☕ Good morning! Tomorrow is scheduled to be a 37°C or 99°F day, and Europe is in the grips of a nasty early summer heatwave. Tomorrow’s newsletter may come to you from directly from my fridge. Today’s newsletter is 823 words, or less than 4 minute read!
Microsoft is working on a dual-screen Surface tablet. This we know.
How do we know?
The news, however, is that this dual-screen Surface is reportedly set to support Android apps - if the latest rumors and reports are true:
Can Microsoft make an Android tablet great again?
📦 Amazon Prime Day 2019 expands, will now be a 48-hour sale on July 15-16 (Android Authority).
⚖ AT&T slapped with lawsuit over hidden $2 monthly fee (AA).
🆕 iOS 13, iPadOS, MacOS Catalina available for public beta testing. Reports are that it’s not worth trialing yet, unless you’re a developer (CNET).
📞 Hackers are stealing years of call records from hacked cell networks, ‘massive’ espionage (TechCrunch).
🤳 Gigi Hadid wants to rewrite copyright law around her Instagram account (The Verge).
✨ A weekend with “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”: Two muggles debate the latest mobile game with grand ambitions - and find it lacking (Engadget).
🚀 SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy early this morning. I watched the webcast while writing - the center cores didn’t stick the landing, but the boosters landed safely (TechCrunch).
⛵ Bill Nye’s crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 went up with a bunch of other satellites and deployed successfully (Planetary Society).
🔋 Here is BMW’s new electric motorcycle concept (TechCrunch).
🛬 Boeing has so many grounded 737 MAX planes waiting to be fixed they're parking them in the employee parking lot (Jalopnik).
👋 Bye Bye Camera is an iOS app that removes humans from photos - it’s more art than real photography tool, but fun if you have an iPhone/iPad (DPReview).
🤦♂️ How a small ISP in Pennsylvania tanked a big chunk of the web on Monday, with Verizon partly to blame as well (Slate).
👁 Bacteria live on our eyeballs – understanding their role could help treat common eye disease (The Conversation).
🤔 “Reddit, what’s a secret your job keeps from the public?” (r/askreddit).
A previous Chart Tuesday has looked at the highest-grossing film franchises.
But what about all media, including books, box office, merchandise, TV, and video games? Prepare to be surprised:
Thanks for reading!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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