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TechnikNews Weekly # 006: Apple Event, Huawei P20 Lite and more

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Another week has passed, time for him TechnikNews Weekly in issue 006. Today among other things: Expectations for the Apple event in two days, Huawei P20 lite spotted in the wild and more.

Instagram: Update with useful improvements to come

Using Instagram isn't very fun right now. Posts are sometimes displayed in a non-sensical order, the feed updates as you scroll, and posts are often shown late. Instagram is now responding to the complaints from users, an update in which just mentioned Proproblems to be fixed should appear in the coming weeks. This update will also include two new features. The first thing announced was that browsing the feed would take you back to where you left off if you closed the app. In addition, the social network wants to introduce a button that makes it possible to update the feed manually. Nevertheless, automatic updates should not be ruled out, even if, according to Instagram, they should only occur rarely.

Review of the Asus Zenbook UX530UX

This week there was also a new review TechnikNews, this time to a notebook, the Zenbook UX530UX from Asus. In the test, it turned out that this notebook is very slim and light, which is why you can take it with you pretty well. In addition, the device is very well made, which is underlined with good speakers from Harman / Kardon and the good display. The battery life and performance are also on a fairly high level. During the test, it was noticed that quite a lot of bloatware was preinstalled. In addition to this, it also stood out that the battery often only charged up to 99% and that the display flap was processed rather poorly.

The Zenbook UX530UX is a beautiful and compact notebook (picture: © TechnikNews 2018)

Instructions for deleting the Facebook account

A big topic in the technology world is currently the data scandal surrounding Facebook, in which Cambridge Analytica was involved. Sources found that third-party apps linked to Facebook intercepted data from oneself and from Facebook friends. Therefore, many users now want to distance themselves from the social network, but the appeal by Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton is not entirely innocent. We have published instructions for deleting the Facebook account, in which we also point out what you have to pay attention to.

Huawei P20 Lite increasingly discovered in the wild

Actually, the Huawei P20 Lite should be together with the P20 and the P20 Pro will be presented in Paris on March 27th. Some YouTubers, including techloupe and TBLT.de, have already got their hands on the smartphone, and the device is also appearing on the website of the Austrian mobile communications provider A1. Now it is known that the smartphone is made of aluminum and has a 5,8-inch display with a notch. The software used is Android 8.0 with EMUI 8.0. The P20 Lite is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 in combination with 4GB RAM. In addition, a dual camera with 16MP and 2MP at f/2.2 was installed. In terms of price, we are talking about around €360. There is no confirmed information about the Huawei P20 yet.

2 million users known with Spotify crack

Spotify disclosed usage figures for Spotify cracks for the first time this week. As a result, around 2 million users are said to have used an active Spotify crack in the past. Not necessarily a nice number for Spotify – even before the IPO. To this ProAfter the numerous deactivations of the cracks, one should continue to take action against manipulated Spotify apps in the future.

Expectations from the Apple event in March

Parallel to the Huawei event in Paris, the Apple event will also take place in two days. The motto this time: "Creative ideas for teachers and students". The event also takes place in a high school in Chicago. We expect Apple to present the iPhone SE 2, new inexpensive iPads and Macbooks and maybe the Apple Pencil 2 in conjunction with a Classroom app. We will find out what is actually being presented on March 27th at 16:30 pm at the event. We will report afterwards.

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David lives in Graz and has been there for around half a decade TechnikNews, also editor-in-chief for some time. He regularly provides the site with news, test reports and the like TechnikNews Weekly, which was his idea to launch. He likes to spend his free time outdoors, listening to a lot of music (and clearly too loud) and some podcasts on all kinds of topics, and also likes to go running. He enjoys the time that remains with his charming girlfriend or in front of the TV.

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