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iOS: If the kid doubling as a monster wrangler in your life is hooked on catching oddly-shaped fictional animals (or if you're addicted to the game yourself), you'd better hope they have got a recent phone on which to play their favourite game. Pokemon GO developer Niantic has announced an upcoming update that will incorporate Apple's ARKit, resulting in a more polished augmented reality experience, but bar devices unable to run iOS 11 from playing the game. Sorry, trainers.

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For one brief moment in time, Pokemon Go was a true cultural phenomenon. Unfortunately, it wasn't actually very good, with a host of technical glitches, battery issues and ham-fisted "improvements" significantly dampening people's enjoyment.

Despite this, approximately 65 million active users have never stopped playing. Last week, these players were rewarded for their loyalty with a huge new update. If you're keen to get back into the world of pocket monsters, here are the main improvements you need to know about.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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2016 was an exciting year for Android fans. Google released Android Nougat which finally added split-screen mode,a pair of brand new Pixel phones hit the streets, and did we mention Pokémon Go came out? Here are our biggest posts and downloads for Android this year.

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Pokemon GO is dead. Or dying. Apparently. That's the latest story, after the game's rapid popularity spike began levelling off. The reality: Pokemon GO is still one of the top apps, and the top game (in terms of both revenue and active users). It's most likely going to stay that way for a while. Let's take a look at the statistics.

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If you're struggling to manage your monsters and items in Pokemon GO, you're not alone: the game's limited storage space has been causing headaches for countless players. This infographic contains plenty of tips and tricks for better inventory management: from keeping your bag limit in check to the items you should never trash.

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While Pokemon Go, the hugely popular augmented reality game, is officially only available for mobile devices, there are ways to play it on PC (we have a guide for it here). But going down the unofficial route does come with its own risks. If you download the game from a dubious source, you may potentially fall prey to nefarious software created by cybercriminals. One example is a new ransomware that impersonates a Pokemon GO application for Windows. Here's what you need to know.

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Video: Keeping track of which Pokemon are spawning in your area in Pokemon GO usually requires you to keep your phone open and running. Over on Adafruit, they show off a way to build your own Pokemon detector using a Raspberry Pi Zero.

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Pokemon GO is officially bigger than Jebus. The little pocket monster that could has smashed mobile download records and now has more active users than any gaming app you care to mention. In that time, the game has experienced some astonishing highs and lows, with its phenomenal success tempered by gameplay frustrations and dubious media headlines. This delightfully retro infographic tells the story so far...