Fortnite’s newest item brings the boom

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The Boom Box isn't exactly the life of the party here.
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Fortnite updates have been on hold while the team at Epic Games took a well-deserved holiday break, but we still saw a brand new item added to Battle Royale this week.

The controversial Boom Box wipes out buildings and structures in no time at all — and you almost certainly won’t enjoy playing against it.

Twitter brings back the chronological timeline on iOS

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You can now view your Twitter timeline in reverse chronological order on iOS.

Twitter has been testing the feature, which lets you see the newest tweets first, for the past couple of months. Now it is being rolled out to all — starting with those on iOS.

Apple rolls out fourth macOS 10.14.2 beta

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Get your hands on the latest beta today.
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Registered developers can now get their hands on Apple’s fourth macOS 10.14.2 beta.

It comes just two weeks after the release of the third beta, and it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements. It doesn’t look like Apple has made any significant changes in this release.

Fortnite picks up epic and legendary pump shotguns, Team Rumble LTM

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Fortnite is finally getting shotgun improvements!
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Epic Games has added epic and legendary pump shotguns to Fortnite Battle Royale this week.

Its version 6.31 update comes less than a week after one employee promised big shotgun improvements that hope to make the pump more effective in close-range gunfights. Players can also look forward to the brand new Team Rumble limited-time game mode.

Fortnite 6.22 adds Heavy AR and Team Terror LTM

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Get your hands on Fortnite's new Heavy AR today.
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Fortnite’s weekly update has arrived with the long-awaited Heavy Assault Rifle. It deals more damage that any other AR but has a smaller magazine size so you’ll have to keep an eye on your ammo.

The version 6.22 patch also brings the Team Terror and Blitz limited-time game modes and a number of tweaks and improvements.

Fortnite 6.2 lets you float into battle like never before

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Are you ready to rise in Fortnite Battle Royale?
Are you ready to rise in Battle Royale?
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Epic Games just rolled out this week’s Fortnite update, giving players a new way to float into battle.

Balloons are the hottest item in the patch notes this week, alongside some nice improvements. Glider re-deploy is sticking around for now, too, but some other items have been banished to the vault.

Apple pulls new watchOS 5.1 update

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Is your Apple Watch still running with watchOS 5.1?
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Apple has pulled the watchOS 5.1 update just hours after making it available to the public.

The move came after reports that the release was “bricking” Apple Watch Series 4 units. Apple has advised those who are experiencing a constant boot loop to contact AppleCare.