🍎 Good Monday morning! I went to an apple festival yesterday out in nearby Potsdam - for the apples that grow on trees, just to be clear.
But! On arrival, we found it wasn’t on, rescheduled to next weekend. Plans were in tatters.
But! Wandering around the city, we found another apple festival and many apples and apple products were enjoyed. (And, are providing fuel for this newsletter, and the DGiT Monthly, which will hit your inbox tomorrow.)
Wireless charging has been weak sauce since it first emerged as a way to top up your battery without needing to plug it in. First seen in 2009’s smartphone technology (iFixit), things haven’t really been dramatically better since those days, until recently:
But much more important is speed:
👎 Sony Xperia 5 review: Good fundamentals but way too many pain points, including price (Android Authority).
📸 Samsung Galaxy A70s hits India: The battle of 64MP phones begins (Android Authority).
🤷♂️ Buying a OnePlus phone used to be simple, but that’s changed in multiple ways, and C Scott Brown is on the money (Android Authority).
📱 Flagship phones have top of the line displays, but you don't have to spend $1000 to get one - here’s why (Android Authority).
🥇 10 best games on Google Play Pass: Great value at $2 a month (Android Authority).
📂 Samsung’s next Galaxy Fold will be sold worldwide (SamMobile)
🍎 The big hardware hack that Apple can’t fix, enabling jailbreaks of devices from the iPhone 4S to iPhone X has more detail: Developer of Checkm8 explains why iDevice jailbreak exploit is a game changer (Ars Technica). Yet for the average iPhone/iPad owner? Not a big deal, here’s why (AppleInsider).
✈ Microsoft’s legendary simulator is back: All I want to do is chill and play 'Flight Simulator' (Engadget).
🕳 Planet Nine: Our solar system might have a black hole from the Dawn of the Universe (Vice).
🥾 You can camp on a lake with a $1,499 floating tent. Also, a cool new way to die while camping (AVClub).
✨ Stargate’s Tabletop RPG now recruiting playtesters (GateWorld). (Included at Adam Doud’s request)
🤔 “When laying in bed does anyone just randomly raise their arm up?” (r/askreddit).
Today’s meme goes out to Dutch media and Dutch police, for the privacy-conscious arrest of a bird:
Have a good one,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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