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Apple’s updated App Store rules allow gifting of in-app purchases

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Apple apps no longer dominate App Store search results.
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Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to allow the gifting of in-app purchases.

Shoppers have long been able to gift apps and games, but Apple’s rules previously prohibited the purchase of in-app items for others. You probably won’t be able to gift in-app purchases in time for the holidays, however.

Fortnite trials gifting for one week only

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Just in time for the holidays!
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If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to send friends outfits and other items in Fortnite Battle Royale, we have good news.

Epic Games is now trialling a new gifting feature inside the game following yesterday’s version 6.31 update. You’ll be able to use it for one week only, and there are some things you should be aware of.

Win it Wednesday: This $1,000 gift card is your ticket to hackintosh [Deals]

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Newegg's $1,000 gift card giveaway is your last chance to build the machine of your dreams.
Newegg's $1,000 gift card giveaway is your last chance to build the machine of your dreams.
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If you’re coming up against the hardware limitations of your Mac, or just can’t afford one that performs at the level you need, you could always just build the machine you need. Spend a little bit of time on Newegg, and you’ll see that there’s basically no component they don’t carry, and no machine you can imagine that can’t be built. Getting the best parts for your personal computer can be costly, but with the Newegg $1000 Gift Card Giveaway even the highest-performing machine suddenly seems within reach.

Let Apple’s Valentine’s Day App Guide Help You Find The ‘Perfect Gift’ For Your Loved One

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Struggling to find a gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? If you get really desperate, you could always buy them something from the App Store. Seriously. That’s what Apple’s suggesting with its new Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, which features a collection of apps and games suited to music lovers, writers, photographers, foodies, and more.