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Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

The last few years have seen Facebook Lite grow significantly in popularity. The scaled-down social media app launched a few years ago as an option for users in countries with slow or poor data connections, along with benefiting those with aging Android devices that couldn't quite keep up with the regular app's flashier, data and resource-heavy features. Facebook Lite for Android is already in testing for the US market, and the good news is that an iOS version is now in the works as well.

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The fancy new Fortnite move you’re being beaten with

The fancy new Fortnite move you’re being beaten with

We're tracking a new way to move in Fortnite that dominates the map - and chances are you've already happened across it without realizing. It's called Bunny Hopping by average everyday masters of the game, and it requires only that you have some really, really good timing. Or the sort of mouse that allows you to make your scroll wheel into a jump button - but that's only for PC players. Today we're gonna try to cover everyone at once.

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Yahoo Together is the new Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo Together is the new Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo still wants your data. Despite having basically proven its inability to protect its own customers, it’s still having a go at getting users to put more and more of their personal lives under its care. After all, it has a new owner, Verizon’s Oath, so maybe a new culture. And most importantly, it has a new chat service. After finally putting Yahoo! Messenger to rest and experimenting with a Yahoo-less Squirrel Chat, the company is now bringing out Yahoo Together. And, no, it doesn’t have an exclamation point in its name this time.

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Apple details new emoji arriving in iOS 12.1

Apple details new emoji arriving in iOS 12.1

With iOS 12 launching a couple of weeks back and iOS 12.1 now on the horizon, Apple has detailed new additions of utmost importance: emoji. Sarcasm aside, the new set of emoji coming in iOS 12.1 seems to be pretty extensive, with a number of new smileys, sports, food, and animals represented. If you're planning to apply either the developer or public beta previews of iOS 12.1, you'll be able to glimpse these new emoji today.

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Google Maps gets new features to help manage your commute

Google Maps gets new features to help manage your commute

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who counts their commute as their favorite part of the day. The new features rolling out to Google Maps today probably aren't going to do much to change that, but the hope is that they make commutes a little less miserable or unpredictable. This new Google Maps update includes everything from music streaming integration to a new commute tab that will give you detailed information about what to expect on your drive in.

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Is your iPhone XS Max charging right?

Is your iPhone XS Max charging right?

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners, as well as people who have upgraded their existing iPhones and iPads to iOS 12, are in some cases reporting sporadic charging problems which mean their phones and tablets won't recharge - despite being plugged in. The newest iPhones promise the longest battery life of an X-series device so far, with up to 90 minutes more compared to last year's iPhone X.

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Google just made itself your must-have co-pilot

Google just made itself your must-have co-pilot

Most people will agree that vacations are great, but the process of getting them all planned out is not. Between booking a hotel, finding the right price on a flight, and figuring out what to do once you finally get to your destination, there are a lot of moving parts and plenty of potential for frustration. Google is hoping to streamline the trip planning process with a host of new features it's rolling out a variety of different products.

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Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s latest mobile game, is now available

Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s latest mobile game, is now available

Despite the fact that Nintendo's main area of focus is turning the Switch into a long-lasting success, the company is still chugging along with its mobile strategy. Today is a pretty big day for those mobile efforts, as Nintendo is launching Dragalia Lost on iOS and Android. Dragalia Lost was first revealed earlier this year, and it's notable for being the first new IP Nintendo has developed specifically for mobile devices.

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Jaguar to put CarPlay and Android Auto in new and existing vehicles

Jaguar to put CarPlay and Android Auto in new and existing vehicles

There are a lot of features on modern cars you don't think you need until you have them. Things like power windows and locks or fancy infotainment systems with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Once you have those features it’s hard to live without them. Jaguar has announced that it will start offering both CarPlay and Android Auto in its new and existing vehicles in the US.

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YouTube HDR support expands to iPhone XS and XS Max

YouTube HDR support expands to iPhone XS and XS Max

YouTube has expanded its High Dynamic Range support to Apple's latest OLED smartphones, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. The new support comes only a few months after YouTube similarly launched HDR for the iPhone X. Upon updating, YouTube mobile users with one of these new models can watch the HDR version of videos when available.

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Google Maps Group Planning launches: Here’s how to use it

Google Maps Group Planning launches: Here’s how to use it

There are few things as enjoyable as going out with friends, but actually getting there is something that can take a lot of debate and discussion. Google is trying to help with that, as it's started rolling out Group Planning in Google Maps. This is a feature that was first announced at Google IO earlier this year, and this week it's arriving on iOS and Android.

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Monster Hunter Stories finally brings franchise to mobile

Monster Hunter Stories finally brings franchise to mobile

Whenever there is a hot new game or genre, you can bet that a mobile copy will happen soon. That is true for MOBAs, battle royales, and everything in between. Sometimes, these copies are all mobile gamers can hope for if the big franchises don't port their titles to smartphones. Lo and behold, Capcom has surprisingly made available one part of its Monster Hunter franchise to both Android and iOS. But make no mistake, it's not the graphics-heavy, button-mashing game that you might think.

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