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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
Nintendo’s newest console was by far the hottest product.
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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.

Steam adds support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

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Use your Pro Controller to play your favorite Mac and PC games.
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Steam has added official support for the Switch Pro Controller in its latest client beta.

Players no longer have to use fiddly third-party workarounds to enjoy Nintendo’s best controller in their favorite games. All of its buttons and even its motion controls are now fully supported.

Best gadgets of 2017

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What gadgets grabbed our attention in 2017? Funny you should ask.
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Cult of Mac's 2017 Year in Review Welcome to Cult of Mac‘s Gadget of the Year extravaganza. Unlike some other blogs, where harassed writers get a last-minute order from the boss to come up with an end-of-year list, and then spend a half-hour writing up the first five Google results for their given subject, our top gadgets are all rad, and all genuinely worth your cash.

Two of them will even change how you use technology, which isn’t a bad score for just one year. Let’s take a look at our favorite gadgets of 2017, and see why they’re so good.

iPhone component demands are hurting Nintendo Switch production

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
Sorry, Nintendo!
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Component supplies for the Nintendo Switch are reportedly being limited by Apple’s own component demands, a new report claims.

The components in question reportedly include NAND flash-memory chips for data storage, LCD displays and Linear Resonant Actuators,the tiny motors used in the Switch’s hand-held controllers.

Amazing mod crams gaming system into an Altoids tin

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Introducing the mintyPi 2.0.
Introducing the mintyPi 2.0.
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Nintendo’s new Switch console is turning the gaming world on its head, but it could soon face some fresh the Raspberry Pi.

YouTuber Sudo Mod recently revealed his latest creation that stuffs a Raspberry Pi, LCD and controller into a tiny Altoids tin. The finished product looks like something you’d actually want to game on and it’s even more convenient to carry around than an iPhone.

Prepare to be amazed:

Old iPhone exploit opens Nintendo Switch to jailbreaking

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
The Switch might be jailbroken soon.
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Nintendo Switch owners may soon be able to install third-party applications on the new gaming console thanks to an old Apple security flaw.

Although the Nintendo Switch doesn’t have a web browser, it uses Apple’s WebKit in order to render web pages. Noted iPhone jailbreaker qwertyoruiop recently discovered that the Switch could be easily hacked just by running the Pangu jailbreak tool for iOS on it.