Gotta catch ’em all over again: the return of Pokmania

It made adults walk into lamp posts and kids throw sickies: now Pokmon fever is back. Whats the appeal? When it was released in 1996, Pokmon made zealots of children. Desperate to catch em all (as the slogan goes), they would Pokflu apparently), steal and bankrupt their parents. Exasperated schools moral panic. In November 1999, as the phenomenon reached its climax, Pokmon graced the cover of highest grossing media franchise of all time. Now, with the release of Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds, this month, the franchise gets its first ever live-action film. Not only is it expected to be a early reactions indicate it is cleverly positioned to appeal to both die-hard fans and those who dont know their …

Apple event: 10 things you may have missed

Heres what Tim Cook didnt reveal, from Apple Card details to the Arcade game service Apple is throwing money at its bank Its US-only (for now?) but Apple is pushing its new credit card hard. The company is offering 2% cashback, paid daily, on any purchase made with the card using Apple Pay, and 3% on any purchase made with Apple itself, including the App Store and Apple Music. For purchases made in stores and online that dont take Apple Pay, of which there are a lot, the rate is lower, at 1%. But those figures show how much Apple is willing to pay to make its card a success. For comparison, the best cashback card in the US, reports …