Sorry, the Galaxy Fold, Mate X will make your Android and iPhone more expensive in 2019

If you think your Android phone or iPhone is expensive now, just wait. Foldable phones like the and , and 5G-ready devices, like the and , will soon push phone prices well over the $1,000 mark that’s become the ceiling for premium phones. All that’s about to change. Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Fold starts at $1,980 (roughly £1,500 or AU$2,800) for the 4G version, a price that Samsung justifies by virtue of its foldable phone being a luxury device that’s also a true phone-tablet hybrid.

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An Android Vulnerability Went Unfixed for Over Five Years

With more than 2 billion users, Android has a staggering number of devices to protect. But a “high-severity” bug that went undetected for more than five years—that attackers could exploit to spy on a user and gain access to their accounts—serves as a reminder that Android’s impressive open source…

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The New Realities of Mobile Page Speed Measurement

These days page speed is prioritized like never before. Of course, such things don’t happen overnight, and there was quite a number of changes recently, which gradually led to it.
Things started changing when mobile-first indexing was rolled out and Googlebot began crawling and indexing pages…

Link: The New Realities of Mobile Page Speed Measurement
via http://www.stateofdigital.com

7 Best Linux Distros for Beginners in 2019

So, you heard about Linux so many times but never had the guts to finally commit to the change cause of those scary stories that you heard on how complex setting up Linux is, and the choice of the Linux distribution in the first place? Well, you shouldn’t worry about that anymore because we got you covered.

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Apple Music, Exclusive Extras, and Merch

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories content, delivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly. Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Plus, it’s made in Italy. Starting at $5/month, with an annual option available.

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South Africa is now a major hub for big tech’s cloud datacenters

If you wanted a demonstration of how important cloud services have become in Africa, it was the unusual occurrence of high-level executives from both Amazon and Microsoft, the world’s biggest providers, being in South Africa at the same time this month. Yousef Khalidi, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president of Azure Networking, was in Johannesburg to announce two data centers in the country; while Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, was also in town to launch the first so-called “Pop-up Loft” in Africa.

Link: South Africa is now a major hub for big tech’s cloud datacenters
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You Can Create Blockchain Apps Without Coding With Crowd Academy!

Everybody who knows anything about the blockchain technology wishes to be associated with it. Crowd Academy is the solution for all of us if we wish to do a free dAPP course. Coding is not everybody’s cup of tea. But we wish to create our own dAPPs. Did you hear about the Crowd Machine? Crowd Machine is a blockchain startup.

Link: You Can Create Blockchain Apps Without Coding With Crowd Academy!
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