☕ Good morning! Let's go with 1200 or so words for your tech Tuesday.
The rumor mill is pretty hot that Apple will release some kind of tracking device soon, with its U1 chip built into the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models to achieve the tracking part, at least.
Now, there’s the new ‘Sticker’ range, managing to be released before Apple steps in and announces its own system. This isn’t huge news alone, but there’s a pretty good sense this might be Tile’s last chance to own the space before Cupertino uses its built-in hardware advantages.
📂 Is the Samsung Galaxy Fold a good tablet? (Android Authority).
🔨 Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown reveals how Samsung addressed its issues (Android Authority).
📩 Hulu offline downloads are here, but you’ll have to pay for it (Android Authority).
🎨 Google Photos Colorize feature appears online: Check out these samples (Android Authority).
👉 Google will require new Android devices to run Android 10 if approved after January 31, 2020 (XDA Developers). This should help reduce problems with old software, in theory,
💻 macOS Catalina is available as of right now, and CNET says good things: Apple lets the Mac be a pro, and makes the iPad a partner, after years of letting iOS get all the new shiny features (CNET). It’s the end of iTunes, too.
📑 As for iPadOS, The Verge’s Dieter Bohn continues his run of insights with his iPadOS review titled 50 percent more computer, but still a 7/10 result (The Verge).
🔊 Oh, and Spotify is now available on Apple TV (apps.apple.com).
🎃 Google’s Frightgeist is back, its list of Halloween costume search trends for 2019 (blog.google.com).
📺 LG puts its 38% transparent OLED TVs in Harrods windows in London to demonstrate its technology (Engadget). It’s all about what you don’t see, because these screens are better at blending in… and I guess the pictures aren’t telling the full story, or the effect is much much better in person?
🚁 The Uber Copter vs. MTA public transit in a race to JFK — and it was very close (NY Post). “One is a bumpy, deafening and slightly nauseating way to get to John F. Kennedy Airport — the other is public transportation.”
🌔 Astronomers just found 20 new moons around Saturn (Gizmodo), and now there’s at least 82 in orbit. Plus the rings.
🔴 Mars Curiosity Rover finds evidence of an ancient oasis on Mars (TechCrunch).
🔭 Here’s a review of a $4,000 Stellina smart telescope, and no doubt space snobs will say all the manual effort makes it more worthwhile, but a good way to get started if money isn’t an issue? (space.com).
If you’re 26, and in the US, where do you live? Thirty or forty years ago, the answer would’ve overwhelmingly have been: with a spouse or a partner.
Today? Not so much, as this chart, using US Census Bureau’s Current Population Surveys data, via r/dataisbeautiful shows:
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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