Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app

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Microsoft News on iOS
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.

Revenue royale! Fortnite rakes in $100 million on iOS

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A veritable money-printing machine!
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Love it for its easy point of entry, addictive gameplay, and constant stream of in-app purchase upgrades or hate it for… well, exactly the same reasons, there’s no denying Fortnite is pretty darn big right now.

How big? Big enough that, after just three months on iOS, it has already taken in $100 million in worldwide player spending on Apple’s mobile platform alone. No matter how you slice it, that’s very impressive.

This AR card could be the future of business

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This is the future of business cards.
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Apple’s ARKit technology is poised to change the way we interact with everything, including business cards.

iOS & ARKit developer Oscar Falmer previewed his newest AR business card concept on Twitter and it looks freaking rad. Using ARKit 2.0 with image tracking, Falmer’s concept pulls up all of the person’s contact info, website, social media accounts and more for you to interact with digitally.

Check it out:

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.

Hate scheduling meetings? WhenWorks app makes it easy

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WhenWorks
Take the pain out of scheduling a meeting.
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Apple Camp now taking reservations for summer fun

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Apple Camp
This summer camp will teach you to create music, video stories and control robots the Apple way.
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Sign-ups began today for Apple Camp, a free three-day summer program for kids at Apple Stores across the globe.

The camps, designed to expose kids to the many ways to get creative with Apple products, run July 9 through 27. Reservations tend to fill up fast.

Apple drops new betas for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS

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iOS 11 is getting a little bit of love before iOS 12 comes out.
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Developers received a fresh batch of beta software from Apple this morning, only it wasn’t the iOS 12 beta 2 that everyone was hoping for.

iOS 11.4.1 beta 3 was released to developers this morning, alongside a new beta for tvOS 11.4.1. Both builds bring a bunch of bug fixes to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV as Apple gets ready to move onto iOS 12 and tvOS 12.