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IDC: Smartwatch sales decline for the first time

cnmeonline.com — IDC's smartwatch sales estimates for the second quarter of 2016 are in, and the news isn't great, particularly for Apple. According to IDC's latest report, worldwide smartwatch sales slumped 32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, when compared to the same period last year.

IDC: Smartwatch sales decline for the first time

pcworld.com — IDC's smartwatch sales estimates for the second quarter of 2016 are in, and the news isn't great, particularly for Apple. According to IDC's latest report, worldwide smartwatch sales slumped 32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, when compared to the same period last year.

Cyanogen reportedly cuts jobs, may shift its focus toward apps

greenbot.com — Cyanogen appears to be undergoing a major shakeup, according to reports from Android Police and Recode. Citing "multiple sources," Android Police reported Friday that the company was "in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world."

SurveyMonkey: Pokémon Go popularity may have already peaked

pcworld.com — Pokémon has absolutely taken over the mobile gaming scene since its release on July 6. But if new data from SurveyMonkey is any indication, the game's popularity may already be waning.

Which iPhone model do you have? Here's where to look

macworld.com — You probably have a general idea of which iPhone you have-iPhone 6, SE, 4s, and so on. But behind the marketing names, each iPhone configuration has its own model number. You normally won't need to know this number, but it could come in handy if you ever need to get more technical details about your device.

If Microsoft can't install Windows 10 on your PC, it'll give you a new one

pcworld.com — As July 29 gets closer and the free Windows 10 upgrade offer reaches its final days, Microsoft is pulling out all the stops in order to convince users to upgrade. It's even willing to give you a new laptop. As spotted by Neowin, Microsoft retail stores are offering to install Windows 10 on any compatible machine for free.

Watch as crowds gather to catch a rare Pokémon in Central Park

pcworld.com — To call Pokémon Go a massive success so far would be a gross understatement. Despite privacy concerns, security pitfalls, and Pokémon-induced car crashes, people can't get enough of Nintendo and Niantic's latest creation. Case in point: Vimeo user Woodzys captured video (via The Verge) of a large crowd spontaneously gathering in New York City's Central Park to catch a Vaporeon, a rare, water-type Pokémon.

Learning to skateboard? Check out these iPhone apps

macworld.com — Last summer, at the ripe old age of 32, I rode a skateboard for the first time in my life. Why did I wait so long? I don't know, but from the moment I stood on my niece's skateboard, I knew I was hooked. This summer, my goal is to improve.

How to turn off your iPhone's cellular data

macworld.com — There are plenty of reasons for why you'd want to turn off your iPhone's cellular data connection. Perhaps you're running low on battery but need to answer an important call. Maybe you're on a limited data plan and want to switch on data only as needed.

Facebook clarifies live video policy, will allow graphic video streams in some cases

pcworld.com — Facebook will allow its users to livestream violent or graphic video under certain circumstances, the company announced in a statement released Friday. In the statement, the social media giant stated that, "if a person witnessed a shooting, and used Facebook Live to raise awareness or find the shooter, we would allow it."
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