We first covered Chen San-yuan, a 70-year-old in Taiwan that has been dubbed “Pokémon Grandpa,” a few months back when he was only using 6 devices to play Pokémon Go. Now, he’s using 15 mobile phones at once while riding his bike to catch all the rare creatures that he can. How did it all begin? He learned about the game from his grandson in 2016, and has been playing ever since. “I used one cell phone back then and kept playing and playing. After a month, it became three cellphones, six cellphones, nine cellphones, 12 and 15, like that,” said Chen. Read more to see his 11 smartphone rig from a while back and for additional information.
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With so many new apps hitting the App Store daily, it’s hard for a developer to compete and / or make significant revenue. Unfortunately, some are turning to dirty tricks in order to generate a profit. Before using Apple’s Touch ID / Face ID platform for any in-app functions, make sure you’re not being charged for a purchase. Recently, “Fitness Balance” and “Calories Tracker” asked users to place their fingerprint on the Touch ID scanner to “view personal calories tracker”, but instead charged them $99.99, approving the charge instantly if a valid credit / debit card was linked to their Apple account. Read more to see a video of this trick in-action.
Facebook today announced that it will acquire what could quite possibly be the world’s most popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp for more than $16 billion. The deal consists of $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares, along with an additional $3-billion in vested shares for WhatsApp employees and founders. Continue reading for the news report and more information.