Huge changes are coming to Fortnite, and that’s okay

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Don’t panic!
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Forget everything you know about how to win in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Epic Games has confirmed that it plans to make huge changes to the game that could completely change the way you play. Master builders will suffer most, while new players will have a greater chance of winning matches.

Victory won’t be so dependent on shotgun skill and building the biggest bases. And that’s okay.

AirPower to arrive in September after design problems are solved

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The wait for AirPower could soon be over.
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Apple will finally deliver its AirPower charger in September after solving “a series of technical hurdles,” according to a new report.

Overheating is one problem company engineers have had to contend with. Another is AirPower’s complex circuitry, which is necessary to allow compatible devices to be placed anywhere on the mat for charging.

Apple Pay gets you cheaper, faster service at summer festivals

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Yet another reason to use Apple Pay.
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If you aren’t already using Apple Pay, you should be. Not only does it make shopping easier, but it can also save you money on all kinds of purchases every week. And now, Apple Pay users are getting faster service on discounted food and drink at concerts and festivals.

Apple Pay “fast lanes” have started popping up at concessions stands, helping users avoid the lengthy lines.

Fortnite files hint at 2 brand new game modes

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Prepare yourself for new Fortnite experiences.
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Fortnite gets new limited-time game modes every week, but for a while now, those game modes have been improved versions of modes we’ve already played. That could be about to change.

Files reveal two brand new game modes coming to Battle Royale. “Tactics Showdown” and “Ground Game” will completely change the way you play. It’s not all about building anymore!

Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app

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Meet Microsoft News for iOS.
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Preorder Pokémon Quest for iOS today, download June 28

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Pokémon Quest will be officially available on June 28.
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Microsoft Edge for iOS is getting one huge improvement

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Bid goodbye to ads in Microsoft Edge.
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Microsoft Edge has been slow to match Safari’s feature set since making its debut on iOS last November. But it’s about to get one big feature that was sorely lacking: a built-in ad blocker.

Adblock Plus integration will be available in an upcoming Edge update, alongside visual search, book reading improvements, and more.

Kristen Wiig drops out of Apple’s upcoming original comedy

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Kristen Wiig slayed us in Bridesmaids.
Wiig will play Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 instead.
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Apple’s upcoming original comedy has lost its leading star.

Kristen Wiig has dropped out of Apple’s adaptation of You Think It, I’ll Say It due to scheduling conflicts with Wonder Woman 1984, according to a new report. Sources claim Apple is still planning to go ahead with the series.

PUBG rips off Fortnite’s Battle Pass, adds first-person mode

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Play PUBG Mobile in first person!
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PUBG Mobile just got a huge update on mobile as it steps up its fight back against Fortnite.

Its new Royale Pass, just like Fortnite’s Battle Pass, gives PUBG Mobile players the ability to unlock rewards as they level up. Daily and weekly challenges will be available to help you progress faster. The update also brings a new first-person mode and lots more.