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Fortnite challenge guide for season 4, week 4

Battle Pass buyers can now begin completing week four’s challenges for season four in Fortnite Battle Royale. There are seven in total — four easy and three hard — that will earn you 50 Battle Stars.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will march onto macOS this month

Fancy hurling yourself back in time to the British Isles, circa 878 AD? If so, and if you’re a fan of the battle-heavy strategy games, you may be pleased to hear that Total War Saga: Thrones of

It’s time to finally learn that new language with Rosetta Stone [Deals]

We all know that person, the one who speaks four languages fluently and ‘gets by’ in two others. Meanwhile, we’re still trying to reach intermediate status on a second language. So for anyone tired of

Starbucks is beating Apple, Google and Samsung at mobile payments

Apple and Google may be two of the biggest companies in the tech industry, but they’re both losing to Starbucks when it comes to one important metric. No, we’re not talking about numbers of coffees

Massive iPhone sales buck the trend in falling smartphone market

Apple had an even better start to 2018 than you might think. While it’s now well known that Apple had a record first three months of the year, that doesn’t take into account what the rest of the

Today in Apple history: Newton spins off as its own company

May 22, 1997: Apple spins off its Newton division. The new company’s first job? Selling the MessagePad 2000 PDA. Newton Inc. also has a mandate to develop new technologies and market existing ones.

Fortnite update brings jetpacks to Battle Royale

It’s time to take flight in Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games just pushed out its latest content update, finally giving players the ability to use jetpacks for a limited time. You can also start

Razer’s new eGPU enclosure is cheaper and works with macOS

Razer today updated its lineup of eGPU enclosures, adding a more affordable model that’s finally compatible with macOS. The Core X is $200 cheaper than its sibling, the Core V2 — and in some ways,

Clips goes soccer mad with new World Cup update

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on June 14, Apple has updated its Clips video app with a soccer-themed refresh. The free apps allows users to combine video clips, photos and music

How controversial Theranos founder borrowed Steve Jobs’ look

Apple and particularly its iconic co-founder Steve Jobs have inspired some great people, ideas and companies over the years. But Apple’s beloved former leader and highly regarded products were also

LGBT activists are unhappy about Apple’s location for new corporate hub

Apple’s decision to open a new HQ in North Carolina is reportedly close to being a “done deal,” waiting only for the right incentives package to be passed. But one potential spanner in the works could

U.K. iPhone users want $4.3B from Google for privacy violations

A group of 4.4 million Brits accuse Google of illegally collecting and selling their personal information. They want a court to award them $1000 (£750) each in compensation. The group, which calls

Pres. Trump carries an iPhone just for Twitter

Possibly everyone on Earth knows that Pres. Trump uses Twitter, but you might not know that his many tweets are coming from an iPhone. The President actually has at least two: one that’s just for

Apple drops 24 percent off cost of a cable you really need

The price of a USB-C Lightning cable dropped 24 percent. That’s good news to almost every iPhone and iPad user. This cable really should be bundled with Apple’s phone and tablet. It offers faster

Coach introduces new Apple Watch bands for summer

Luxury design company Coach is ready to supply Apple Watch wearers with a fresh lineup of new bands this summer. The company unveiled its latest lineup of fashionable bands that include a couple new

Google nearly scrubs ‘Don’t be evil’ from its code of conduct

Google’s founders tried to define their corporate philosophy with a single phrase: “Don’t be evil.” Now that phrase has all but disappeared from the company’s official code of conduct. But there are

Elgato’s portable green screen is the perfect setup for gamers

Want to become the next big Fortnite star but don’t have a professional-looking streaming setup? The folks at Elgato are ready to solve all your woes with their brilliant new collapsible green screen.

Facebook wants to become your internet service provider

Facebook and Qualcomm are working together to provide high-speed connectivity to urban areas. They’ll use Facebook Terragraph technology to build a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology

Podcast app Castro adds most-requested features

Podcast app Castro adds support for chapters, silence removal, refined playback controls, per-podcast settings, and an updated Apple Watch app. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Glitchy Apple II screens inspire this artist’s work

The Apple II and the iconic game The Oregon Trail launched countless computer science careers – and are twin muses for weaver Melissa Barron. The Chicago artist appreciates the similarities in a line