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The Weekly Authority: 📱 Flip 4, Far Out, and foldable patents

The Weekly Authority: 📱 Flip 4, Far Out, and foldable patents


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Ryan Haines / Android Authority

⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority e-newsletter that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 209th version right here, with our Galaxy Z Flip 4 overview, a brand new Google foldable patent, Apple’s Far Out occasion, and an upcoming Days Gone film — plus rather more.

👻 This week I’m off to the Edinburgh Competition to see (or ought to that be hear?) three of Darkfield‘s immersive exhibits, Eulogy, Flight, and Seance — and I’m not going to lie, I’m fairly scared but in addition excited!

Fashionable information this week

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Social media:

  • Did you get spammed by the Fb bug that crammed customers’ feeds with countless posts from superstar accounts?
  • Creepy: TikTok’s monitoring your keystrokes — The corporate’s in-app browser may very well be monitoring your exercise on outdoors web sites and will even seize your bank card data or passwords.
  • Twitter safety is a large mess, in line with whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, who’s simply been fired as Twitter’s head of safety and wrote a report outlining a complete host of points, together with that “greater than half of Twitter workers had direct entry to the service’s stay code and knowledge.”
  • Elon Musk subpoenas Jack Dorsey as he prepares for October 17 trial — the subpoena “seeks data associated to false or spam accounts and details about how Twitter stories on spam accounts.”


Motion pictures/TV:

days gone bike ride


dune awakening


samsung galaxy z flip 4 external notifications

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro Bora Purple In Hand

Ryan McLeod / Android Authority

Weekly Surprise

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Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

I’m nonetheless surrounded by transferring packing containers, so I believed for this week’s version of the Weekly Surprise, I’d take a look at some tech-related issues that may assist along with your transfer.

Final week my colleague C. Scott Brown wrote about transferring home, and the way he realized that saving tech product packing containers was ineffective.

  • I have to admit to being responsible of hoarding tech product packing containers myself, with a “by no means know when it could be wanted” mentality.
  • Nevertheless, they’re undoubtedly an additional factor to type and pack amongst a mountain of stuff, and in the end I noticed that the smaller I can get that mountain, the much less traumatic my transfer will probably be.
  • I’ve binned about 90% of my tech packing containers, retaining only a couple for bigger gadgets which are nonetheless in guarantee, however they double as packaging for transferring the gadgets, so I determine that works.

We requested you in case you stored your tech product packing containers, and it seems only a few of you truly throw all of your packing containers away, with the bulk (45.2%) saying they solely threw out a few of their packing containers. Nearly as a lot of you (44.5%) stored all of your tech packing containers, with simply 10.3% of polled readers saying they threw all their packing containers out — and that’s most likely a good selection in case you’re battling restricted cupboard space.

Transferring along with your good house tech

There’s a lot to consider when transferring house, like migrating your good house tech, in addition to contemplating house safety to your new place.

  • Good doorbells, thermostats, locks, and out of doors safety cameras — in addition to different hard-mounted merchandise — can all be cumbersome when transferring, so it could make extra sense to depart them behind.
  • It’s typically simpler to spend money on a brand new wi-fi safety digicam, good video doorbell, or window coverings like good blinds or shades reasonably than taking your present good house tech with you, although that may be prohibitive given the seemingly countless value of transferring.

Fortunately, that’s not a difficulty for my transfer — I’m relocating from an older property that doesn’t even have electrical lighting in all of the rooms, not to mention any good house tech setup.

One factor I’m undoubtedly conscious of by way of all this, although, is the significance of getting sufficient sleep to fight the stress of transferring. Sleep tracker apps are actually useful right here, as are meditation apps — Calm has been serving to me keep sane, however there are many different good selections on the market.

Tech Calendar

  • Now till August 28: Gamescom
  • September 1: OnePlus 10T pre-orders open (US)
  • September 1 @ 3 AM ET: Sony Xperia launch occasion (Xperia 5 IV?)
  • September 2-6: IFA Berlin
  • September 6: Huawei Mate 50 sequence launch
  • September 7 @ 10 AM PT (1 PM ET, 7 PM CET): Apple’s Far Out occasion
  • September 10 @ 9 PM CEST: Ubisoft Ahead showcase
  • September 29: OnePlus 10T on sale
  • October 6: Pixel 7 launch? (TBC)
  • October 13: Pixel 7 on sale? (TBC)
  • November 8: Cranium and Bones launch date on Xbox Sequence S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Luna
  • November 9: God of Struggle: Ragnarok launches on PS4, PS5
  • November 18: The Darkish Footage: The Satan in Me launches on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence S/X, and PC

Tech Tweet of the Week

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Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.



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