The Best Cyber Monday Deals to get Sunday at Target, Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon

The Cyber Monday 2016 sales have launched when it was still dark outside. In the first hours of Sunday, Sam’s Club, Best Buy and Target joined Walmart and Amazon in offering Cyber Monday deals.

Some of the best Cyber Monday deals to grab this moment are:

$698 55″ Sony XBR55X700D HDR 4K Ultra HD TV, 2016 Model – Amazon

$39.99 Amazon Dot 2 – Amazon 

$212.49 Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle – Target 

$339.99 Sony PS4 Pro 1TB – Target

$212.49 Sony PS4 Uncharted 4 Bundle – Target 

$99.99 32-inch Avera 32AER10N 720p LED TV – Amazon

$798 60″ LG 60UH7650 4K Super UHD Smart LED TV – Sam’s Club

$84.47 $100 iTunes Gift Card – Sam’s Club

The Cyber Monday sales events have mutated into a 2-Day sales event with attached week long sales called Cyber Week. Deal hunters are advised to shop early Sunday morning. Our deal monitoring has already flagged multiple deals as sold out. Sam’s Club had at the launch of its Cyber Monday sale inventory of the rare Sony PlayStation VR Launch Bundle.

Target has sold out of the first Apple Watch Series 2 models as customers take advantage of the 15% sitewide Cyber Monday discount. Target’s RedCard members can save 20% on pretty much everything in store. The limiting factor is stock. Target is going to sell out of all popular items Sunday, leaving on the scrapes for shoppers on Monday.

Retailers are adding new Cyber deals throughout Sunday and also on Monday. Especially Amazon will have many of their announced Cyber Monday deals released on Monday, Nov. 28.

The best Cyber Monday deals can be found in the following Cyber Monday sales on Sunday:

Amazon Cyber Monday Sale

Walmart Cyber Monday Sale

Best Buy Cyber Monday Sale

Target Cyber Monday Sale

Sam’s Club Cyber Monday Sale

Dell Cyber Monday Sale – NEW!

Find more of the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals of all shops and the best Amazon Cyber Monday deals featured in the real-time deal trackers throughout the Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales.

Shopping for Cyber Monday deals early is giving customers the advantage of full inventories, and fast checkouts as sites are not under load in the early morning hours. This will change as soon as America wakes. As new Cyber deals are added to the Sam’s ClubBest Buy, Target, Walmart and Amazon Cyber sales, experts advice to check deal leasts and social media multiple time per day to not miss out on the best Cyber Monday deals.

A growing Cyber Monday trend is the offering of Cyber Monday deals in stores. This is new at Target this year. Not only is Target’s Cyber Monday sale 48 hours and not 24 hours as last year, but Target’s guests get the Cyber Monday sitewide discount also on stores. This against the original concept of Cyber Monday, but times are changing.

We have seen reports on social media that Target stores are getting almost daily invententory of Hatchimals. On Sunday and Monday, customers can save on these up to 20%.

Smaller stores keep their eye on the actual Cyber Monday, Nov. 28. The reason for this is that a large group of consumers is not adjusting to the reality of Cyber Monday already starting on Sunday’s over the past couple of years. Smaller stores focus all their deals on the one day that most consumers shop for Cyber deals.

More consumers will shop Cyber Monday on Sunday as they remember to encountered empty inventories on the best deals on Monday last year. The distribution of consumer spending on Sunday and Monday will be interesting to see. Black Friday has generated $3 billion in online sales according to Adobe’s analytics. This is the amount Cyber Monday yield for online retailers last year. To stay the biggest online sales day, Cyber Monday 2016 needs to grow.

We will have updates of the Cyber Monday 2016 consumer spending throughout the next 48 hours. The latest Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news are available at the Cyber Monday 2016 Hub.

Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals on Sunday

Amazon just cut the price of the new Sony PS4 Pro 1TB console to $339.99. Why would Amazon do that? Right. This cyber deal on the PS4 Pro saves 15%, which the sitewide discount Target offers in their Cyber Monday sale that launched today.

Today is the first day that the new more powerful Sony PS4 Pro 1TB is offered at a discount. The deal saves $60, which is exactly what gamers need to buy a new game.

The Cyber Monday video game sale on Amazon, enables customers to get more than one game for the $60 savings. Fifa17 is $28, Skyrim is $24.99 and Batman: Return to Arkham is $29.99.

PS4 Pro 1TB Cyber Deal

The 49″ Samsung UN49KS8000 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV on sale for $897.99 is the ideal 4K TV for the new Sony PS4 Pro, supporting HDR1000. The LG OLED TV listed in below fits the bill even better.

Amazon offers many more popular Cyber Monday deals today including deals on all Amazon devices, $99.99 32-inch TV and $698 55″ Sony XBR55X700D HDR 4K Ultra HD HDR TV. Find more of the currently available Amazon Cyber deals below:

Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

$339.99 Sony PS4 Pro 1TB – NEW!

$879.99 49″ Samsung UN49KS8000 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

$99.99 32-inch Avera 32AER10N 720p LED TV

$1,797 55″ LG OLED55B6P 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV

$698 55″ Sony XBR55X700D HDR 4K Ultra HD TV, 2016 Model

$39.99 Echo Dot 2

All Deals on Echo, Kindle, Fire, Fire TV – (End Soon)

$68.95 Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Tracker

$11.99 Anker Charging Products

Save up to 30% on Polar Sports Watches

$109.99 Ninja Coffee Bar Single-Serve System (CF112)

$46.99 AeroGarden Sprout LED 

Save up to $50 on a Fitbit Tracker

$249 Sony PS4 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle

$288 Sony PS4 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle + Extra Controller

$299 Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Bundle

$399 Xbox One S 2TB Console – Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle

Find more recommended Amazon Cyber Monday deals in the Amazon Cyber Deals tracker. New deals get added as soon as they appear.

The most important Cyber Monday 2016 sales have launched. On Sunday, Sam’s Club, Best Buy and Target join Walmart and Amazon in offering Cyber Monday deals. Find the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals of all major stores featured in the real-time deal trackers throughout the Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales.

The deals on sale on Cyber Monday are not different anymore from Black Friday. The difference are retailer specific. While Amazon (Amazon Cyber Monday Deals) and Walmart (Walmart Cyber Monday deals) are continue to offer individual deals, like on Black Friday, Target is offering a 15% sitewide discount. This deal broke Target’s online store last year. The retailer said that they made a lot of changes and Target.com will not fail on Cyber Monday.

Target will also offer the 15% sitewide discount in stores, negating the meaning of Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday, a term coined by Shop.org in 2005, got established when retailers saw a trend of consumers shopping online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent to Black Friday.

Cyber Monday 2016 is expected to set a new record for online spending. 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day already set a new records in online spending with $3 billion and $1.93 billion respectively. Cyber Monday 2015 set a new record with $3 billion. This year Cyber Monday sales need to exceed $3 billion to beat Black Friday.

Timing is everything in scoring the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals. To not miss a Cyber Monday deal, deal hunters can follow use on Twitter, where we notify followers about every hot Cyber Monday deal.

Cyber Monday 2016 is on November 28. Many retailers kicked off Cyber Monday sales events right after Black Friday ends. The latest Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news are available at the Cyber Monday 2016 Hub.

NES Classic Cyber Monday: Everything You need to Know

Cyber Monday 2016 is the next big sales event coming up. Cyber deals are already on offer in Cyber Week sales event launched by Walmart, Amazon and others. Black Friday did not have the NES Classic on sale.

We had heard from an employee at a Best Buy in Pennsylvania that the stores would get NES inventory for the Black Friday event. As far as we know this did not happen. What did happen is that Best Buy sold the NES Classic  in their Black Friday sale in Canada on November 23.

The $59.99 Nintendo NES Classic Edition console launched on November 11 in stores and online. The supply was extremely constraint in stores and especially online. Right now all stores are sold out of the retro 80s TV gaming console.

Even NES accessories are hard to come by. Resellers offer the NES on the Amazon marketplace are $230 and up. 

Nintendo had now two weeks time to replenish retailers with NES Classic Edition consoles. There is no update from Nintendo on the status of NES supply.

On launch day Nintendo said: “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. Please contact your local retailers to check availability.”

There has not been a steady flow of additional NES consoles as Nintendo said so far. Walmart had its last NES Classic sale on Tuesday Nov. 22. These flash sales can’t be it. NES Classic is officially sold by Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart.

Only Walmart had more NES available after the launch day. GameStop sold on Nov. 15 a couple of NES in a bundle with a book. Walmart and GameStop have likely used consoles for these sales from the original shipment.

So what does this mean for the NES Classic availability on Cyber Monday? Retailers would do anything to offer the NES Classic. It is the best Cyber Monday ad imaginable. It all depends on Nintendo. It is not clear what the hold up is. The NES is basic electronics. Any gadget factory in China can make them. It’s not an iPhone by any means. Chinese factories are already ahead of the game actually, offering all kinds of retro game consoles in bulk on Alibaba

We will keep on tracking the NES Classic stock situation during the whole Holiday season. Follow us on Twitter to not miss a deal.

The palm-sized NES console, retailing for $59.99 list price, features the classic Nintendo NES controller many geeks have grown up with. The retro console comes pre-installed with 30 classic NES games including Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Kirby’s Adventures. The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.

The NES Classic Edition comes only with a single wired controller. There are 3rd party controllers and accessories that make the NES more fun to use. Gamers can get additional controllers and even wireless controllers.

Cyber Monday is the encore shopping event to Black Friday. The deals on sale on Cyber Monday are not different anymore from Black Friday. The difference are retailer specific. While Amazon (Amazon Cyber Monday Deals) and Walmart (Walmart Cyber Monday deals) are continue to offer individual deals, like on Black Friday, Target is offering a 15% sitewide discount. This deal broke Target’s online store last year. The retailer said that they made a lot of changes and Target.com will not fail on Cyber Monday.

Target will also offer the 15% sitewide discount in stores, negating the meaning of Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday, a term coined by Shop.org in 2005, got established when retailers saw a trend of consumers shopping online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent to Black Friday.

Cyber Monday 2016 is expected to set a new record for online spending. 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day already set a new records in online spending with $3 billion and $1.93 billion respectively. Cyber Monday 2015 set a new record with $3 billion. This year Cyber Monday sales need to exceed $3 billion to beat Black Friday.

Timing is everything in scoring the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals. To not miss a Cyber Monday deal, deal hunters can follow use on Twitter, where we notify followers about every hot Cyber Monday deal.

Cyber Monday 2016 is on November 28. Many retailers kicked off Cyber Monday sales events right after Black Friday ends. You can find more Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news in our Cyber Monday 2016 hub.

Hatchimals: New Higher Retail Prices and new Stores

Hatchimals are the hardest to find Holiday toys of 2016 by far. Walmart sold Hatchimals on Thanksgiving in their Black Friday event. Not all Walmart locations had Hatchimals in  stock. One of our readers was at a Walmart store with 20 Hatchimals in stock. Another Black Friday shopper was not so lucky. The Walmart store he was at had no Hatchimals.

With Black Friday in the back mirror it is back to try to find Hatchimals in stock online. We have spotted Jet.com and ToysRus.com selling Hatchimals online today at 7am and 5am respectively, according to inventory tracker zoolert. It is possible that Walmart will offer $48.88 Hatchimals today again at walmart.com. The page with the $48.88 Hatchimals is still available.

ToysRUs is not discounting the Hatchimals price anymore. The toy retailer has actually increased the price to above the list price. Hatchimals sell for $69.99 at ToysRUs instead of $59.99. Jet.com is selling Hatchimals at an even higher price. The Jet.com’s price is $89.99. Compared with reseller market prices, the $89.99 is still a bargain. Marketplace offers for Hatchimals are over $200.

Two new stores are selling Hatchimals for $89.99. Diapers.com and its sister store yoyo.com have started to list Hatchimals. There are possibly more stores offering Hatchimals at $90 soon.

See the new stores and all other stores carrying Hatchimals at the end of this report.

To find Hatchimals inventory online automatically, use the Zoolert or NowInStock trackers. The mobile and email notifications are too slow. Use the webpage audio alerts. We have used that in the past and successfully spotted Hatchimals in stock many times.

About Hatchimals

Spin Master basically took a Furby (for those who can remember what that is) and stuck it inside an egg. Hatchimals are “magical creatures” that already interact with your kids inside the egg. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Kids need to take care of the Hatchimal while its still inside until the rainbow eyes appear. That means its time to hatch. Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own.

Touch is guiding them to peck their way out of the egg. Once outside the egg owners raise the furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. The Hatchimal sings “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage. Hatchimals can learn to walk, dance, play games and more. Hatchimals also repeat what you say in its own voice.

There several different kinds of Hatchimals that differ in color and kind of the creatures inside. There are also exclusive editions for stores like Walmart. Available Hatchimals include Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Purple Egg, Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Green Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink/Teal Egg, and Hatchimals Burtle Purple/Teal Egg. More details about Hatchimals.

Stores Carrying Hatchimals

Amazon.com

Walmart.com

Target.com

Kmart.com

ToysRUs.com

BarnesandNoble.com

Shopko.com

Meijer.com

BJs Warehouse

Spinmaster.com

Jet.com

Yoyo.com

diapers.com

Target Cyber Monday: Best Deals, Sitewide Discount, Times and Everything You Need To Know

Target learned not just one lesson from Cyber Monday a year ago. Target is offering a 15% sitewide discount again for Cyber Monday 2016. This deal broke Target’s online store last year. The deal was so popular with Target’s customers that the traffic on Target’s site was exceeding that of Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving.

The retailer said in the announcement of the Target Cyber Monday plans that they made a lot of changes and Target.com will not fail on Cyber Monday. Target is aiming to cash out on the hype around the 15% sitewide deal and has extended the Target Cyber Monday sale from a single day event to a 2-day Cyber sale starting Sunday.

The decision that makes the Target Cyber Monday for sure the biggest in the history of the retailer is to extend the 15% discount to all 1,802 stores Target stores. The 15% sitewide discount may generate more foot traffic on Sunday than on Target stores have seen on Thanksgiving Day.

Target’s 15% sitewide discount in stores is contradicting the meaning of Cyber Monday. The term Cyber Monday was coined by Shop.org in 2005 to describe the trend of consumers to shop online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Target customers will not care and embrace the 15% discounts on pretty much everything. Target’s RedCard holders can save an extra 5%, increasing the savings to 20%.

Find below all details on how to shop the Target Cyber Monday sale including coupon stacking and what the best products to buy are to save the most.

Target Cyber Monday Start Time

The Target Cyber Monday sale begins online early Sunday morning, Nov. 27 and runs through Monday, Nov. 28. The exact start time has not been announced. The Cyber Monday sale in stores begins at the regular hours, which is usually 8am.

Target Sitewide 15% Off Deal

Last year Target customers had to use promo code CYBER15 to get the 15% discount on their shopping basket. Target got rid of the coupon code for 2016. No online promo code or in-store coupon will be required to get the 15% off. New this year, Target is expanding the 15 percent off discount to include all gaming consoles, iRobot vacuums, KitchenAid appliances and all Apple products including iPhone and Apple Watch.

Target Cyber Monday Discount Stacking

For Target RedCard members the sitewide discount is 20%, as the membership always gives Target customers a 5% discount. Last year, Target has specifically listed all discount stacking options on each item in the Target store. We assume Target will display this helpful information again this year.

Best Target Cyber Monday Deals

Target RedCard members can save 20% on almost everything that Target has in stock. This discount is especially valuable for items that are rarely on sale and have a high price point. Target specifically announced that the 15% sitewide discount is available for all Apple products. This would include the Apple Watch Series 2, which has not been on sale during Black Friday.

The Apple Watch Series 2 starts at $369. The Target’s Cyber Monday deal will be $295.20 for Target RedCard members. This is an attractive $75 in savings. Non-members pay $313.65. Find below our picks of best items to buy in the Target Cyber Monday 2016 sale.

Apple iPad Pro

Apple iPad Air 2

Apple Watch Series 2

Bose Speakers and Headphones

Sonus Sound Systems

All Video Game Consoles

Target Cyber Week Deals

On Sunday, Target will release the new weekly ad for the Target Cyber Week deals. The deals will be valid starting Sunday when the Target Cyber Monday 2016 sale begins. The Target Cyber Week deals include:

Samsung 43” Ultra HD TV, $399.99 plus $50 Target GiftCard (Reg. $599.99)

Free Xbox Live Gold three-month membership ($24.99 value) with purchase of Xbox One S 500GB console with Battlefield 1 digital download, $249.99 (Reg. $299.99) (console sale price available Nov. 27-28)

Free $100 Target GiftCard with purchase of any Swagtron T1/T3 Hoverboard (Reg. $349.99/$449.99)

Up to 25 percent off K’NEX, Mega Bloks, Magformers, and select LEGO toys

KitchenAid Professional 5-qt. Stand Mixer, $199.99 (Reg. $449.99)

iRobot Roomba 880 robotic vacuum, $449.99 (Reg. $599.99)

Save $10 when you spend $50 and save $25 when you spend $100 on trees, lights, décor, ornaments and more (offer available in-store and online)

Target Shipping Cost

All online orders on Target.com ship for free throughout the holidays. There is no minimum purchase to receive free shipping. Customers an order as often as they like during the two day Cyber Monday sale without adding up shipping costs.

Target Site is Down or Slow

Last year the Target site went down in flames during the Cyber Monday sale. Mike McNamara, chief information and digital officer of Target said: “Since last year, our tech teams have stood up an entirely new front-end and back-end for our website. We have been furiously pressure-testing the site with both simulated and real traffic. We’ve also built more flexibility into the site so it can scale up for major events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and I’m confident the site can now handle far greater volume than a year ago.”

In the case Target’s engineer did not do enough and Target’s website is having troubles, we recommend to get the Target shopping app. Cyber deal hunters should install the Target app before the Cyber Monday sale starts to be ready. The Target App is very well done, and is the faster way than the site to shop for deals. The Target app is available in iTunes and Google Play app stores.

Cyber Monday 2016

Cyber Monday is the encore shopping event to Black Friday. Amazon (Amazon Cyber Monday Deals) and Walmart (Walmart Cyber Monday deals) have kicked off Cyber Week right after their Black Friday events ended.

Cyber Monday 2016 is expected to set a new record for online spending. 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day already set a new records in online spending with $3 billion and $1.93 billion respectively. Cyber Monday 2015 set a new record with $3 billion. This year Cyber Monday sales need to exceed $3 billion to beat Black Friday.

Timing is everything in scoring the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals. To not miss a Cyber Monday deal, deal hunters can follow use on Twitter, where we notify followers about every hot Cyber Monday deal.

Cyber Monday 2016 is on November 28. Many retailers kicked off Cyber Monday sales events right after Black Friday ends. You can find more Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news in our Cyber Monday 2016 hub.

Amazon Cyber Monday Sale Launched

Amazon Cyber Monday 2016 has started midnight Pacific, marking the end of Black Friday 2016. Amazon revealed the list of Cyber Monday 2016 deals on Friday.

The list of announced cyber deals is of epic proportions, but features only two deals on TVs. Amazon will offer on November 28 a 50-inch 1080p LED TV for $145 and a 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $249.99.

Amazon will have more than 75,000 deals during the week of Cyber Monday. Customers will continue to find new deals as often as every five minutes on toys, electronics, fashion items, and more at www.amazon.com/cybermonday.

The Amazon Cyber Week 2016 first deals are on the Amazon Devices. The retailer continues to offer all Amazon Devices at Black Friday prices. As reported earlier, the most popular item on Amazon’s Black Friday sale was the Echo Dot. The popularity has caused already delivery delays into December for the Echo Dot and the Echo.

New released Amazon Cyber deals on Saturday include $59.99 X-men Universe 9-Film Bundle on Blu-ray and a $149.99 Makita XT273R 18V LXT Compact Cordless Combo Kit.

Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale just started. The best Amazon Cyber Monday deals to pursue include:

$39.99 Echo Dot 2

$139.99 Echo

$145 50-inch 1080p LED TV

$249.99 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

All Amazon Devices priced at Black Friday prices

99 cent Dash with $4.99 credit on first purchase

$149 Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker

More cyber deals can be found in the complete list of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals and in the Cyber Monday Deals tracker.

Cyber Monday is the encore shopping event to Black Friday. The deals on sale on Cyber Monday are not different anymore from Black Friday. The difference are retailer specific. While Amazon and Walmart (Walmart Cyber Monday deals) are continue to offer individual deals, like on Black Friday, Target is offering a 15% sitewide discount. This deal broke Target’s online store last year. The retailer said that they made a lot of changes and Target.com will not fail on Cyber Monday.

Target will also offer the 15% sitewide discount in stores, negating the meaning of Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday, a term coined by Shop.org in 2005, got established when retailers saw a trend of consumers shopping online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent to Black Friday.

Cyber Monday 2016 is expected to set a new record for online spending. 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day already set a new records in online spending with $3 billion and $1.93 billion respectively. Cyber Monday 2015 set a new record with $3 billion. This year Cyber Monday sales need to exceed $3 billlion to beat Black Friday.

Timing is everything in scoring the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals. To not miss a Cyber Monday deal, deal hunters can follow use on Twitter, where we notify followers about every hot Cyber Monday deal.

Cyber Monday 2016 is on November 28. Many retailers kicked off Cyber Monday sales events right after Black Friday ends. You can find more Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news in our Cyber Monday 2016 hub.

Pokemon Go Not Fun Anymore: Speed Limit, No Tracker, No New Features

Nick from the popular Pokemon tutorial channel Trainer Tips has been a very positive voice for Pokemon Go and its developer Niantic. He has been defending Niantic in the past for changes and is against the use of 3rd party tools what so ever. Niantic’s most recent change of preventing trainers catch Pokemon in cars and public transport earns criticism from Nick.

Pokemon no longer spawn if you’re traveling above 30 mph. This means that you cannot play the game as a passenger in a car, on a bus, or on a train. “This is a huge blow to public transit riders and rural players who don’t have many spawn points or Pokestops nearby,” says Nick.

Niantic has put a little bit too much emphasis on interesting and not enough on fun in Pokemon Go. You can make your game as interesting as you want, but if it’s not fun people aren’t going to play,” he explains his view on the state of Pokemon Go as it is today.

Besides preventing players from playing the game in cars and public transport, Niantic recently also shut down Pokemon Go trackers. FastPokeMap is trying to break the encryption and to go online again, but has failed to do so since the release of the new security on October 7. Millions of trainers used real-time trackers to find Pokemon nearby. Niantic has still not given players this feature. Basically only players who love grinding, live in an urban area and have a lot of time at their hand are still playing Pokemon Go.

The way Niantic handled the introduction of the speed limit is bothering many players. Niantic has not announced anything in regards to this new limitation.

Niantic needs to make Pokemon Go fun again before the winter strikes. “Niantic has a very specific idea of how they want the game to be played,” said Nick in the video here. This idea apparently does not involve fun, unless Niantic is finally opening up to its community of players and starts listening.

Pokemon Go launched July 6 amidst unprecedented hype. Pokemon Go has dropped dramatically in the number of players, but the games was so popular that the remaining user base is still huge and bigger than other popular mobile games. Pokemon Go had 15.4 million weekly active users according to a report early October. This is 4 times as many as Clash of Clans. More Pokemon News.

Apple Mac Event is on October 27, Reports

Several outlets have reported that Apple will hold a media event on October 27 to announce new Mac computers. This will be one day after Microsoft unveils new Surface hardware at a Windows 10 media event.

Apple is over due with releasing new computer hardware. So far the rumors focused on a new MacBook Pro with dynamic keys. The MacBook Air is getting upgraded and new rumor says Apple drops the 11-inch MacBook Air.

For me personally, I am only interested in a new iMac. My 2011 iMac holds up surprisingly well and is the tool I use up to 12 hours per day. After a graphics card failure I have upgraded the RAM to 32GB, giving the iMac new agility. It is though far from what I ideally would like. And that is instant computing. No wait times. No lag. I also want a bigger iMac. I want a 30-inch iMac since a year. Power users on Windows enjoy large displays, why can’t I on macOS?

I understand the whole focus on mobile, but some of us have to get work done on a daily basis. We want new desktop hardware that is not behind the times. Macs are supposed to be ahead. On the desktop Apple has become dated. Don’t even get me started on gaming and virtual reality.

The Apple event on October 27 has been spilled by TechCrunch and Recode. Apple has not yet sent out an invite to the October 27 event to make it official.

Common iOS 10 problems and Their Solutions

Fear not. Help is here. iOS 10 update is out and as usual it is accompanied by certain problems .Here are some tricks and tips to take care of common iOS 10 problems.

  • How To Fix iOS 10 Installation Problems

Many iOS 10 users have reported some glitches and technical faults in the new update. One of the most common problems has been the installation. Users have stated that the installation process gets frozen. It can be depicted that this issue might persist to exist throughout the iOS 10 update’s lifespan.

Though where there is a will there is a way. This problem can be avoided and there is a way to jumpstart the installation process on your Apple product. When the installation of the iOS appears to be frozen or stuck, press down the home button and the power button simultaneously to perform a reset.

The device is bound to power down automatically within 10 seconds. It will soon then turn itself back on and you should be able to make it through to the iOS 10.

  • iOS 10 Battery Drain

Poor iOS 10 battery life has been experienced and here are few things you can do to get better results.

1. Turn off the Background App refresh. Go to general and from there to background app refresh. You will see apps that you do not usually use. They are just draining your battery

2. Turn off things like the Fitness Tracking and other non-essential apps present in Settings>Privacy > Motion & Fitness. Apps such as Trip Advisor and Waze just drain battery life.
3. When you are at home make sure that you are not connected to cellular instead of Wi-Fi. Turn off and on the Wi-Fi at appropriate times. When out,   disable your iPhone from continuously looking for open Wi-Fi networks when there are not any that it can join.

4. Display brightness has a massive effect on the battery life. Keep your display brightness in check and stop lighting up your iPhone every 3 minutes.

5. Detect the Apps that are draining your battery life heavily. Go to settings, then battery and check who are the main culprits.

  • How To Fix Touch ID Problems

The Touch ID is causing problems for the iOS 10 users. There are issues with the Touch ID in the App Store and the fingerprints not being detected. The first thing to do when your Touch ID suddenly stops working with iOS 10 is to delete your finger prints. Importantly make certain that the Touch ID is free from sweat and dirt and that oil is removed from your hands.

A nice clean print is needed. After that go to settings > Touch ID & Passcode and put in your passcode. Turn off iTunes & App Store, and then reboot your device. Go back to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and turn on iTunes & App Store. Removal and the rescanning of your fingerprint might be required. To carry this out go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and scroll down to the list of fingerprints.

Tap on the fingerprint you want to delete, then choose ‘Delete’ and restart your device. Once your device restarts, go back into settings and add your fingerprint. Touch ID is bound to work after. If the Touch ID does not work at all, you can reset the device by pressing down the home button and the power button simultaneously for 10 seconds or until your phone is restarted. If such a quick fix does not work, you can try a factory reset.

  • Your iPhone Loses Cellular Network And Can’t Reconnect

After the iOS 10 update another issue has been reported. When iPhone loses its signal, afterwards even if you are moving into an area where you know that you will receive a signal. Your device still cannot reconnect to a signal. If you restart your phone you may be reconnected to the signal. This is not a long term fix as when you will lose the signal again, your device might be unable to reconnect to the signal.

You can also switch to Airplane mode and then switch back to reconnect. A number of mobile networks are suggesting the reinstallation of iOS 10, this time updating it by plugging your device into your Mac or PC and using iTunes.

  • How To Fix iOS 10 iMessages Problems

If messages start causing trouble, we recommend shutting it off for a while and then switching it back on. Go into Settings > Messages > Toggle iMessage off then back on. If you are still having issues with receiving or sending messages from your Apple device, try restarting it. If that fails, go to your settings and reset the network settings.

Go into Settings > General > Reset > Reset network settings. Keep your Wi-Fi passwords in mind because this will cause the device to forget them.

  • iPhone Stops Vibrating After Updating To iOS 10

Many users have reported that their devices no longer vibrate when a message is received after the iOS update. In order to fix this try to restart your iPhone by holding down the sleep button and the Home button for about 10 seconds.

  • Cannot Delete Apps In iOS 10

There is another common problem with this update. Many users are having problems with deleting apps from their iPad or iPhone after they carried out this new update. The users have complained then when they try to delete and app all they see is a message saying ‘Waiting”, and there is no X icon, used to delete the app visible. In order to solve this issue, perform a hard reset of your iOS 10 device. This can be carried out by holding and pressing the power button and the Home button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds until and unless the Apple logo is witnessed.

If this effort fails, do make certain that no other app is being installed in the background while you are trying to remove other apps. To do this, open the App store and then select Updates> Purchased. Check if any of the apps have “’Installing”’ beside them. If that is the case, switch your mobile to airplane mode, then select the app to stop them. After doing so, switch back from the airplane mode and download the apps one by one. All the settings can also be reset. To do this open up the settings app and choose “’General”. Scroll down and choose “Reset” then “Reset All settings”.

  • Third party keyboard don’t work in iOS 10

Many iOS users have reported that when they use a third party keyboard, such as Swype or Bitmoji, it does not work. Many of the developers that are behind these keyboards are well informed of this problem and they have launched updates which are compatible to the iOS 10 in order to combat this issue. Hence the first thing that should be done is to check the App store to see if there is an update present for the keyboard.

If there is not such an update present, the keyboard should be disabled. This can be done by going to the settings>general> keyboard and Edit should be selected. After that, the minus button should be selected, or swiped left, on the keyboard that is to be removed.

  • Bluetooth Issues

Here are some ways to tackle Bluetooth issues.

Toggling Bluetooth

You can simply disable and then re enable Bluetooth. This can be done by going to the Control Centre or even on the settlings icon app on your home screen. Sometimes simply doing this can make things good.

Re pair with your Bluetooth Device

You can forget your Bluetooth device and try to repair again. Just head down to Settings then Bluetooth. You will see an ‘i’ on the very right of the connection in distress. Tap on this selection and ‘Forget this Device’. A re-pair works most of the time

Reboot your iPhone

We all have sought to the old fashion reboot once in a while and there is no harm in following this old fashion process. The process is easy but is different for specific models of iPhone. You can find yourself confused with Apple network settings as they change in every iOS update. Just reset them.

Install iOS 10 Again

Sometime a clean install of iOS 10 does the job for you. Give it a shot by installing the latest available version of iOS 10.

You can Book a Genius Bar Appointment

If you find everything failing than it might be just the right time to book a genius bar appointment. This may not be the ideal situation but it’s better than having a phone which does not support Bluetooth.

  • iOS 10 Safari Glitch

Since the release of iOS 10, complaints regarding the poor performance of the Safari Browser have been flowing in rapidly. Apparently the recent updates have not been able to tackle the problem. In fact some people have reported that pages load very slowly or even don’t load at all.

It is also rumored that a delayed response is observed when links and keyboard do not open. This problem can be linked up with the Wi-Fi and slow performance but this issue can be solved by simply scrolling, reloading the page you are on and reloading the app for that matter.

Below are some workarounds

  1.  You may go to Settings. Click on Safari then clear History and website data. This may improve the problem slightly but there is no guarantee he issues will not return.
  2.  Another solution people found to have helped is by going to Settings and clicking on Safari. Then they disabled Advanced and toggling JavaScript.
  3.  You may also switch off iCloud and toggling safari in the Settings icon
  4.  Simply go for another browser such as Google chrome or even Puffin Another Potential Solution is available too.

There isn’t a guarantee that it will work for sure but with the problems you’re suffering its worth a shot. Just try a factory reset. If you do opt for this option then avoid restoring a backup and set up your device as it was brand new.

  • iOS 10 syncing music Glitch

One Problem users face is that syncing music takes very long or doesn’t sync at all. This issue has been faced by many after the installation of the iOS 10 update.

In this scenario they restored the device and the syncing is a very long process. It can actually consumer 24 hours or more and sometimes even appears to hang on indefinitely. One workaround is that if you happen to have a lot of tracks then the artwork may actually be the culprit.

So simple delete the artwork in your library and give syncing another shot. Other potential solutions include

  1.  Use iTunes and select whatever Apple device you have from the left column. Once you have done that look for Summary in the options section. Once there you can ‘Manually manage music and videos’. If you happen to find the option already checked just uncheck and recheck again. This actually takes much sync to work and you may also have to toggle iTunes Match off in ‘Settings’.
  2. You can also connect your device to your computer and use iTunes. On your device go to Settings, tap on ‘General’ then usage and finally ‘Manage’. Here you should delete all your music. In iTunes uncheck ‘Sync Music’ and check’ Sync Music box’ one more time. This should solve the problem.

Captcha Does Not Block Pokemon Go Scanners, New Encryption Does

Pokemon Go is putting the spotlight on how weak widely used security technology really is. Niantic has enlisted Google security technology to block 3rd party developers from accessing Pokemon Go servers and extract the valuable location of spawning Pokemon. In addition to that, Niantic also relies on Google’s SafetyNet to block the Pokemon Go app from running on rooted devices.

Update: Niantic has released a new encryption of the protocol blocking all scrapers. It is not just Captcha now the 3rd party developers such as the creator of FastPokeMap have to deal with now. It is another reverse engineering job. They need to find out how the new encryption works before any Pokemon Go scanner or bot is going to work again. This can take days.

Both security technologies can be circumvented. Running apps on rooted devices that require SafetyNet verification as been possible before Pokemon Go. Before solutions that hide rooted have been known by relatively small group, now millions more use these techniques so they can run Pokemon on their rooted smartphone.

This attention and wide spread forces Google to improve their security technology. This happened earlier this week with SafetyNet. Solutions like Magisk stopped working. This changed has not just affected Pokemon Go trainers, but anyone who was running Magisk for instance to use Android Pay on rooted phone.

There are already methods to circumvent the new improved SafetyNet and Magisk is getting an update that will deal with the changes. This means there will be another round of SafetyNet changes coming soon. Google can’t give up the fight. Business partners including banks will come down on them. They already will have increased the pressure on Google.

The situation with reCaptcha is no different. Yesterday we reported that FastPokeMap, the largest Pokemon scanner, is going to fold, but things already changed. The creator of FastPokeMap found a viable solution to deal with the Captcha. First he increased the number of worker accounts significantly from the 500,000 the service used. This reduces the number of captchas FPM triggers. Yesterday they still had 10,000 captchas per second. Secondly, they made a deal with a Captcha solving service to solve the captchas they hit. The end solution is to redirect the captchas to the 15 million daily users of FastPokeMap. This is not trivial and will take some hacking.

Captcha solver and captcha solving services have been around since a long time, but now they get a lot of attention becaues of Pokemon Go. Not just large scale scanners have to deal with captchas. Anybody who is running a personal scanner or bot needs to deal with them and they do with similar methods as FPM. The fact that you can circumvent Google’s reCaptcha with a “earn money online” service scheme makes Google look bad.

Pokemon Go is going to make the web more secure by forcing Google to make its security solutions better. Banking and online payment services should lead that charge and not a game. More Pokemon Go News.