Motorola Disputes Razr Durability Concerns

From PC Mag: Purchasing the new Razr might not be the best idea if you're going to hold onto it for many years.

In a durability test performed by CNET, Motorola's foldable phone gets put up against the FoldBot. Just after 27,000 flips, the Razr called it quits and fell short of the 100,000 flips planned for this particular test. Motorola now disputes durability concerns and released footage from an in-house durability test to challenge CNET's discovery.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Flip phone during Oscars 2020

From CNET: We've heard the rumors and seen the links, but on Sunday Samsung showed off its Galaxy Z Flip phone officially for the first time -- at the Academy Awards, of all places. An ad playing early in the Oscars night showed the Galaxy Z Flip in action (though it didn't actually name the phone), folding like Moto's new Razr. Despite showing off the phone, the ad was mostly a teaser for Unpacked, Samsung's launch event for the phone that'll take place on Tuesday.

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As I am still learning chords on a guitar, I think the hardest ones are the F and B chords. Most of the difficulty comes from the fact both of these chords are traditionally bar chords. My fingers do not have as much strength to consistently push down multiple strings all the time, which is why barred chords are difficult for me. You can probably play these chords using different fingering and thus avoiding the need to bar multiple strings, but there are other problems that come with the alternatives. For the longest time, when I wanted to play songs with these less than preferable chords, I would instead play in a different key and use a capo to transpose it back to the original and avoid the chord altogether.

WhatsApp dark mode for iPhone arrives in latest beta

From The Verge: WhatsApp is finally getting a dark mode soon on iPhone soon. A new beta version of WhatsApp for iOS has appeared with dark mode enabled, indicating that it will soon be available for all iPhone users. MacRumors reports that the testing notes include a dark mode, although no beta testers have shared what the mode looks like.

France hits Apple with $27M fine for slowing down old iPhones

From CNET: France's consumer watchdog on Friday announced that it fined Apple 25 million euros ($27.4 million) for intentionally slowing down older iPhone models with a software update.

The action follows an investigation by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and the Suppression of Fraud that kicked off in January 2018, after Apple admitted that its iOS software slowed down the performance of older iPhones to counteract problems found in aging lithium-ion batteries

Hero 8 drives GoPro to second most profitable quarter ever

From The Verge: Sales of the GoPro Hero 8 series helped the company post Q4 revenue of $528 million, up 40 percent compared to the same holiday quarter last year. It was the third best quarter in terms of revenue ever posted by the company, which founder and CEO Nick Woodman took public in 2014. Those numbers allowed the company to eke out a profit of $102 million for the October to December 2019 period, it’s second most profitable quarter ever, according to Woodman.

Developers Can Now Sell One App for All Mac/iOS Platforms

From PC Mag: It looks as though the days of buying the same app multiple times for your macOS and iOS devices may soon be over.

As The Verge reports, game and app developer Steve Troughton-Smith noticed one of the new features in the 11.4 beta version of Apple Xcode is universal purchases. What it means is, a developer can decide to build and distribute an app as a universal purchase, which means anyone purchasing such an app can use it on both their macOS and iOS devices, as well as those running iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS if there's support.

Huawei hits Verizon with lawsuits alleging patent infringement

From CNET: Huawei on Thursday launched a pair of patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon, alleging the US carrier used 12 of its patents without authorization. The controversial Chinese company's suits were filed in United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

It's seeking compensation for the use of networking, download security and video communication technology it says are covered by 12 patents.

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