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Fortnite Mobile: How to download Fortnite for iOS and Android

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If you're looking for a fun gaming fix on the go, why not Fortnite for mobile?
The Epic Games Battle Royale shooter has been available on both iOS and Android devices since 2018. It has transferred the popular game to a wide range of pocket-sized smartphones and tablets.
Getting Fortnite on the phone was a breeze. Fortnite Battle Royale's runaway success, with 100 players appearing as the last fighters on an island map, has already been very successful on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Fortunately, Fortnite's cartoon art style can also be easily scaled down to smartphone screens that have never been as competitive as online games - with a goal support option for Fortnite cellphone gamers who mourn the loss of detail at this smaller size.
So Fortnite Mobile is a real thing, and if you're reading this, it's because you want to jump right into the Epic Games mobile game. To that end, we've put together a step-by-step guide to starting your Fortnite mobil…

Vivo Z6 5G launched with Snapdragon 765G SoC, impressive 5000mAh battery

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Unlike some of its rivals, the Z6 5G does not have a high-refresh-rate display.What you need to knowVivo Z6 5G is the company's first mid-range 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset.The phone sports a 6.57-inch FHD+ hole-punch display and has a 48MP quad-camera setup at the rear.It has been priced at 2,198 yuan ($314) in China.Vivo today announced a new mid-range 5G-enabled smartphone at an event held in China. Dubbed the Z6 5G, Vivo's latest smartphone packs impressive hardware specs and comes with a 3D curved back.The Vivo Z6 5G runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The phone boasts liquid cooling technology, which Vivo claims can lower the core temperature by up to 10°C. (50°F).The Z6 5G features a 6.57-inch FHD+ IPS display with a hole-punch cutout in the top-right corner and a 20:9 aspect ratio. At the back of the phone is a quad-camera array with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP…

Review: Samsung's Galaxy A51 misses the mark in several key areas

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The Galaxy A51 offers camera and design upgrades, but the underlying hardware is unchanged from 2019.Under increased pressure from Chinese rivals, Samsung overhauled its budget strategy last year. The underwhelming Galaxy J series was gone, and the Galaxy A lineup essentially took its place. Samsung traditionally limited the Galaxy A series to the mid-range segment, but now it fields devices starting as low as $120 all the way to $600.The new-found change in focus also came with better product releases. The Galaxy A50 was one of the best budget phones you could buy in 2019, featuring great hardware, a fresh design, and decent cameras. In typical Samsung fashion, the company introduced an updated model six months down the line in the Galaxy A50s, and now we have the Galaxy A51.The Galaxy A51 is a continuation of what Samsung has been doing in this segment for the last 12 months. There are a few enticing changes — particularly around the camera side of things — but …

Google still trying to get consumers to ditch new Microsoft Edge for Chrome

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Google keeps trying to make people switch away from the new Microsoft Edge.What you need to knowSeveral Google services show pop-ups within the new Microsoft Edge to try to get people to switch to Google Chrome.Google docs, Google's search page, Google News, and Google Translate show prompts to switch to Chrome.Google also shows pop-ups in the Chrome web store to try to get people to switch to Chrome.Google continues to try to make people switch away from the new Microsoft Edge. This time, pop-ups were spotted by MSPU within several Google services that prompt people to switch to Google Chrome. Google Docs, Google's search page, Google News, and Google Translate all show prompts to switch to Google Chrome.Google's search page reads, "Switch to Chrome. Hide annoying ads and protect against malware on the web." Google docs states, "to use docs offline upgrade to Chrome."Last week, people spotted warnings on the Chrome web store tellin…

Galaxy Note 10 gets improved facial recognition with new update

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The update isn't widely available just yet.What you need to knowSamsung has started rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ phones.The update improves facial recognition as well as navigation gestures.Currently, the update is only available in Malaysia and Germany.Samsung is rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy Note 10 series phones, bringing a few minor improvements. The update is currently available only in Malaysia and Germany, but is expected to be released in other markets very soon.As per the folks at SamMobile, the update arrives as version N97xFXXU2BTB5 and brings enhanced facial recognition as well as navigation gestures. Unfortunately, however, there is no information yet on the exact nature of these improvements. What is also a little surprising is that the update does not bring the latest March security patch. That said, it is likely that these improvements will begin rolling out to Galaxy Note 10 and Note …

Here's how to watch the Aston Villa vs. Man City Carabao Cup final online

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Can Pep Guardiola's men make it five League Cup triumphs in seven seasons?Having won four out of the last six League Cup finals, it almost feels strange when Manchester City aren't involved in the Carabao Cup Final. Pep Guardiola's Sky Blues this time face an Aston Villa side that has cast aside its struggles at the foot of the Premier League to put themselves in contention of winning their first silverware since lifting the League Cup back in 1996.If the task in front of Villa wasn't daunting enough, they'll be heading into Sunday's showdown at Wembley against a side that will be bristling with confidence following their stunning midweek Champions League victory over Real Madrid at the BernabĂ©u.Man City have previously lifted the League Cup trophy six times, while the Villans, who were the tournament's inaugural winners back in 1960, have won the Cup on five occasions. Should any of City star's Fernandinho, David Silva or Sergio Ag…

Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 vs. X55: Next year's ultra-fast 5G chip, explained

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Qualcomm's third-generation 5G modem brings that 5G speed you've been hearing about plus a lot more.When it comes to new technology, there's a natural timeline that seems to happen. The first generation feels like a proof of concept and offers enough to get us interested, the second generation works of fixing flaws and refining the basics, and the third generation is when it is mature enough that you really want to have it.Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 5G modem is just that: the third generation of the company's 5G modems and it's ready for prime time. Compared to the X50 (first-generation) and X55 (second-generation) it's set up to make considerably better use of 5G networks in ways that we will notice.Smaller is betterThe X50 was built on a 10-nanometer process and the X55 was built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. With the X60, Qualcomm says it has moved forward and it will be built using a 5-nanometer manufacturing process.5nm ch…

August View Wireless Video Doorbell review: Basic and buggy

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Despite a successful relaunch, the August View still doesn't quite stack up to the competition.I've had the August View since its original launch last Spring. To say the initial release of the View was a mess is selling its initial problems short. But the team at August did the unthinkable; they pulled the product from the market and issued refunds to unhappy customers. It was the sign of things to come and showed how far August was willing to go to please its customer base.The relaunched August View wireless video doorbell is a thing of beauty. On the outside, you won't see much of a difference between it and other video doorbells on the market. It's got an ultra-wide-angle camera up top, a speaker, a doorbell button, and some nifty lights for various purposes. The difference is in its fully wireless nature and the simplicity of the ecosystem.The August View Video Doorbell is super easy to install. It doesn't even require a screwdriver if you …

Combine your wallet and phone case for your Galaxy S20+

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Bigger phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20+ are perfect candidates for wallet cases. The bigger the phone, the more space it takes up in your pocket or bag. Wallet cases let you condense all your essential IDs and payment methods in one place. The best designed wallet cases make life easier at the expense of a little added bulk. Check out the stylish options available so far.Carry it allCaseMe Magnetic Leather WalletStaff pickThis wallet folio comes in five colors, including a subdued Wine Red and teal-ish Blue. There are two dedicated card slots and then a bigger slot for spare cash and receipts. It's our top pick for its affordability and choice of colors.$13 at AmazonSimple and refinedMaxboost mWallet SeriesMaxboost offers a simple and professional folio-style wallet case made of synthetic leather. You get three card slots on the inside along with a pocket for cash and receipts, and the cover also folds over as a kickstand. It's available in black with w…