The Galaxy Z Flip’s glass screen isn’t very durable

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, its display’s extra-thin glass drew the attention of many people. It theoretically offered a better feel and more durability than the fragile plastic of the Galaxy Fold. You might not want to get your hopes up, however.

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Automated app helps ordinary citizens sue pesky robocall scammers

Nobody likes robocalls, the automated phone calls which are the bane of both the Federal Communications Commission and, well, every human with a phone. The average American citizen suffers through an estimated average of 18 robocalls every single month.

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Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin ‘Glass’ into question

Samsung’s claim that the new Galaxy Z Flip uses “Ultra Thin Glass” sounded like a true breakthrough when the foldable phone was announced last week. Until now, foldable screens have used plastic displays, which can be easily scratched with even a fingernail.

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Strava now syncs workout data from your Apple Watch

If you use Strava to track your workouts on an iPhone, you’ve probably wondered why you couldn’t sync your Apple Health data with it. While there is a Strava app for the Apple Watch, there’s not as much of an incentive to get the wearable if it your data stays isolated.

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Tips for Retouching Skin in Photoshop That You Need to Know

When it comes to retouching skin in Photoshop, there are a lot of tools and techniques available to you. Some of these are fairly easy and self-explanatory, like the Healing Brush. Others, like frequency separation, are complicated multi-step processes.

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New trailers: Stranger Things, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, and more

Every year ahead of the Oscars, all of the animated and live action shorts get bundled together and screened in theaters so people have a chance to check them out. I always go see the animated ones, and they’re always a lovely, strange, beautiful, and very mixed bag.

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Report: An old Android virus is reinstalling itself even after factory resets

A particularly persistent malware infection has been spreading amongst Android phones — and removing it only seems to bring it back with a vengeance. The Trojan xHelper, which Malwarebytes first wrote about last May, is reportedly re-spawning on devices where it’s already been removed.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.inputmag.com/tech/report-old-android-virus-is-reinstalling-itself-even-after-factory-resets

MWC 2020 is cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

MWC, the smartphone industry’s biggest annual trade show, won’t happen this year. On Wednesday, the GSMA, the organization that puts together the event, said it’s cancelling MWC 2020 over coronavirus-related concerns. The trade show was scheduled to run between February 24th and 27th.

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Apple’s free learn-to-code Swift Playgrounds sandbox arrives on Mac

Nearly four years after it launched as an iPad-exclusive in 2016, Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app is now available for Mac as part of Apple’s Catalyst app initiative, designed to help bridge the software gap between its macOS and iOS platforms (via 9to5Mac).

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Shooting 8K videos on the Galaxy S20 requires 600MB per minute

8K footage recorded on the Samsung Galaxy S20 will take up around 600MB per minute, according to Samsung, meaning that storage could quickly become an issue if you want to record video at the highest-possible resolution.

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