Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to iPhone and iPad

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Epic is putting Fortnite in your pocket.
Epic is putting Fortnite in your pocket.
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Epic Games is bringing its insanely popular Fornight Battle Royale to iPhone and iPad.

It will be exactly the same 100-player game you’ve been enjoying on consoles, with the same map and the same weapons — and it will support cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and PC. You can sign up to join the beta on Monday, March 12.

Accessory maker promises iOS 11.3 release this week

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iOS 11.3 with new Animoji could land this week.
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iOS 11.3’s public debut is right around the corner, according to one iPhone accessory maker.

Shure, which manufactures iPhone microphone add-ons, told its followers on Twitter that a fix for its buggy accessories would be available with Apple’s next major update this week.

Apple seeds third betas of iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4

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iOS 11.3 Beta 1
iOS 11.3 adds Messages on iCloud, new animojis and more.
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Apple developers received a fresh batch of new beta builds this morning, including the third beta of iOS 11.3, which is set to bring a host of new features and emoji to the public later this year.

Other new beta builds seeded today includes macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta 3 and tvOS 11.3 beta 3, both contain a number of bug fixes, under-the-hood improvements and other changes for the Mac and Apple TV.

How to disable iOS 11.3’s new battery Performance Management feature

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Next time you complain about Apple battery conspiracy theories, imagine how life would be if your iPhone ran on AAs.
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Ever since Apple introduced a measure to stop iPhones from unexpectedly shutting down in iOS 11, politicians and other morons have jumped on the story to gin up publicity for themselves. Now, thanks to their efforts, Apple has added a control that lets you switch off iOS 11’s Performance Management.

If you do switch it off, then your iPhone will stop slowing performance when the battery is too weak to supply enough power, and instead you can again face unexpected shutdowns. Here’s how.

Fifth macOS 10.13.3 beta lands for developers

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There's a new beta out for Macs.
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Apple seeded a new beta build to developers today with the release of macOS 10.13.3 beta 5.

The new beta comes a week after Apple dropped the fourth beta build on developers, bringing with it a host of new bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apple surprises devs with fifth iOS 11.2.5 beta

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Apple just released a new iOS beta.
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It took Apple nearly no time to go from beta 4 to beta 5 on the latest update for iOS 11 that’s currently in development.

Developers were surprised to receive iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 this morning, just two days after Apple released the last beta build full of bug fixes and performance improvements for the iPhone and iPad.

Apple drops new betas for iOS, macOS and more

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Fresh iOS betas are out!
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Developers received a fresh batch of new beta software updates from Apple this morning, including the fourth build of iOS 11.2.5.

Apple has also released the fourth builds of watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5 and macOS 10.13.3, all of which come with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements for Apple’s platforms.