How To Calculate What The CP Of A Pokémon Will Be After Evolution

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Pokémon Go isn't just about catching Pokémon. The game goes well beyond that simple concept and also has players enter battles with other trainers, fight for control of gyms, and even hatch eggs. When it comes to battles in Pokémon Go, the outcome will depend on how strong a Pokémon is. The strength of a Pokémon is determined by its CP i.e., Combat Power. When you first start catching Pokémon, you will encounter ones with very low CP but as your level increases, you will start to see stronger Pokémon evolve around you. You will naturally be very excited when a high CP Pokémon appears but it will be harder to catch. If you can't find a high CP Pokémon, you can evolve your current ones. Evolving a Pokémon not only gives you a lot of XP, but it also increases the Pokémon's CP. The only problem is that evolution demands high resources i.e. lots and lots of candy that is Pokémon specific and the evolution might only result in a very minor increase in the CP. To prevent using resources on Pokémon that aren't going to be worth it in the long run, use Pokémon Evolution Calculator to check how high a Pokémon's CP will go if you evolve it. Read More

How To Block A Number From Messaging You In iOS 10

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iOS lets you block people from messaging and calling you. Up until iOS 9, the feature was pretty easy to use. Anytime you received a call from someone you didn't want to talk to, or received an iMessage or text message, you could go to the details screen for the message or call and find a 'Block' option on there. With iOS 10, blocking a number that keeps calling you works pretty much the same way but the process for Messages has changed. To block a number from messaging you, you have to first add it to your contacts and then block it from the Settings app. Here's how. Read More

How To Find Your Nearest Pokéstop Without Taking A Step

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Pokémon Go requires you  visit Pokéstops regularly to restock essential resources needed to play the game. You can buy these resources but they cost quite a bit. If you live in a large city finding a nearby Pokéstop shouldn't be much of problem but if you live in the suburbs, suddenly find yourself some place new and unfamiliar, or you've just started playing the game and can't find a Pokéstop, there's a simple way to find it without having to take a single exploratory step. It requires installing Ingress, a game by the same developers who made Pokémon Go. The game is exceptionally similar to Pokémon Go and features 'Portals' which translate to Pokéstop in the Pokémon Go world. Read More

How To Markup Images In The Messages App In iOS 10

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Annotating documents and photos is one of the easiest ways to provide feedback. If you're on your phone or a tablet, it's all the easier if you can just write and/or draw directly on the photo or document without needing a special app to do it. In iOS 9, Apple saw how important image annotation was as a productivity tool and included some powerful image annotation features in the Mail app. With iOS 10, Apple has brought those same features to the Messages app. Any image that you want to share via iMessages or SMS/MMS, you can now annotate without leaving the app. Here's how. Read More

Add Medium-Style Highlights From An Article When You Share It

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Medium has a really nice little feature for sharing posts; you can highlight a snippet of the post and share it along with the link. It's genius because it gives the perspective reader an idea of what a post is about. A link shared like this is also likely to attract more readers and get more people to read a post. The trouble is that not everything we read is on Medium. We read content that comes from a lots of different websites and the apps we read in don't have anything like Medium's snippet sharing feature. Meet Highly, an iOS app, and a Chrome and Safari extension that gives you the exact functionality on your iOS device and your browser. Read More

How To See Where Pokémon Are Spawning Near You In Real Time

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The Pokémon Go mania isn't dying out as some people predicted/hoped it would. Instead, people are developing tools to help educate players on how to maximize experience gained when evolving a Pokemon, tag locations where they found a particular Pokemon, chat with fellow players, and more. The game continues to expand to other countries, experience server issues, and encourage people to go outside. If you're on the search for a rare Pokemon, it might help to know where other players caught it in your vicinity. Poké Radar does just. If instead of historic data though, you're more interested in real-time data, then Poké Huntr is the app you need to check out. It lets you see all the Pokémon spawning around you without you having to leave your house or access the game. At present, the app is limited to suburbs and it is under a significant amount of stress from so many people accessing it. If you find you're unable to use the app, check their Facebook page for an update. Read More

How To Add Names To The Faces Identified By The Photos App In iOS 10

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The Photos app in iOS 10 has slowly been getting smarter over the years. New features have been added to it with each successive iteration of iOS so that it can function with the ever increasing number of photos iPhone owners take and also work well with the added functionality of the Camera app. iOS 9 came with several new automatic albums that sorted selfies, and screenshots into their own albums. With iOS 10 the Photos app has borrowed a feature from Facebook; it can now identify people in photos. This makes it easier for you to create memories with the same people and as you identify people, iOS gets better at recognizing their face. Since the feature doesn't have the data that Facebook has, it can only identify faces in photos but cannot name them. Not even the photo set for a contact helps. You have to manually identify who someone is once their face has been detected. Here's how. Read More

How To Manually Add Data In The Health App In iOS

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The Health app in iOS signaled just how important fitness tracking was. The app allowed users to use any fitness tracker of their choice and see their activity as well as vital health information all in one place. It app started out impressive and filled in some missing features later in iOS 9 such as the ability sync menstruation data to the app. What it lacked was the ability to manually enter data in the app. The Health app, up until iOS 9 has always synced data from other apps. The activity is automatically added when your phone detects your activity via the built-in meters but you couldn't manually enter anything. With iOS 10, the Health app finally has the ability to manually enter health and activity data. This is exceptionally useful for entering your blood pressure and sugar levels which you might measure using dedicated meters that don't have apps. You can also manually enter activity i.e. exercise and the calories burned through it. Here's how. Read More

What To Do When Pokemon Go Gets Stuck At The ‘Caught!’ Screen

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Pokemon Go is being made available in more and more countries. Over the weekend, it was released in Canada and tomorrow, it is set to release in Japan. Niantic is trying to bring the experience to people all over the world but it is still struggling with server problems. What makes it worse is that the company has been targeted in a successful DDOS attack aimed to take down the Pokemon Go servers. What all this adds up to is problems for players. The game freezes at the oddest times because it has lost contact with the server. If this happens when you're catching Pokemon, the screen gets stuck at the 'Caught' screen and players are left wondering what to do in order to retain the Pokemon they caught. Here's how you can minimize the chances of losing a Pokemon from the screen freezing. Read More

Find Where Rare Pokémon Were Caught By Other Pokémon Go Players

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Pidgey, Rattata, and Doduo are some of the most common Pokémon that spawn. They will literally spawn everywhere and you will soon find yourself trying to avoid collecting them or running into them in your quest to find the more rare Pokémon. The rare Pokémon are what players are after and with theories of them spawning in certain places, and certain habitats still abound, you're probably wondering where your friend might have caught Pikachu. Poke Radar is an free app for iOS that lets you look up where Pokemon players are capturing any and all Pokemon. The app lets you select any Pokemon that you want to catch and then shows you on map where other players have caught it. You can then visit these locations and hope for it to spawn again. The app crowd sources its data so if you find a particular Pokemon some place, you can contribute to the data and help other players find the Pokemon. Read More

How to Disable “Press Home To Unlock” On Your iOS 10 Device

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Touch ID allows iOS device owners to unlock their device without entering a long or short passcode. It prevents anyone from memorizing your passcode simply by watching you enter it repeatedly. The problem with this unlock method is that even if you simply press the Home button to wake the device to maybe check what time it is, the device unlocks. With newer iOS devices, Touch ID is even faster so it takes very little to unlock your device when you don't mean to. iOS 10 has a way to combat that by having you actually press the Home button if you want to go to your home screen. Touching your thumb to the home button still unlocks the device but you don't go past the lock screen. The 'Slide to unlock' message is replaced with 'Press Home To Unlock'. Many iOS device owners might welcome this but if you're having trouble adjusting to this new method to unlock your device and get to the home screen, here's how you can disable it. Read More

How To Make Photo Memories In iOS 10, A Complete Guide

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iOS 10 comes with a neat new feature for compiling photos into short movies or slideshows called Memories. The photos included in these short movies are added based on the time and place they were taken. Users can set a mood for the accompanying music and speed up or slow down the transition of the photos. If you're running iOS 10 (beta) visit the Photos app now and go to the newly added 'Memories' tab. You can see the first few movies that have automatically been created. There will likely be one summing up the photos you took last year and perhaps two or three more created using photos that were all taken at the same location or within a certain time frame. Memories aren't all auto-generated though. Users have the freedom to choose which photos should be used in a memory and what it should be called. Here's your complete guide to creating, editing, viewing & sharing, and exporting Memories in iOS 10. Read More

How To Catch A Pokemon On The First Throw In Pokemon Go

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Poke Balls are a limited resource in Pokemon Go. The more Pokemon you catch, the faster you will run out of Poke balls and unless you live in a college dorm or a cemetery (both appear to be hotspots for Poke Stops), you will find there aren't enough Poke Stops around for you to replenish your stock. One way to conserve Poke Balls is to get better at catching Pokemon so that you need to use fewer of them. Users are, at present, divided on how best to catch a Pokemon with some even claiming that your 'aim' doesn't matter and it's totally random which throw works and which doesn't. We have found one trick though that can guarantee a catch in most cases. Here's how it works and what you can do to throw your balls more accurately should you miss. Read More

Tap A Dropped Poke Ball To Setup The Next Throw Faster

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Not many people could have predicted how popular a Pokemon game would be in 2016. It's safe to assume though that even the most optimistic forecasts would have fallen short on predicting its popularity. Of course since no one could guess what a Pokemon game in 2016 would look like or how popular it would be, few of us had time to train to catch Pokemon. Those balls are tricky to throw. As players slowly progress to the next level, their aim improves but in the earlier stages you miss quite a few throws with the Poke Ball even when the Pokemon you're trying to capture isn't an evolved one or jumping around. Missed balls isn't a problem since you can replenish your stock from a Poke Stop but there is the problem of the Pokemon disappearing before you can catch it, or it being captured by someone else. This problem is made slightly worse by the Poke balls that take their time to drop and then get ready for the next launch. In that precious sweet time, the Pokemon might disappear so here's how to launch the next ball faster. Read More

How To Hide Widgets From The Lock Screen In iOS 10

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Widgets no longer appear in the Notification Center in iOS 10. They've moved to a page of their very own. They now appear under Spotlight search when your iPhone is unlocked. When the phone is locked though, widgets appear on a dedicated screen when you swipe right. In iOS 10, the lock screen spans three screens; one for the widgets, one as the default screen that will feature the time, date, and any timer that's running etc, and the third will open the camera (you no longer swipe up to open it). There is no way to customize this and it means your widgets are going to be accessible from the lock screen. Some might consider this a security risk. A widget can reveal an upcoming event that you plan on attending or how long it takes you to get home from work. If you're concerned about widgets on the lock screen compromising security but want to continue using them, you can hide them from the lock screen but still keep using them on an unlocked device and with Touch ID on the lock screen. Here's how. Read More

How To Use Incense To Catch Nearby Pokemon In Pokemon Go

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When you start playing Pokemon your in-game starter kit includes Poke balls and incense. The Poke Balls you already know what to do with but the incense is also incredibly useful. The incense attracts Pokemon to wherever you drop it. It can cause Pokemon to spawn where the incense has been dropped and it can also attract Pokemon that are nearby to the location. You can't target what type of Pokemon is attracted to the incense because they do still spawn according to habitat. If you're in range of a few Pokemon and unable to physically go and find them, a little incense can do wonders. Here's how to use it. Read More

How To Check If Pokemon Go Servers Are Up Without Logging Into The Game

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Pokemon Go servers were down again these past few hours, and by few we mean something around 5-6 hours in some places. The outage was intermittent meaning players were able to log on to the game briefly, hunt down a rare Pokemon only to have the game die on them before they could catch it. This is the second widespread outage the game suffered with the first coming right around the time the game was released. The game quickly buckled under the strain from so many users but had been stable since. When the servers go down, the game asks you to sign in again via your Google account. Only after you've signed in does the game tell you that servers are still down. You have to sign in again even if the servers went down and came back up in the time you weren't using the app. If you're tired of signing in repeatedly only to learn that the servers are down, Pokemon Go Server Status and Is Pokemon Go rip? let you know which regional servers are up and which are down. At present, all servers are up but you might want to bookmark these web apps for future outages. Read More

Get Notified When Pokemon Go Is Released In Your Country

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Pokemon Go has only released in a select few countries. The game is already struggling to keep up with the load on its servers from the players from these countries alone. Users outside the countries the game has officially been released to have still been able to play it simply by side loading the app on Android and/or downloading it from the US App Store on iOS. That basically means more load on the game's servers but if you're sitting the game out until it's official release in your country, you can sign up and get alerts for just that with Is Pokemon Go Available Yet. Read More

How To Look Up Where You Caught A Pokemon In Pokemon Go

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The Pokemon in Pokemon Go spawn according to habitat. They are classified into different types such as bug, grass, water, etc. They spawn at certain locations e.g. a water type Pokemon will spawn near a lake or a stream, or even a pond in a park. It's rumored that water Pokemon might even spawn if it's raining. If you've caught a particularly rare or special Pokemon, your friends might want to try their luck at catching it too. Knowing where said Pokemon spawned, can help other players catch it. At the very least, it gives players a place to keep an eye on but how likely are you to remember where you found a certain Pokemon? Fortunately, the game has you covered since it does rely on location so much. Each time you catch a Pokemon, the location where you caught it is also recorded. Here's how you can retrieve it. Read More

How To Reduce Battery And Data Consumption By Pokemon Go

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Pokemon Go is an awesome game that makes excellent use of augmented reality and gets people to go outside. The only downside is that it's impossible to play this game without turning on your cellular data which is something that can cost an arm and a leg in terms of price, and reduce your device's battery significantly. Just walking around with cellular data turned On is a huge battery drain but to run an app that relies heavily on it means more power consumption. The thing with Pokemon Go is that it's significant data usage as well as the added drain to the battery can be attributed to one thing; maps. The app relies on your current location to help you find Pokemon and as you walk around, it constantly updates the in-game map which consume battery and data. To minimize this drain, simply download a map of your city and the app will consume less battery and data. Here's how. Read More