95, Chen has a long way to go for that to happen.

BlackBerry, in case you don’t …

Xiaomi plans to enter the US market by 2018's end or by early 2019

Xiaomi has been planning to start selling its smartphones in the United States for many years now, but the Chinese company never found the right moment to make such an important move.

It appears that this year Xiaomi is closer than ever to an expansion into the US smartphone market. A new report from Wall Street Journal cites Xiaomi’s Chairman Lei Jun, who said his company plans “to start entering the market by end 2018, or by early 2019.”

Xiaomi is the fourth largest handset maker in China and has already successfully launched its smartphones in India and other countries in Southeast …