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.

Microsoft is bringing Gears of War to iOS … with a twist

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Gears Pop! lands on mobile in 2019.
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Hit Microsoft franchise Gears of War is making the leap to mobile next year in Gears Pop!

Microsoft has teamed up with Mediatonic and Funko to bring the popular shooter to Android and iOS with a big twist. And yes, that’s the same Funko that creates adorable pop culture collectibles.

Enjoy the first trailer right here.

Fight in style with Fortnite’s new Wingman Starter Pack

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The pack includes an outfit, back bling, and hundreds of V-Bucks.
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Are you still playing Fortnite Battle Royale with the default skins? Have some respect for yourself!

Now is the time to pick up your first outfit. The new Wingman Starter Pack, available today, will have you looking fresh on the battlefield. It also gives you hundreds of V-Bucks to spend on other cosmetics, and it won’t break the bank.

Another Fortnite update arrives with more weapon changes

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Shotguns are weaker but damage traps are back!
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Epic Games is rolling out another Fortnite Battle Royale update with big weapon changes.

It is the second patch to arrive this week after bouncer traps and other weapon tweaks were introduced on Wednesday. This release focuses on reducing shotgun damage for both the pump and tactical variants, and reversing the decrease recently made to trap damage.

Epic has also confirmed it will be sending the jetpack to the vault this month.

Fortnite update brings rare bouncer trap and big adjustments

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Things that make you go boing!
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Fortnite Battle Royale’s weekly content update is rolling out across all platforms, including iOS. The latest release adds a new bouncer trap and makes big adjustments to address “a few top concerns.”

No, there’s still no controller support on mobile — but there is strong evidence to suggest Fortnite is about to drop onto the Nintendo Switch.

Fortnite update brings first vehicle, mobile voice chat

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Ride to victory in Battle Royale.
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YouTube bingers can now set ‘take a break’ reminders

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Is it time you took a break from YouTube?
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Hello, my name is Killian and I’m a YouTube addict.

I know I’m not the only one. There’s a large number of us out there. But now we have help. YouTube’s new “take a break” reminders let you know when it’s time to put down your phone and experience life outside of videos.

Here’s how you use them.