Act now to save your Fortnite account if you use ‘Sign in with Apple’

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Fortnite on iPad with SteelSeries Nimbus
Don't let yours disappear.
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Epic Games’ ongoing battle with Apple has made it so that you will no longer be able to log into your Fortnite account using “Sign in with Apple” from September 11, 2020. If you don’t save your account today, you could lose access to the game — and all your data.

Fortunately, salvaging your account is simple, and it only takes a couple minutes. We’ll show you how.

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Epic Games v. Apple is just getting started
The gloves just came off in Epic Games v. Apple.
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Fortnite-maker says it will suffer ‘irreparable harm’ if Apple doesn’t let game back in App Store

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Epic Games mocked Apple with a ‘1984’ parody.
The Epic Games vs. Apple battle rages on.
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In the latest development in Epic Games’ battle with Apple, the Fortnite-maker requested that a court require Apple to return the game to the App Store and restore Epic’s developer account.

Lawyers for the company argue that Epic is “likely to suffer irreparable harm” if this is not done.

Director of Apple’s classic 1984 ad is unimpressed with Epic Games’ parody

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Epic Games mocked Apple with a ‘1984’ parody.
Ridley Scott isn’t impressed with Epic Games’ Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite parody.
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Ridley Scott, who directed Apple’s famous 1984 Super Bowl TV advertisement, is less than pleased with the parody version Epic Games released last month.

The original ad introduced the Apple Macintosh to the world. Epic Games’ version seeks to portray itself as the underdog in a legal fight with Apple over App Store policies.

In praise of Apple Pencil [Cult of Mac Magazine 364]

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Apple Pencil is not just for artists anymore.
Apple Pencil is not just for artists anymore.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac’s Ian Fuchs says new features in iPadOS 14 make the Apple Pencil an indispensable tool — even for people who aren’t artists.

That’s the cover story in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Download it now for that story, plus the latest Apple news, leaks, how-tos and reviews. (In case you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s battle with Fortnite dev Epic Games is getting nasty.)

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Apple cancelled Epic Games account on the App Store.
Epic Games is out of the App Store. Completely.
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Who needs ‘Fortnite’ when ‘PUBG Mobile’ is an out to get a significant upgrade?
Apple wants everyone to know that Fortnite rival PUBG Mobile is about to get a big upgrade to its visuals.
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Fortnite no more: Epic sends email to Apple users about end of updates

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TL;DR: Epic wants fans to know Apple's the one responsible.
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It’s the end of the line for Fortnite on iOS and Mac. For now, at least. In an email sent to users, Epic Games says that users on Apple platforms will no longer be receiving new content for the game.

And, you know, to drum home the point that, as Epic is keen to suggest, Apple’s the one entirely at fault.

No Apple device can play the new Fortnite season

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No ‘Fortnite’ for you, Apple users.
Epic Games won’t let iPhone or Mac users play the next Marvel-themed season of Fortnite.
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The court battle between Epic Games and Apple will really start affecting Fortnite players on Thursday. That’s when the next season of the wildly-popular game will drop, but not for anyone using an iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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In the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, which one is Thanos?
In the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, which one is Thanos?
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