Pokemon GO update adds Sapphire and Ruby characters & lifelike weather effects

Pokemon GO creator Niantic is updating the popular mobile game with a glut of new features. For its most significant bump in quite some time, Pokemon GO adds a number of characters from the Sapphire and Ruby era including Mudkip, Treecko and Torchic, as part of a rollout that will see the introduction of some 50 creatures from the Hoenn region. Additionally, dynamic weather support means that a Pokemon hunter’s own climate can influence the game itself.

The world of AR, shorthand for augmented reality, is a truly fascinating one. It’s been …


The snarkiest weather app gets updated: Carrot for iOS has better Watch interface, political joke filters

Carrot Weather is one of the unique weather apps on the App Store as it delivers weather updates with snarky, cynical, and funny messages every time you open it. For that, it is loved by many and maybe hated by some. The developers also do a great job at regularly updating the messages to keep them relevant to current social and political events, memes, and whatever else is in the news.

The app has received a major UI update for its Apple Watch version — it now features the speech synthesizer on the Watch, so will be able to hear the snide comments from your wrist; it features data point …

Apple releases bug fix so you can finally use the iPhone X in cold weather

The launch of the iPhone X was not as uneventful as the that of the other iPhones released by Apple this year. Many customers found weird issues with Apple’s flagship, some more serious than others.

Last week we reported about such an issue that made the iPhone X screen become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. At that time, Apple promised to address the problem in an upcoming software update, but aside from that, no other information was provided.

True to its promise, Apple has now released an update that fixes …

Watch a weather observer struggle to stand in 105-mph winds

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New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory is home to some truly treacherous weather. In 1934, the summit even played host to the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the Earth: 231 miles per hour.

Now, 105 mph isn’t quite that fast. But, as you’ll see from the video above, it’s no picnic to walk in.

On Friday, weather observer Tony Padham ventured outside in those gusts — as well as the summit’s coldest wind chill of the year thus far (-40 degrees Fahrenheit) — for what he called “a bit of fun.”

Is struggling to stand in frigid mountain gusts my definition of fun? No. Is this video still extremely fun to watch? Yes. Please enjoy. Read more…

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Apple promises a fix for the iPhone X's cold weather blues

Some iPhone X users have noticed that their touchscreen becomes unresponsive with a rapid change of temperatures, like, say, going out of the house in cold weather. Well, the weather has to be near freezing, and the screen apparently stops being operational for a few brief seconds, plus locking and unlocking the display prompts the iPhone X to again register touches, but it must be annoying nonetheless, so Apple issued a promise for a fix. 

It turns out that this might be a software problem of sorts, as the phone is having a recommended temperature …

Several Apple Watch Series 3 devices crashed when asked about the weather

If you own the Apple Watch Series 3, both the LTE and non-LTE models, be careful about asking Siri about the weather for the current day. Several owners of the timepiece have had the device crash on them simply by asking Siri for a forecast covering that day’s weather. Curiously, inquiries about the weather for future dates won’t take down the Apple Watch; only requests for “today’s weather” will cause the wearable to crash.
On Reddit, a number of people complained about the same problem, and one Reddit user figured that the issue might be related to the end of …

Action Launcher 27 released with new weather widget, App Shortcuts improvements, more

More and more users are trying Android launchers to the point that it has become a trend. However, there are probably only a handful of launchers very popular among Android users, and Action Launcher is one of them.

Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher has just released a brand new version of its app, which brings a couple of new features and improvements. If you already have the Android launcher installed, then you’ll want to know that the highlight of the most recent update is the new weather widget.

The new weather widget introduced in the latest update is still in alpha …

OnePlus Weather app now available from the Google Play Store

OnePlus has just released its custom Weather application in the Google Play Store. The app has been installed on the OnePlus smartphones after some of the newest OxygenOS updates rolled out by the Chinese company.

In order to make it possible for its engineers to update the app without having to push a new OxygenOS build every time, OnePlus has decided to release it in the Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, if you don’t own a OnePlus smartphone, you won’t be able to install it via Google Play. In any case, you won’t be losing much since OnePlus Weather is kind of barebone when it comes …

The best weather apps for Android and iPhone in 2017

Weather apps are some of the most important tools you have before heading out on a meeting or planning a vacation. Modern meteorology is so advanced that getting a reasonably accurate forecast for as many as two weeks ahead, in almost any place on earth, has become perfectly possible.

No matter if it’s a simple forecast that you seek, or an abundance of weather data with reports, predictions, maps, and enough information to entertain a geography class – you are going to find it in five of the best, most popular weather apps on Android and iOS. They are …

Grab the Samsung Galaxy S8 weather app widget for your Galaxy S7

This is the time of the year when owners of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S handset start feeling a wee bit jealous. For an entire year, they had the top selling Android handset with all of the latest features. But with the brand spanking new model about to be released, a slight depression takes over. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are now experiencing that feeling. It’s the same feeling that Apple iPhone owners had when the Apple iPhone 3G was introduced. In a matter of weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come to market with a more powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood. And the new phone …