Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users are already running iOS 12

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The official iOS 12 release date is next week, but you can download it now.
Are you enjoying iOS 12 yet?
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Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 12, according to new data.

It’s an impressive adoption rate for a major upgrade that’s only been officially available for just over two weeks. Its speedy uptake can likely be attributed to its new features and significant performance improvements — especially for older devices.

Fortnite 6.0.1 update adds Chiller trap, new Playground options

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Don't get frozen out by Fortnite's new Chiller trap.
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This week’s Fortnite update is now available across all platforms, including iOS.

Version 6.0.1 isn’t quite as exciting as last week’s big season six launch, but it does bring some new content to enjoy. Players can take advantage of the Chiller trap in Battle Royale and there are more options to play around with in Playground mode.

Fortnite gets new Getaway game mode and Grappler item

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Get ready to make your Getaway.
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Another brand new game mode is making its way to Fortnite Battle Royale this week as part of the recently-announced High Stakes event.

Getaway gives teams the opportunity to fight for safes with prizes locked inside. It will be accompanied by special cosmetics, challenges, and the new Grappler item.

Take a sneak peek at all three right here.

iOS 12 beta users plagued by false update notification

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“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.”

You’re probably tired of seeing this message if you’re running iOS 12. It now pops up every time you unlock your iPhone or iPad. Yet there is no update available, and there is no practical way to prevent the popup from appearing over and over again.

The good news is your device isn’t broken. Everyone running the iOS 12 beta is experiencing the same thing. But what’s causing it?

Apple Music is getting a massive upgrade on Android

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Many small business owners are unaware they need a license to stream music in their shops.
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Apple Music is about to get a big upgrade on Android.

A beta version of its next major update reveals Android Auto support is on the way. A number of other new features will also be added to bring the Android version of the app in line with its counterpart on iOS.

Fortnite update brings Tomato Temple, Rift-To-Go, Score Royale

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Score Royale is Fortnite's brand new game mode.
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This week’s Fortnite Battle Royale update has landed — and it’s a big one!

Players can explore the new Tomato Temple area and take advantage of the Rift-To-Go to escape tricky situations. Epic Games has also added a brand new game mode called Score Royale, and made big improvements.

Here’s everything you can expect from the version 5.30 update.