Fortnite will Return to Apple Phones

  • Owners of iPhones and iPads could soon be able to play Fortnite again, via a cloud service, the BBC has discovered
  • Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs in the mobile web browser Safari
  • Apple will not get a cut of virtual items sold within the Battle Royale fighting title when played this way
  • Apple is embroiled in a legal fight with Fortnite’s developer Epic, which led the iPhone-maker to remove the game from its iOS App Store
  • Epic has claimed that the 30% commission Apple charges on in-app gaming purchases is anti-competitive
  • But Apple has accused Epic of wanting a “free ride” and the case is due to go to trial in May and could take years to be resolved

Facebook sees a Rise in Misinformation as Reports Warn of Incitement

    • Facebook is seeing an increase in worrying activity around the US election, according to reports from The New York Times and BuzzFeed News
    • Facebook has been tracking a rise in “violence and incitement trends” associated with hashtags and keywords according to an internal message board viewed by Buzzfeed.
    • Facebook said that the company is seeing a rise in misinformation about the election. “As vote counting continues, we are seeing more reports of inaccurate claims about the election
    • This news comes after Facebook successfully removed a group called “Stop the Steal”, which was organizing rallies and fundraising to challenge election results across the US. The group accumulated more than 300,000 members in the less than 48 hours


    New apple Update Brings over 100 New Emojis


        Pupils and Staff Must Wear Masks in School Corridors

        • Pupils and teachers in all of England’s secondary schools and colleges will be required to wear face masks in communal areas and corridors from yesterday
        • New government guidance also says that “clinically extremely vulnerable” staff members should not come into school
        • Head teachers said schools would need help to pay for supply teachers
        • They also expressed anger that the guidance had “landed on school leaders’ desks less than 24 hours before the start of the national lockdown”
        • The new guidance, issued by the Department for Education on Wednesday afternoon, says “face coverings should be worn by adults and children aged 11 and above when moving around the premises, outside of classrooms or activity rooms, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained”, and the same applies to further education colleges

        Lockdown Brings Large Increase in Babies Harmed or Killed

        • There was an alarming 20% rise in babies being killed or harmed\ during the first lockdown, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has revealed
        • Sixty-four babies were deliberately harmed in England – eight of whom died. Some 40% of the 300 incidents reported involved infants, up a fifth on 2019
        • Ms Spielman believes a “toxic mix” of isolation, poverty and mental illness caused the March to October spike
        • Health staff and social workers were hampered by Covid restrictions and many regular home visits could not take place, while others were carried out remotely, using the telephone or video links